- Dec 13, 2014
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Absolutely, Swift A-Frame. I'm sure there are other great bullets out there but I've killed a lot of critters with Swift A-Frames and Trophy Bonded Bearclaw bullets. I won't use anything else. I made the mistake of using Hornady DGX bullets...once. When I lived in Alaska, a 270 gr. Swift A-Frame in my .375 H&H was my bear gun with incredible effect. There are folks on this forum with a lot more elephant knowledge than I have, but I believe that a frontal brain shot on a cow elephant requires 14 or 16" of bone penetration. Obviously not an application for a soft unless she's running down your throat and that is what is up the pipe. I think it speaks well of the A-Frame that it got the job done.
It's hard to find a better bullet than the A-frame as I'm sure you and your friend can testify to.....I figured it was one of the premium bonded or mono-metal bullets. It would have been really neat to see how well that A-frame held together, and subsequently how far it penetrated, from a point-blank shot to the skull of a full-grown cow elephant. I'm sure it did great, and we know it at least penetrated to the brain.... I'm also sure that was probably the last thing on the PH, or your friend's, mind as well.....