That is an excellent choice for a dedicated tiny 10 (plus night creatures) gun. If blue duiker and dik dik are on the menu, then perhaps a load of number 2 or 4 shot would be a better choice than buck - but it is easy to vary the load with to the quarry. When predator hunting with one of my drillings, I use number 4 up through coyotes.12ga/9.3 x 74R combo gun, solids in the 9.3 and light buckshot, AAA or 1 in the 12ga
I’ve been using my Ruger Ranch rifle in 5.56 shooting 5.56 Barnes TSX 70gr. I’ve been amazed at what I can kill with this setup and how little damage is done. I did a lot of research here at home before taking this on safari. I shot many fox and coyotes with different loads before settling on the 70gr Barnes. The heavy bullet does the job but without the damage you will see from the lighter bullets. I’ve taken many of the small cats and 4 of the tiny ten and plan to go for the last two soon. I’ve taken many springbok, bushpig, whitetail, and last week a big Dybowski Sika doe.Hello what caliber would be best for the Tiny 10 and not be overkill? If it is a nostalgic African caliber big plus! I'm thinking .243, what is your opinion?
My 7x57 made a horrible mess of a steenbok, but not a duiker? A 243 with target ammo (solids) would probably have been better.
Strange what bullet where you using?
Shot placement is also a factor....too far back can really rip up a Stein buck....very soft skin around the belly...duiker are more tough skinned in this area.....