- Mar 4, 2015
- Reaction score
- North America
- Member of
- NRA Life Benefactor, Trout Unlimited, Safari Club International
Nighthawks story about his Safari with the .243 pretty much sums it up, at least for me. It’s not the caliber of the rifle used, in question, but rather the caliber of the Rifleman.
Most people are probably over gunned, it seems to be a common theme here.
Often times both over gunned AND overloaded. Guys get a gun they can’t handle and then have an extra hot load made for it compounding the problem.
460 weatherby is definitely the stereotype for the loathed gun by many PHs For a variety of reasons. First and foremost, many clients cannot handle the recoil and those that can are often very delayed in getting off a second shot.
So many “normal” calibers exist with excellent capabilities for a variety of game, its sort of a warning sign to a PH that good judgment may be lacking if the client has something very big and very weird as a firearm.