Calibre Choices for Dangerous Game

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  1. Norma-USA

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    With courtesy of African Hunter Magazine, we present a series of their articles.
     

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  2. James.Grage

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    Nice article

    I am chatting with Rigby now about 416 Rigby.

    I will have to see how we could dress the rifle up... a little engraving would be a nice personal touch in my opinion...
     
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    Good article. Shot placement and the right bullet, where have I heard that before?
     
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    Excellent article with very good advice. In particular; . . . . "shot placement and bullet construction are far more important than calibre."
     
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    Yes shot placement is all important but a 416 Rigby would be such a great gun to own.
     
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    I think we have a consensus! Bullet composition and shot placement are the things PH's worry about. Good to know. CAustin- you might still need that .416 because the article didn't mention country-specific minimum calibers. If I were a judge, my gavel would be striking and the words "case closed" would echo in my courtroom. But I'm not, so feel free to continue arguing.
    Tiss
     
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    Excellent article, worth reading twice.
     

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