No. I am not suicidal . I ask this because of an Indian Shikaree l suddenly remembered. When l was a kid , l had visited India with my Family on a trip in the early 1980s , a place called Darjileeng . One of my Granddad's Indian friends was a hunter named Mr. Karim ( he sadly passed away in 2002) . Now , Hunting was legal in India till 1972 , before those stupid anti hunters passed those laws. In the 1960s , this Gentleman , Mr. Karim had dispatched over 36 leopards. He also hunted Sambhar deer and Gaur . Even as kid , l was interested in fire arms and hunting , so l remember talking to him about the guns he used for hunting. He actually showed me the two guns which l remember clearly . One was a 12 gauge Double barrelled side by side shotgun ( which Indians used to call 12 bore DBBL ) which was locally made in India by the ordinance factory. The other was a .22LR caliber rifle made by BRNO ( l can't remember if it was a bolt action or a semi ). I know for a fact that these were the only two guns he ever owned and used for hunting . I know that these were the two calibers he used to use because ( according to my granddad ) he would always take some boxes of 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch shells and .22 LR ammo from my Granddad whenever he would visit our house in the states every year. And whenever my Granddad would visit India , he would gift Mr. Karim some boxes of 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch shells and some boxes of .22 LR Ammo. Mr. Karim used to HATE Indian ammunition. I believe that at that time the only sporting Ammunition made in India was 12 gauge shotgun shells ( 2 3/4 inch ) and .315 bore rifle cartridges loaded with 244 grain round nose soft points ( meant to be used in their locally made Lee Enfield action rifles ) . Now , what l don't understand is HOW the Hell can a guy kill leopards with a .22 Rimfire ?! If it was a centre fire like a .22 Hornet , l could buy it . But a .22 Rimfire seems like the last weapon on Earth , l would wanna shoot 200 lb leopards with. I know that he was definitely the real deal , because my Granddad still has some of the leopard skins from the man eaters that he shot and my grandfather knew him for many years . And he was really celebrated by the locals at the time . P.S : I never actually asked him which of the two guns he used for leopard . It may be possible that he used the 12 gauge side by side for leopard. But isn't using a shotgun for leopard , just as unwise as using a .22 Rimfire ? I know that he must have used the 12 gauge for Gaur , since Indian game regulations at the time mandated that a minimum caliber of .400 be used on bison and buffalo.