Hey, we have one permit, unfortunately this virus has had a devastating effect. If things open anytime this year I will include the lion on the leopard hunt if interested send me a PM, not sure if our leopard is sold or not, the leopard should be a slam dunk, should?Pick me, I’m keen on a Lion.
A few days ago I had the opportunity to accompany my wife a newly qualified Zimbabwe PH on a National Parks Lion hunt. It was essential that the lion
be a old lion and the skull undamaged. I will skip the details of the hunt and get to the point. At first light he selected male noticed something not right about the blind, ( during the night some branches covering the shooting port had dropped) I believe he saw her white face, my port was will covered with branches he paid no attention to me. At about 10 paces he kicked up his investigative speed with head held low at about 8 paces he shot just below the jaw. The result was the bullet (swift A frame) barely took the bottom of the heart at the shot the lion turned to her left she immediately did a follow up shot hitting the spine and dropping the lion.
The point is when a lion is doing a direct approach with head low it is next to impossible under certain circumstances to make a successful heart shot without doing skull damage. If the lion would have been allowed to come closer a heart shot would have been out of the question.
The outcome was the lion went in the salt and the skull was undamaged, songs were sung and beers drank all to celebrate this old warrior life.
I am sure that IvW is the .500 Jeffery expert and will offer much better advice than myself, but I would have to say 570Gr Hornady DGX Bonded.
Revisiting an old thread and noticed your reply to me.Hey, we have one permit, unfortunately this virus has had a devastating effect. If things open anytime this year I will include the lion on the leopard hunt if interested send me a PM, not sure if our leopard is sold or not, the leopard should be a slam dunk, should?