Welcome to our forum...I think. Not sure about someone that consistently hunts with a .600 or so. .416 Rigby is as big as I go. And a .404J is as big as I have ever hunted with.
Rapiers and broadswords. They both work. I have no issue with anyone who, based on experience, prefers a broadsword. Hell, I own a couple myself.Thank You All for the kind words!
Just a few pics of "The Mastodon"
Custom Built 4 Bore Double
2000gr custom jacketed bullets at 1400fps
For those who ask about recoil I will say it's a huge shove in the shoulder-like from your pet Grizzly Bear
Actually my .600s,585 "kicked" more,like a fast jab from Mike Tyson in the shoulder
Then in my earlier days when I was a Weatherby Junkie..I had a 378 and a 460 both built with shorter turned down lightweight barrels and Kevlar stocks by Brown Precision...they could hurt you! Broke scope mounts and the 460 split the web!
I then had them both braked..
Next..I am a Alaskan-African-S.American Hunter...The final A..Australia will be next for a Cull hunt in the near future...COVID go away!
I love BIG BORES..I have taken many Buffalo and a few Bison too(more to come as I have a place in Wyoming besides Louisiana)
I have taken them with the "puny .458WM (joking guys) and my Custom 6pd Browning 458 nailed them like THOR'S Hammer!I had compete pass throughs with Barnes X 450s at 2200fps or so..20" barrel..But i have also taken them with all the other big calibers including 600 and 4 bore...many in between wirh jeffery and gibbs..also the .500NE(my first double)..
Some posters seem to have a chip on their shoulder about the big 600s and think its not for them so they seem to knock it or the hunter using it? Makes no sense to be that way guys..you like your 375s and 416s..great for you! You drive a VW..fine but don't knock my V12 Roadster...
AHR (Wayne had built me 2-600s and the 1st .700 by them)and to date I think Wayne (a great guy and gunsmith)has built over 100
.600s ! Its a awesome machine and in the right hands it will smack whatever its pointed at! I never did drugs but these monster bores make me high!
So why..why not? I know your 375s will kill them dead..but why a 375...why not a 7×57? K.Bell slayed 1000s of elephants with his...or how about a neat little non kicking .257Wby? He'll Roy Weatheby gut shot a Cape Buffalo with his and killed it!
I will try to start posting a few storys of my Hunting adventures (my Wild Wonderful Single Life Adventures as a Bar Owner -14 of them- in New Orleans and Savannah) is for another forum or book
I have many but I am humbled compared to many others here especially the PH's and Safari Clubs...
Final note is I am also on FB on the two forums BIG BORE RIFLES & BIG BORE RIFLES-AFRICA...Highly recommend these if you want to add to your knowledge and fun pastime...
Happy Hunting Bwanna's...Thomas OView attachment 364873View attachment 364874View attachment 364875View attachment 364876
You got that right. Retired to Texas - and to paraphrase Crockett - decided everyone else could go to hell.Love it fellow Coonazz ! Lest not forget Spears,the Mace and of course the ole Battle Axe!! Lol
Yes agreed in what you can handle...recoil never bothered me as it does some others..seen flinchers with 308s,much less the heavy stuff! Heck I was shooting a 12ga single shot 3" H&R at 11(5.5pd Mule kicker) and a 458 at 13...then my dads Double 10ga..Both Barrels at 15...So its Pops fault I have the Big Bore Fever (handguns too!)
Now for those drinks fellow Louisianan..you got the 1st..but i got the 2nd,3rd,4th.....
Where are you located now?
Below is a few more BIG Bores I have hunted with...my .700NE double and my .700 Bolt...and a Wyoming Bison who took a 1000gr Woodleigh SOFT(2200fps) in the rear flank and came out his Chest...and whistled into the great plains! He flopped straight down in a microsecond-like a bolt of lightning hit him!
Look me up when you hit these Swamps!!
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