yup but its one of my pet wind ups, along with there being only one .416 which is of course the Rigby......
That is so and is the calibre he uses for Buffalo, Lion etc. For elephant hunting he prefers his 500 Jeff.
He describes it as "The most devastatingly effective combination I have ever used on elephant even in the most dangerous situations."
As you mention the most important part is shot placement with an appropriate calibre for the task.
Damn, Rookhawk i knew i was tipping them too well to afford those fancy double cannons! FYI 4 are sponsors of this site packing those doubles, so those damn sponsor PH's are overchging to buy those doubles. we better get after them. Just teasing those guys are all great and they earn every penny they made to buy those babies and they can back me up with one all day every day and one will be next to me with a double 470 when i put a large hole in a buff soonThen your PHs are getting overpaid!
All jokes aside, the PHs I know are not remotely interested or knowledgeable on guns. They emphasize it's just a tool over and over again, a sad, un-lubricated , unloved, injured, broken tool. Those tools are all .458s either Mausers or BRNO.
Keep in mind, these are Zim boys and they cannot afford ammo so they are relying on old trusted calibers that clients can leave them ammo or they can get a few smuggled rounds. Rumor has it 458 is cheapest DG round at $300-$400 a box in Zim!