I agree, I hate when I see on TV all the follow up shots and I mean several in a matter of a few seconds and the hunter is hunting with a double, things that make you go Hmmmm! in all my life of hunting and thats been a few years now I have had only 1 animal that anyone else had to put a bullet in and that was my fault what I thought was a shoulder and heart shot on a pig was infact a hindquarter and gut shot when we went in to get him he came out on the run and I wasn't in a position to shoot so the guy ahead of me had to make the shot, that still bothers me to this day.I would have a problem with any PH pulling the trigger right after I shoot, enough so that I would rather quit hunting than hunt that way.
Do AH members need you to speak for them?Youre a big man with a mighty smart mouth hiding behind a computer screen in New Mexico.Yousound like a liberal,trying to shout down someone else. Your mouth is all you have. You should talk to people the way you want to be talked to. You sound like a whiney,nosy female wondering what i'm doing. Those other AH members dont need you to speak for them, they are men. If you dont like my questions,pxss off.Its not up to you to decide what im doing.Black Powder 50
A few issues i have noticed.
Are you a hunter or are you a AH Forum troll?
Your questions that you are asking AH members to answer for you. You have been vague and general plus provide very little information, leading me to think you are not a hunter. "Is a .72 rifle using 900 grain conicals at around 14-1500 fps enough to kill things like cape buff and rhino?" What primers and black powder will you be using and why not bring your 14-1500 FPS up to 1950 FPS to assist in making a clean kill with a good placed round. Or were you looking to wound game in the field. an Earlier question by you on the use of black powder, members suggest you find the primers and powder in the country you will be hunting to work up a load.
Other members on AH have asked questions on rifles & ammunition and are open to suggestion and work up loads or purchase factory loads that are spot on for the game they are hunting. Plus one does not have to wonder if what they are taking will be braking the game laws of the country that they are hunting in.
Your earlier posts have been just as vague and difficult to provide a good answer to as this one is. Also your questions are skirting on breaking the game laws in African countries.
If you are truly interested in a African safari, i would suggest that you adhere to the country's laws governing rifle and ammunition. Your questions are hip shots with no country being identified as your safari destination. While your rifle minimum caliber meets the country's standards on Cape Buffalo and Rhino on this question your ammo is lacking in Energy needed. You keep pushing the low end on your ammo FPS and energy to where it would be against the country's law to use. And from what i am seeing, you want AH members to tell you it is OK and go ahead and do it.
If you sign on the doted line and book a safari you will be able to ask your outfitter and PH if what you are proposing to use is with in the country's laws. I do believe, From what i am reading from you the outfitter and PH's answer would no.
He listed a load because the muzzleloader is custom and can also shoot 500 or so grain balls,as it turns out with more energy@ 2000fps. But the muzzleloader in question will not push a 900 grain bullet to 1950fps that you mentioned.Its only black powder.It seems like a simple question....why must he list a "load"? As long as it meets the specs, who should care what load he is using?
BTW a 900 gr projectile @ 1420 fps produces more than the commonly accepted minimum of 4000 fp of energy, at 1500 it makes almost 4500 fp of energy, and at 1950 fps a 900 gr projectile produces just shy of 7600 fp of energy, and a bucket load of recoil, Yikes!
Now, I'm just as much of a "big bore" guy as anyone, but I think you can expect clean kills with something less than .600 Nitro performance.
My reply was aimed a James Grage, not you blackpowder50.He listed a load because the muzzleloader is custom and can also shoot 500 or so grain balls,as it turns out with more energy@ 2000fps. But the muzzleloader in question will not push a 900 grain bullet to 1950fps that you mentioned.Its only black powder.
If im having stuff built,i want as much info aspossible about it. And most AH ppl here are very helpful.thanks for loking.
Ok, i didnt know,i was just telling you what i was after. Most people on here are after information and opinions,and i get a lot of that here,its cool. I'm in agreement with you about overkill. I know people in USA sometimes tend to think they need more gun than they really do.It sells rifles! But thanks for responding,I appreciate your response and talking to me.Shows character.My reply was aimed a James Grage, not you blackpowder50.