Thank you for your kind words. I am aware how well you write Habib Saheb.Bapu, this is highly impressive. In my experience as well, waiting to ambush a man eating Royal Bengal tiger when he returns to feed on a temporarily abandoned natural kill is the most surefire manner to make sure that we are targeting the specific man eater in question (provided that the animal hasn’t been disturbed just like you said).
I think that you would make an excellent author (far better than myself, anyway). I know that you stopped one leopard charge with your 12 gauge (2.75”) BRNO ZP-49 and Eley Alphamax LG shells. Did you also use this combination to stop the second leopard charge ?
During the second charge I had my 06 and 180grs. As I have shot all my maneaters on foot from the ground and none further than 10 yards. This particular leopard was hit behind the shoulder but a little high the shot did anchor him but he still had the strength to come up to me since I was on the ground ( generally you don’t get much time to build machans and one doesn’t want to disturb the leopard as he’s in the vicinity and he would be reasonable lying close ) I just got enough time to reload and take a shot on him.
I feel 06 just works well on leopards.
Honestly haven’t tried my 375. This time if I get an chance i shall.