Read this Elephant Charge

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@IvW Out of genuine interest I was wondering if you could post those photos on the shot placement thread with a dot showing brain shot. I want to hunt elephant in the future and the more information is knowledge.

I could give me some time to figure out how to place a dot on a photo....what I can say us that most of the time the brain shot is placed too high by in experienced hunter....
 
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I saw this image in the 500 J thread. @colorado posted it.

Skipping the running option. Not a good idea with any DG.

(I'll thank Buzz C and Ivan C for the education on Elephant behaviour.)

I thought I'd toss a question out for discussion.

Given the behaviour of the Elephant in the photo: Do you need to shoot?




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@BRICKBURN.
I may end up dead but I think it's just a show telling to back off your a bit close. As some would say it's a bluff charge.
Hopefully in real life I would still be alive.
Bob
 

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Brick,
a famous picture of the South African Tourist Board from ancient times,this mockcharge.
I know two hunters - I am vouching for them - who have shot about 700 elephants.
All with the .375 H+H and cheap South African PMP ammunition (because in Zimb. nothing else was available).
They have never heard of a Schüler in their lives,but all done with PMP
@Foxi
If it is the same gentlemen whom I am thinking of , then they also used a .458 Winchester Magnum and 475 grain PMP monolithic solid factory loads . Am I accurate ?
 
 

 

 

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