An exceptional double rifle caliber. Trailer from an upcoming show on seasons.
The point is why not. To quote Velo dog an elephant can be taken with a well placed frozen herring but why do it. Just like that a 700NE has its place. Man has always pushed the fields of engineering and the 700NE is a prime example. I have always looked at what people see as excessive as an engineering success. Just my 2 pence worth (thats right I'm British).Seems a bit excessive for any purpose, so I have to wonder what the point is.
"A rich and spoiled American" - seriously? You would think that was written by some Scandinavian socialist.I would argue that since we have the .577 and .600NE the .700 is and was always utterly redundant. The .700 came along only because H&H refused to build a .600 to a rich and spoiled American ( Bill Feldstein).
Not to mock Bill though...he hunted hard in Ethiopia for ele several times and shot a 100 pounder with an old british .600 ..
But besides, the .700 have earned a reputation for not penetrating on elephant...and who wants to lug around a 17-19 pound rifle..??
Have hunted Coutada 14 twice (and sat up one evening with Sebastian's father Tony way too late over a bottle of schnapps!) and the quantity of buffalo has to be seen to be believed. Great video and VC builds a great rifle. Thanks for being part of this community!!The hunt took place in Mozambique Coutada 14. The outfitter was Sebastian Wicker. We shot 14 Buffalos in one week. Such an incredible experience to be hunting with the 700NE. We shot Woodleigh bullets, 1,000gr bullets and 12,000 Joules of energy. As you can see in the video, the recoil is absolutely manageable because of the weigh and balance of the rifle which weighs 20 lbs or 9 kg.