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What is your preferred bullet when having to back up clients
@BeeMaaMy PH was thrilled when I showed up with Swift A-Frames.
He recommended premium expanding bullets.
Norma Oryx, Barnes TSX, Fed TBBC along with the SAF's.
He said it was fine to bring some solids if I wanted, but just a few.
Said not to load them in the magazine, just keep them handy.
Very useful for a shot using a DG caliber on one of the T10.
The other exception with solids is Elephant.
Which I'd love to hunt, but it's gonna have to wait.
I'm not sure of the shot he would recommend with solids.
Maybe the head/brain shot?
Have to ask those who have hunted Ele.
Edit - Apologies, just re-read the OP.
My PH used 458WM Hornady DGX 500 grain.
Not a whole lot of choices unless you reload.
Professor,that you are still alive ..with your .458 which is just enough for a sheepdog ?Does being a Problem Animal Control officer count ? Probably not , but here is what I prefer .
For hunting dangerous game , I use my .458 Winchester Magnum . For hunting marauding Royal Bengal tigers , Asiatic leopards and Asiatic leopards ; I prefer the 500 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads . For hunting rogue Asiatic jungle elephants , Gaurs and salt water crocodiles ; I prefer Ken Stewart 500 grain flat nosed copper jacketed hand loaded solids .
Whenever I need to spoor wounded Asiatic leopards , I use my 12 bore which I load with Eley Alphamax 2 3/4 inch LG shells .
@FoxiProfessor,that you are still alive ..with your .458 which is just enough for a sheepdog ?
In Zimbabwe I am "woven" into a circle of black Professional Hunters.All were previously employed in Hangwe NP and shot quantities of elephants of which people here hardly have a current idea. Their armament then as now
375 H+H as well as
.458 Win MAg with PMP bullets FMJand soft for the other game.
1 (!) cartridge of a .375 costs round USD 20.- there
What I did not know at that time, that it is usual to go legally in NP on the (meat) hunt. The own employees must be supplied somehow. There are no supermarkets there.
The PHs in ZambiaI met led very gladly Federal.
A German/Namibian PH I met in the Khaudum area in Namibia hunts leads Woodleigh and Swift A Frame in his .500 Jeffrey.When remember right.
Some of our Boer PHs(they were culler also) in Namibia have shot stuff that is consistently considered crap here, but they are happy.
What is general concenzus of proffesionals on norma oryx bullet, on african hunting grounds, in 375HH?
This bullet here is rarely mentioned, on the other hand its available in my local shops, thus the question.