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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by RWBlue, Oct 15, 2010.
Is .405 WCF enough for African lions?
The only expirience I have with that particular round was hunting Kimodo Dragons off the coast of New Zealand, and that was a whole different ballgame. A whole different ballgame...So I don't know.
It was good enough for Teddy Roosevelt! Some today might consider it a little light, though. There are obviously better choices ballistically.
Is this a real conversation? It's nicknamed "lion medicine". Besides its track record, I think if you were planning an African hunt you would probably have more knowledgable resources than GT...
Nope, it is a fake conversation.
I find it interesting how animals must be getting harder to kill because we keep needing more and more gun to kill them.
In the first 1/3 of the 20th century, most all Americans took a Win Mod 1895 in .405Win for their African safari's. TR and Osa/Martin Johnson included.
Why was this thread started?
Well, my elk mount climbed off my wall because I shot him with a .308, so now I'm looking a a .300 mag.
Plenty for lion, so long as no cape buffalo come calling. And it works on those, too. Just not my first choice. Your guide should have it covered.
that has a purpose,
Pushes the .30 cal bullet out a good ways further ..
Kill anything in the americas thats for sure..
.405 has always been a good lion cartridge and will always be one. Use it and have a good hunt.
33 post in and you think you own the place?
Within its ballistic limits, yes.
I'd prefer something else, along the lines of the classical african calibers, but it would certainly do an admirable job.
This reminds me of a few years ago at deer camp, on a crappy weather day, i pulled out my Mosin Nagant 91/30 and everyone laughed and said that's not enough gun for a white tail. I remember reading stories how the ruskies hunted bear in Siberia with the 91/30 close to 100 years ago but now days with more advance bullets and powders we can't kill a deer with that caliber.
Maybe I should have asked about 38-40, 44-40, or even 30-30 and deer. OR 32S&W Long, 38-40, 44-40 as a personal protection gun.
I have been thinking retro recently.
It sounds like they have never fired a 7.62x54R.
Probably because the OP was curious about it.
Could always go with LCP, they seem to the solution to everything.