.405 WCF for Lion

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  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Is .405 WCF enough for African lions?
     
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    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.
     

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    It was good enough for Teddy Roosevelt! Some today might consider it a little light, though. There are obviously better choices ballistically.
     
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    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...
     
  5. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Nope, it is a fake conversation.:tongueout:


    I find it interesting how animals must be getting harder to kill because we keep needing more and more gun to kill them.
     
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    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.
     
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    Why was this thread started?
     
  8. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Well, my elk mount climbed off my wall because I shot him with a .308, so now I'm looking a a .300 mag.
     
  9. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    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.
     
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    that has a purpose,

    Pushes the .30 cal bullet out a good ways further ..

    Kill anything in the americas thats for sure..
     
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    .405 has always been a good lion cartridge and will always be one. Use it and have a good hunt.
     
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    33 post in and you think you own the place?:upeyes:
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :rofl:
     
  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    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.
     
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    It sounds like they have never fired a 7.62x54R.
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    for fun?:dunno:

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Probably because the OP was curious about it.
     
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    Agreed
     
  20. OmniscientX

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    Could always go with LCP, they seem to the solution to everything. :)