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Old 03-22-2011, 12:44 PM   #11
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300gr SP bullet travelling at 2600fps generates 4500ft/lbs at the muzzle. Hits like an express train; the vitals of this Springbok were turned to mush, and I could fit my fist into the exit wound
Is that enough gun for that animal?
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Is that enough gun for that animal?
if he is hunting in the springbok natural habitat the gun isnt so much for the springbok but the things that that eat the springbok... it just works double duty.

the holland and holland a couple of posts up is a double rifle not a shotgun. they are pricey because each part is hand made and hand fitted the barrels are tuned to fire in concert with each other.
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the vitals of this Springbok were turned to mush, and I could fit my fist into the exit wound

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PS re your sig line, Aus, isn't it "Shoot straight, ya bloody bastards!"?
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the holland and holland a couple of posts up is a double rifle not a shotgun. they are pricey because each part is hand made and hand fitted the barrels are tuned to fire in concert with each other.
JD said that it was a double rifle in his post.
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the holland and holland a couple of posts up is a double rifle not a shotgun. they are pricey because each part is hand made and hand fitted the barrels are tuned to fire in concert with each other.
While H&H also makes very fine double barreled shotguns, the one I linked and pictured is one of their double rifles, which are more rare, and thus fitting this category.

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Magnificent Best sidelock “Royal Ejector” double rifle in .375 H&H flanged magnum, completed in 1995. Weight: 9 lbs. 2oz. Stock with 14 ½” LOP. Superb 24” chopper lump steel barrels with mint bores have a quarter rib and ramp front sight.
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How about a multi tasker?
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if he is hunting in the springbok natural habitat the gun isnt so much for the springbok but the things that that eat the springbok... it just works double duty.
Factoid, a week before I got there a hude leopard had scaled/jumped the 12 ft electric fence surrounding the game park and started devouring wildebeests
I didn't feel overgunned for 1 second!

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PS re your sig line, Aus, isn't it "Shoot straight, ya bloody bastards!"?
Nah, Breaker reputedly said "Shoot straight, ya bastards. Don't make a mess of it". Unfortunately for him, the firing squad did shoot straight and he was killed in Pretoria in 1902.




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