leopard guns
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Hunting Forum > leopard guns

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 41
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default leopard guns

I'm thinking about going leopard hunting but I can't decide on what caliber I want.

.308
30-06
.300 wsm
7.62x54r mosin
12 gauge sabot slug
45-70

Are the last three on the list even big enough for a leopard?

__________________
mosin762 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
marc29th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 667
Liked 91 Times on 67 Posts

Default

*facepalm*

__________________
marc29th is offline  
Anna_Purna Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShagNasty1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,526
Liked 460 Times on 267 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mosin762
I'm thinking about going leopard hunting but I can't decide on what caliber I want. .308 30-06 .300 wsm 7.62x54r mosin 12 gauge sabot slug 45-70 Are the last three on the list even big enough for a leopard?
I believe you need a .300wm or larger to hunt in Africa for dangerous game but I could be wrong. And before you even go on this endeavor, you do know you cannot bring the pelt back into the United States, right?
__________________

Last edited by ShagNasty1001; 10-18-2013 at 08:34 PM.
ShagNasty1001 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,551
Liked 8691 Times on 3764 Posts
Likes Given: 1336

Default

Talk to your guide, and do what he says.










But if anything happens..... can I have your guns?

__________________

<--- Your Moderators at our weekly Troll Hunt

c3shooter is offline  
Gonzilla Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,968
Liked 699 Times on 479 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

Dangerous game as a rule have to be .375 Mag or larger. 9.3x62 is the exception.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 41
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShagNasty1001 View Post
I believe you need a .300wm or larger to hunt in Africa for dangerous game but I could be wrong. And before you even go on this endeavor, you do know you cannot bring the pelt back into the United States, right?
You can bring leopard back. You are probably thinking about cheetahs. I know you can bring leopards back because if you couldn't, they wouldn't be listed on taxidermy price lists.
__________________
mosin762 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShagNasty1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,526
Liked 460 Times on 267 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mosin762
You can bring leopard back. You are probably thinking about cheetahs. I know you can bring leopards back because if you couldn't, they wouldn't be listed on taxidermy price lists.
You can't bring any protected animals pelt back.. Leopard, cheetah, tigers, etc

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/64

"Furs: Most of the world&rsquo;s wild cats, including tigers and such spotted species as jaguar, leopard, ocelot, margay, and leopard cat, are protected. You cannot import skins or items made from, or trimmed with, the fur of these animals. Furs from seals, polar bears, and sea otters are also prohibited."
__________________
ShagNasty1001 is offline  
jpattersonnh Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,968
Liked 699 Times on 479 Posts
Likes Given: 719

Default

Leopards are found in different countries. You need to make sure it is ok from the country of origion.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hairbear1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Molong,NSW Australia
Posts: 573
Liked 367 Times on 200 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

30/06 is good for plains game in Africa so using that as a base I'd stuff it with a good 180gn Woodleigh, Barnes projectile or go to a .338 Win Mag along the same lines in Woodleigh or Barnes.
I'd definitely be asking your guide on his recommendations though.

__________________

The ability to think and speak doesn't necessarily guarantee intelligence

hairbear1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
clr8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Central NH
Posts: 3,150
Liked 927 Times on 613 Posts
Likes Given: 576

Default

Honest to God, WHF would you want to shoot a leopard? "Because I can, and because I have the money" isn't a good enough reason, IMHO. Now, if you are willing to hang a steak off your back, and go armed with a .22 revolver - cool, sent us, I mean make sure your guide sends us the video.

__________________
clr8ter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Sons of guns and American guns off air??? lbwar15 The Club House 14 01-01-2013 09:24 PM
Guns we dont need no stinkin guns!! JonM Other Weapons 40 10-24-2012 04:28 AM
40,000 lbs of guns melted down by LAPD - LAPD Implies Owning Guns Is Illegal crowbar Legal and Activism 17 02-25-2010 01:28 AM
Video: Guns, Guns, Guns sculker The Club House 15 02-22-2010 12:53 AM