stup*kid, you ain't either Eleanor nor Jack O'Connor. Peter Capstick wrote about a man who dropped TWO tuskers with a .22 lr! Does that mean a .22 lr is a ELEPHANT RIFLE? And YOU sure ain't a shottist, PERIOD!
Hey GoonKid, thanks for making my point for me, albeit it would have been more appropriate in the orgininal thread. Like I said, people who have taken dangerous game with .30 cals KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING, KNEW WHERE TO HIT THE ANIMAL, SO THAT SUCH WOULD SUFFICE, AND USED SOLID PROJECTILES.
But you, are a moron. You think you're going to spray .308 rounds at dangerous game, on a frontal shot and do anything but piss it off. If you weren't so stupid and lazy you'd go find out for yourself, instead of just sitting at home jerking off to Boy's Life.
Boy's Life - is it still published - great magazine - great memories! Now as for the comment that was made by Andy that someone took an elephant with a 30-06 that is fine and dandy. I do believe that the round is sufficient to hunt dangerous game as large as African Elephant but that it is just barely so, same as it would be for the .308. There are definitely much better choices, and people who hunt elephants with such a round are a bit on the suicidal side of the line. Same goes for people like Patterson who hunted man eating lions with a .303. Plenty brave, lots of luck, but none to smart.
bs, Bell had it right. 100 grs to the brain is JUST as good as 400 grs or more. 500 grs, and MISS the brain, then you are in TROUBLE. With the rapid fire of the 308 AUTO, a good man has nothing whatsoever to fear from an elephant. A dip<font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font> with nothing but a 458 bolt action, tho, could easily be in big trouble.
Yes, 100 gr to the brain is JUST as good as 400 gr or more. When you are shooting men, or even most game shy of a sasquatch, a grizzly, or a polar bear, one solid hit is often all you need with a modern hunting bullet.
Say it's after 'shtf', there's some dude lurking around my AO and I notice a mischevious look on his face through the rifle scope on a sporterized Swedish M96 Mauser bolt action rifle. So, to readjust his attitude I fire a 6.5x55mm Norma hunting load into his body. Now, if that bullet hits him anywhere but his pinky finger, what do you think will happen to his immediate plans for mischief?