Kevin Robertson

Elephant overpopulation has caused an environmental crisis, and safari hunting is taking the blame.

by Dr. Kevin Robertson

 

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Is the .375 Ruger caliber common enough in southern Africa for a hunter to buy ammunition if he had problems in transit and his ammo did not arrive in Africa?

 


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I am planning to have a double rifle built for use on buffalo and elephant. I am undecided between .450 NE, .470 NE, or .500 NE. I understand that ammo is more common for .470 and .500 NE. Do you have any recommendations?

 

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An interesting question, because there are many things to consider. As you mention, one of them is ammo--and this is an aspect that concerns me.

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I just returned from my third plains-game hunt in RSA and I want to return next year for crocodile. My PH told me to hunt crocodile with whatever rifle that I am most comfortable with, but recommended solids. Kevin, what is your recommendation? My PH actually took a croc in the Limpopo River with a .22-250 Rem, but I don't want to be undergunned. I was thinking about my .300 Win Mag with Barnes solids.

 

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I have both a .300 Win Mag and .375 H&H. What bullet weight and bullet type would you recommend for each for plains game? For a plains-game hunt only, which rifle would you take?

 

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