Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:mchughcb wrote:A blaserbud shot a sambar hind with a 458 Win Mag in the forward chest a few weeks ago and it was tracked with dogs for another few hundred metres and required a finisher. The moral of the story is, use the 220g woodleighs
You can drop them on the spot with 130g SSTs from a .270, it's just that putting the bullet in the right spot is the tricky bit
A mate of mine swears by the old saying, if ya want em dead then shoot em in the head
But size doesn't matter on non dangerous game, is just putting the bullet in the right place.
That might be a 22lr to the head or a 375H&H up the clacker and through the heart.
It's putting it there where the skills come in.