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Old January 18, 2013, 11:17 PM   #19
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The term "stopper cartridge" refers to the "dang big gun" that a professional guide would choose to stop a charge from dangerous game such as Cape Buffalo or Elephant.

Think 416 Rigby or heavier.

The ivory hunter Wally Johnson reported a Cape Buff that took 5 shots from an assistant's 9.3x62 before he ended it with his 375 H&H.

So that is why it isn't a "stopper" like the big bore safari rounds.

Machine guns are awesome until you have to carry one.
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