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Old October 2, 2020, 08:12 AM   #41
Jim Watson
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No doubt.
W.D.M. Bell was famous for shooting elephants with small bores. He kind of sneaked up over time, from .256 to .275 to .318. Might have been some .303s in there. He lived just long enough to see the .308 introduced and said it would make a good hunting rifle with proper bullets.

But in his day there were a lot of elephants and they had not been shot over much. They had not yet learned to fear and hate humans.
There were several pukka sahibs who got stepped on or eaten whilst attempting dangerous game with a small calibre, either cheap military full patch or a fashion statement like .22 Savage High Power or .280 Ross.
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