Krokodil im Luangwa-Valley, 5,50 m lang

Bullet recommendation

Examples for the .458 caliber and muzzle velocities around 2400 f/s. For other calibers vary accordingly, e.g. for .416 -> 400 or 410 gr, for .510 -> 535 or 570 gr.
Sorry for german at the moment, but it may be self-explanatory.


Wenn auch ein 500 gr Hornady TM RK eine überragende Wirkung bei einem Herzschuss zeigt, sind doch bei der Elefantenjagd ausschließlich moderne Vollmantelgeschosse zu verwenden. Viele Jäger bevorzugen den Schuss aufs Haupt und auch bei angreifenden oder abgehenden Elefanten ist man auf die hohe Penetration der FMJ Geschosse angewiesen.


Bueffel im Matetsigebiet

Für den ersten Schuss benutzt man heutzutage ein modernes Teilmantel- oder Deformationsgeschoss. Als Beispiel seien 500 gr BarnesX, 500 gr Swift A-Frame oder 500 gr Hornady RK genannt. Für den zweiten Schuss auf den abgehenden Büffel wird oft ein Vollmantelgeschoss empfohlen, das gilt aber eher für die Patronen mit einer kleinen Vo. Das 500 gr Woodleigh TM RK ist schon etwas zu weich.


Viele Experten empfehlen hier auch Vollmantelgeschosse. Aber gerade für die sportliche Variante "Hippo an Land" (statt Nashorn heute Nr. 5 der "big five") gilt das gleiche wie für den Schuss auf den Büffel.


Man bevorzugt eher etwas weichere Geschosse. Erste Wahl ist das 500 gr Woodleigh TM RK, dann das 500 gr Hornady u. ä.

Eland and big antelopes:

Wahlweise je nach jagdlicher Situation werden hier die 500 gr Deformationgeschosse oder aber auch schon die 400 gr Geschosse für weitere Schüsse verwendet.

Plains Game:

können mit allen, vorzugsweise 400 gr TM Deformationsgeschossen bejagt werden. Ein besonders präzizes und in der Wirkung hervorragendes Geschoss ist das neue 400 gr Woodleigh TM PP (protected point).

Beware of "canned lion" im southern africa:

"Today in South Africa, an industry exists in which lions in captive conditions are bred for the hunter's gun. The demand to shoot lions is enormous, as is the economic return for providing the client with a lion to shoot. More than 300 lions appear to be caught up in this sordid industry.

I have testimony from witnesses of lions having been bought from a zoo, transported to a Lowveld game farm and then "hunted" in confined areas by high-paying clients; of an elderly German hunter, who was unable to hunt on foot, being driven into an enclosure and shooting his "trophy" from the vehicle; of lions being hunted in confined areas with bows and crossbows; of lions being tranquillised, then removed from the "breeding camps" and taken to where clients are able to shoot them.

In Namibia, I was told it is a well-known fact that "trophy hunters" often pay large sums of money to shoot a trapped cheetah or leopard. I was also told that if a hunter wants a leopard really badly, he will hunting cheetah and leopard in the wilds in Namibia is regarded as difficult. A reliable source said "big-shot hunters don't have the expertise for it, and most are not fit enough anyway to follow these cats. So they pay the farmer to let them shoot one in a cage". Some operations have two very separate faces: tourism on one side, the "canned" lion industry on the other. The tourism face is of lodges, game drives, bush walks, and fine cuisine and accommodation. "Orphan" cubs might be seen gambolling around the grounds of the lodge.  But, unseen to the local and international tourists, the same place may be breeding lions to be shot by high-paying clients. In RSA there are legal "canned" hunts and illegal ones. The fact that some are legal does not make them right; it's just that the law sanctions such practices. Laws are in place that allow one to release a lion in, say, a 1 000ha fenced area to be hunted. The absurdity of this is that, because the area is fenced, the lion can not escape. To me, such laws are window-dressing for "fair chase" and legitimise a purely money-making exercise.

Hunting areas in Zimbabwe, where hunting for dangerous game is possible. White areas are farming land, most for plains game, but also DG hunting at private conservancies :