Continuing along the same lines as the last episode, we’re going to dive into more detail on specific bullet recommendations for various hunts today. Specifically, we’re joined by Dr. Kevin Robertson in this episode and he’s going to share his thoughts on some of the best bullets for hunting in Africa for plains game, lion, leopard, and cape buffalo.
Africa is a very large and diverse continent with a wide variety of game to match. Well, the various species of game quite often require very difference performance characteristics from a bullet. However, Kevin has lots of real world experience afield in Africa and he literally wrote the book on shot placement and bullet selection on African game. So, make sure you pay attention because he’s about to share some very important information.
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What We Covered
1) Stories of how things can go wrong when a hunter uses an inappropriate bullet on both plains game and cape buffalo.
2) Characteristics Kevin prioritizes when choosing the right bullet for plains game, lion, leopard, and cape buffalo.
3) Specific hunting bullet recommendations for the various species of game in Africa.
4) A couple of stories where things went right on a hunt that demonstrate just how impressive the performance of some high quality bullets can be these days.
1) The Perfect Shot and Africa’s Most Dangerous. Kevin wrote both of these books and I highly recommend purchasing copies of each if you think you might want to hunt in Africa one day. They contain a wealth of knowledge about the natural history of the major species of African game, cartridge recommendations, bullet recommendations, tips on shot placement, and general information about hunting in Africa. You can also purchase a pocket-sized mini edition of the Perfect Shot to take along as a reference on a hunt.
2) His books are also available directly from Safari Press.
3) Kevin’s Web Site: DrKevinRobertson.com
Buy copies of Kevin’s books The Perfect Shot here and Africa’s Most Dangerous here. Both books are fantastic resources for preparing for a hunt in Africa. I have copies of each and review them each time I go back to Africa.