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Big Game Hunting Podcast

Jan 13, 2022

Kevin Robertson is back again today to follow our discussion from last week up with a more detailed conversation on elephant hunting. As always, he has some great stories to share with us I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from today’s podcast, even if you’re not ever planning on going elephant hunting yourself. I know you’ll also appreciate our discussion on ballistics specifically as they relate to elephant hunting.

Show Notes:

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What We Covered

1) Story demonstrating how things can go wrong on an elephant hunt.

2) What typical shooting distances are like on elephant.

3) Detailed discussion on terminal ballistics as it relates to elephant hunting.

4) What ideal shot placement is like on elephant for the frontal brain, side brain, and heart shots.

5) Why the frontal brain shot is so difficult to execute.

6) What Kevin considers the ideal cartridges and bullets for elephant hunting.

7) How to judge elephant trophy quality.

8) Where you should go elephant hunting.