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Posted: 1/10/2005 3:38:26 PM EDT
the word is it took close to a 100 or so rounds to finally stop him in his tracks
www.apnm.org/campaigns/circus/video/hawaii_med.html
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:39:34 PM EDT
rpg
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:39:58 PM EDT
45-70
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:40:21 PM EDT
i love the guy trying to hold the steel gate closed
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:41:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:41:59 PM EDT
.50 bmg
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:43:05 PM EDT
300 win mag
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:43:12 PM EDT
8-gauge rifled slugs: Killing elephants since the 1800's. Accept no substitutes.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:43:23 PM EDT
.303 brit behind the ear. That's how the brits used to do it.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:43:34 PM EDT
.50 bmg


+1
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:44:37 PM EDT
.458 SOCOM to the noggen.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:46:03 PM EDT
If you can put it in the eye socket or ear 7X57 Mauser with solid bullet will do.

I would want something quite large in the 50 ca or larger.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:49:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:50:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 3:53:47 PM EDT by magnum_99]
Poor thing.

Fucking idiots take a 15,000lb. WILD animal and subject it to all sorts of degrading treatment, and wonder why it goes fucking nuts when its had enough.

Elephants are highly intelligent and WILD. No matter how they seem domesticated, any animal that is used to being at the absolute top of the foodchain (in THEIR natural world) simply can never fully accept taking orders from puny humans.

Not surprised at all when they figure out that THEY are really in charge.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:53:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zepp:
what round to stop a elephant?



A mouse.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:56:50 PM EDT
A tranquilizer round? I really did feel bad for that animal.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:58:54 PM EDT
Duh...

XM193.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:58:59 PM EDT
The author (and/or someone he was hunting with) of an American Rifleman article said that .458 Win. solids would reliably penetrate the skulls of African bull elephants.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:59:05 PM EDT
4-bore (Unintended Consequences )
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:00:39 PM EDT
.22 Short.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:03:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
.22 Short.



Sure, if you've got a water-cooled machinegun with enough ammo to fire constantly for ten days.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:04:44 PM EDT
in Africa 375 caliber is usually the minimum legally allowed, I have a 458 winmag my neighbor has a 416 rigby either with proper solids will put a elephant on it's ass with a brain shot

never use to little gun

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:05:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 4:06:20 PM EDT by leakycow]
I've never enjoyed watching that video.

The sight of the elephant during the final barrage of bullets as it rocks back and forth and leans into the Camaro...

ugh. And with that stupid-ass Star plastered to its forehead. That's like dying with a beanie on.

Any known facts on this shooting? What cartridges were fired?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:11:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By magnum_99:
Poor thing.

Fucking idiots take a 15,000lb. WILD animal and subject it to all sorts of degrading treatment, and wonder why it goes fucking nuts when its had enough.

Elephants are highly intelligent and WILD. No matter how they seem domesticated, any animal that is used to being at the absolute top of the foodchain (in THEIR natural world) simply can never fully accept taking orders from puny humans.

Not surprised at all when they figure out that THEY are really in charge.




+1000
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:15:18 PM EDT
.22 RF has done it at least 2 times
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:16:14 PM EDT
.700 Nitro Express.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:19:34 PM EDT
it was on "when animals attack" once and the guy who put her (it was a female elephant) down used a 30-30 (it was the biggest gun he could get ahold of quickly)

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:21:32 PM EDT
One well known African hunter used the 256 Roberts, until he missed a brain shot during a charge and was kilt.

Read anything by Peter Hathaway Capstick, he's one of the best. "Death In The Dark Contnent" is a good one to start with.

It makes for great reading.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:29:34 PM EDT
50 BMG loaded with a 750 Grain Barnes Solid Bullet
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:30:43 PM EDT
Darwin Award winner, 1994: Guy who tried to hold metal gate closed as crazed elephant charges.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:41:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
.22 Short.



Sure, if you've got a water-cooled machinegun with enough ammo to fire constantly for ten days.



The topic is how to STOP an elephant, not how to kill it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:47:27 PM EDT
Asian or African?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:55:04 PM EDT
X26 Taser. Just kidding, if they cops had a .45 it would have been over with one shot....

How bout a .300 RUM with 200gr Nosler partitions? Maybe borderline but the most potent thing I own.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:56:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 5:57:50 PM EDT by ironoxbows]

Originally Posted By Wolvie:
in Africa 375 caliber is usually the minimum legally allowed, I have a 458 winmag my neighbor has a 416 rigby either with proper solids will put a elephant on it's ass with a brain shot

never use to little gun




+1 to this...even where it's legal a good PH won't allow you to go after ANY of the Big 5 with less than a .375 and even then you're looking at one round in the brain and a follow up in the heart on an elephant...that is IF the first shot was well placed.....


Originally Posted By TapperMan:
Asian or African?



I'm told that you can tell by the ears, if they're shaped like the African continent...well you get the idea

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:59:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shadesofgrey:
A tranquilizer round? I really did feel bad for that animal.



Me too.. sold into sexual slavery when it was small child.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:02:52 PM EDT
nuke from obrit. only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:03:08 PM EDT
I have a .416 Rigby. That round has been making one shot kills on elephants since 1912.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:33:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
The topic is how to STOP an elephant, not how to kill it.



Killing it IS stopping it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:37:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 7:39:25 PM EDT by Flak_Jacket]

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
8-gauge rifled slugs: Killing elephants since the 1800's. Accept no substitutes.


O man now that is funny.


I can just imagine Samuel L. Jackson saying that. Too funny. Good job.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:41:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
.22 Short.



Sure, if you've got a water-cooled machinegun with enough ammo to fire constantly for ten days.



The topic is how to STOP an elephant, not how to kill it.



1) Shredding every square inch of its flesh will stop it.

2) You seriously think any .22 is going to do anything more than piss it off even more?


Originally Posted By Flak_Jacket:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
8-gauge rifled slugs: Killing elephants since the 1800's. Accept no substitutes.


O man now that is funny.


I can just imagine Samuel L. Jackson saying that. Too funny. Good job.



Yes, but it's also true.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:51:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TapperMan:
Asian or African?



it's a simple question of weight ratios!
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:53:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Adam_White:

Originally Posted By TapperMan:
Asian or African?



it's a simple question of weight ratios!



Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:54:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:56:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EricE:
www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/smart/gbu28_11.jpg




That would probably do it....
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:04:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 89grand:
.700 Nitro Express.



+1
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:08:30 PM EDT
+ 1 .458 Win Mag. Have read several works by a few different authors. They like to use solids for elephants, SPs for lions. I don't think I'll ever make it to Africa, so it doesn't matter too much to me.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:12:28 PM EDT
When I was in a game park in South Africa as a kid, the guides (both Rhodesian ex-military) had .458 Win Mag strapped to the Land Rover.

When an elephant got loose in Copenhagen, the police killed it with MP5s.



I guess the lesson is that if you've only got time for one or two shots, you really need the big cartridge to be sure, but if you've got full-auto or lots of time, almost anything will do.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:16:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
.22 Short.



Sure, if you've got a water-cooled machinegun with enough ammo to fire constantly for ten days.



The topic is how to STOP an elephant, not how to kill it.


How sad. If you want to stop a charging elephant, just take away its credit cards.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:17:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
.22 Short.



Sure, if you've got a water-cooled machinegun with enough ammo to fire constantly for ten days.



The topic is how to STOP an elephant, not how to kill it.


How sad. If you want to stop a charging elephant, just take away its credit cards.




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