USA Government Property Elephant Gun and Old Colt 380

OldNascar

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The elephant in the video looks to be a pen raised pup that has been released in the wild years before but still has certain response to a human that a true wild animal would not have. Nobody stares down a charging elephant and lives to grin as the guy in the video does. He knew the animal beforehand is my guess.
 

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At this point I am totally embarrassed to admit I possess a .375 H&H, though I did get it in a trade. Whopped the snot out of the one marauding whitetail I decided to try it out on a couple years ago.:)
If it is Winchester pre-64 model 70 I will be glad to save you from further insults and even give you a fair price for the rifle.
 

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If it is Winchester pre-64 model 70 I will be glad to save you from further insults and even give you a fair price for the rifle.

Sorry, One of the Remington 700 Special runs they did a while back. Wish I had a pre 64 win.!
 

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The elephant in the video looks to be a pen raised pup that has been released in the wild years before but still has certain response to a human that a true wild animal would not have. Nobody stares down a charging elephant and lives to grin as the guy in the video does. He knew the animal beforehand is my guess.


I would bet that your statement, at least most of it, or part of it is very true. Especially the part about him knowing this particular animal. Regardless of any of his BS, that all could change in a second. As a "Rule of Thumb", a mock charge the ears are spread wide, the elephant is trying to look bigger (as if he needed to right). Full on charge and stomp you into pancake, those ears are pinned back against the head. Now, even in a mock or even full charge, those ears don't go back sometimes until the very last part of the charge. It either decides to stop short, like the shown, or at that point, pin the ears back and come for you. In either case, if it decides to come at that distance, you got no where to run and you won't get far. They can cover a hell of a lot of ground very fast.
 
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