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OK-What caliber for an African Lion?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by News Shooter, Nov 1, 2007.

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  1. News Shooter

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    If an African lion is roaming the mountains of southeastern West Virginia, Angus Peyton wants it captured, not killed.

    Peyton is offering a $3,000 award for the safe and humane capture of the lion.

    He also wants the animal to be placed in refuge.

    The Charleston broker says he fears someone may try to shoot the lion.

    Bow hunter Jim Shortridge swears he saw a male African lion weighing between 250 and 300 pounds at the foot of Cold Knob Mountain earlier this month.

    Rainelle-based Tiger Mountain Refuge and Greenbrier County animal control officer Robert McClung have placed motion-sensitive video cameras in that area in hopes of getting an image of the lion.
     
  2. Fumbler

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    The new 17 Fireball aught to lay him out in one shot.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. BlackBearME

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    $3,000 for the safe capture? Who the heck is going to try to capture it for $3,000? I don't know about you all, but I don't have a tranq gun in my back pocket (much to my dismay).

    More importantly, why in the heck is there an African Lion roaming WV?
     
  4. 30 cal slob

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    awww, man, i was about to dust off my .375 H&H mag.

    lure it with a can of tunafish and bop it over the head with a bowling pin.
     
  5. Eyesac

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    What bowling pins for lions?

    haha!
    New thread: What bowling pins for lions?
     
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    .223 from a suppressed 11" AR, natch. ;)
     
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    230RN Marines raising the left-leaning Pisa tower.

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    All right, who's the poster who always touts the 40 W phased plasma rifle?

    Where are you when we need you?
     
  9. db_tanker

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    hmm...I would say something in the 375 and up range....


    most would prefer a proper double to get a good reliable one-two punch...mebbe a 470 NE or perhaps a good 416 Rigby...Hell, I would like to try out my 416 Taylor. :) I would need to pick up some Woodliegh's to load up.


    I would think it would be interesting to find out what the mountan lions are doing around the other lion...
     
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    470 NE double.
     
  11. romma

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    This is a funny thread. Just recently we watched a movie about a tiger running around WV eating people... Truth is stranger than fiction.
     
  12. tnieto2004

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    Wow this sounds exciting .. Wish I could hunt for lions!
     
  13. Koos Custodiet

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    Lions are remarkably thin-skinned.

    OK, let's face it, if it's coming at me I'd prefer the RPG and not a 22 revolver, but a levergun in 45-70 or even 30-30 will do. A helluva lot of lions have been shot with 303 British, for example.

    A lion in Virginia? Hells man, it escaped from a circus, dress up as a clown and shout "sit" at it [1].

    Koos

    [1] Better yet, get Hillary to dress up as a clown...
     
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    I'd choose a 10 cm. Hellbore.
     
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    I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
     
  17. General Geoff

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    .338 Lapua Magnum. :)
     
  18. Koos Custodiet

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    >Don't miss.

    Dumb fsking idjits.

    Yea, let's face it, your phased plasma wossname in the whatever range is also pretty useless if you miss.

    Those big cats are quick, and (in Africa) they have an attitude. As I said that one you guys have probably escaped from somewhere and probably doesn't deserve having lead thrown at it.
     
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    Why the Headpin of course :)
     
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    With the Hellbore you only have to have the shot get within 20 feet of the target. then the target is roasted from the heat.
     
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    Serious my 458 Win mag...In a pinch and desperate, the one I am carrying 357 Sig. or the 400 Corbon.

    If going out to do it with time on my hands and picking up what I needed.

    458 Win mag in my Enfield rifle, 44 mag Super Blackhawk, in holster at my right side, 400 Corbon, my Glock 21, under my left arm in holster, for the final act if all else fails (the lion not me). These I own and have at my disposal, ready, willing and able.

    :)
     
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    Is this supposed to be West Virginia's answer to the NW's bigfoot?

    Sounds kinda skinny for a lion.
     
  23. JamisJockey

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    Nah, WV women resemble bigfoot all on thier own.

    My vote is escaped pet, possibly emaciated from from not being much of a hunter. Potentially juvenille, too.
    The person who saw it might just suck at guesstimating the weight of an animal, too.
    Male lions can reach 600lbs.
    Oh, and I'd use the same caliber A) I already have, B) Alaskan guides use for bear protection......12ga slugs.
     
  24. XD-40 Shooter

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    308 winchester, milde recoil, more than enough power.:D
     
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    .406 Chey-Tac from long distance.
     
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