Low Recoil Big Bore Practice Ammo.
Ask any experienced Dangerous Game African PH and he’ll agree with the widely regarded opinion that the shooting performance of the majority of safari clients with their big bore (.375 and larger) rifles could be better. The primary reason for this is usually a lack of rifle familiarity, and a fear of its recoil. A ‘flinch from hell’ is the quickest way to guarantee poor first shot placement. Out here in Africa it is not uncommon to hear stories of elephants being missed completely – at less than 50 paces! This is what a bad flinch can cause.
So how do relatively inexperienced DG safari clients become competent big bore rifle shooters? Simple. Get your rifle fitted properly and some professional assistance from a recognized shooting school. Initiate a regular rifle handling and dry-firing practice regime and then learn to shoot your new big bore competently with specialist, low recoil ammo.
This is where Edward Hammond of Nyati, Inc comes into the picture. He produces a quality range of low recoil, low chamber pressure and low velocity ammo in .375 H&H, .378 Wby Mag, .416 Rigby, .458 Win Mag, .458 Lott and .470 NE. Barnes Banded Solids are used exclusively in all these cartridges – 300 grainers for the .375’s, 400’s in the .416, 500’s in the .458’s and .470 NE. Muzzle velocities are in the 1100 to 1300 fps range.
I recently had the opportunity to try out a couple of boxes of Nyati’s .375 H&H, .416 Rigby and .458 Lott ammo – and to be honest I could not believe the difference, recoil wise when compared to full-house same bullet weight ammo. It was incredible. At 50 m the low velocity ammo all shot between 2 and 4 inches high but it was easy to quickly correct this. So ‘shootable’ is this low velocity ammo that I was able to shoot a 20 cartridge box of each and still keep all my shots in the right place. With regular full house ammo this would soon have become unpleasant.
So, if you are serious about learning to shoot your big bore rifle really well before heading to the Dark Continent – which is your moral and ethical duty and for which your African PH will love you, have a look at what Nyati Inc have to offer at www.nyatiinc.com You’ll be pleased you did.