Favorite Calibers of Famous African and Indian Hunters
During the Golden Age of the Safari

Compiled by Adam S. Gubar



Round

Alternate Name

W.D.M. “Karamojo” Bell

.275 Rigby

7x57mm Mauser





Also Used:



.256 Mannlicher

6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schoennauer


.303 British

7.7x56mmR


.318 Westley Richards

.318 Rimless Nitro Express


.400 Jeffery Nitro Express

.450/400 Nitro Express, 3 Inch




Denys Finch-Hatton

.256 Mannlicher

6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schoennauer


.450 Nitro Express, 3.25 Inch





J.A. Hunter

.416 Rigby Nitro Express

.416 Rigby





Also Used:



.500 Nitro Express



.505 Gibbs

.505 Rimless Nitro Express




Elmer Keith

.476 Westley Richards






Also Used:



.334 O'Neil-Keith-Hopkins

.338 Winchester Magnum


.338-378 Keith-Thomson

.338-378 Weatherby Magnum




Phillip “Pop” Percival

.450 Nitro Express, 3.25 Inch






Also Used:



4 Bore



8 Bore





George P. Sanderson

4 Bore





Harry Selby

.416 Rigby Nitro Express

.416 Rigby





Also Used:



.22 Long Rifle

5.6x15mmR


.303 British

7.7x56mmR


.318 Westley Richards

.318 Rimless Nitro Express


.425 Westley Richards



.470 Nitro Express





Frederick Selous

.256 Mannlicher

6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schoennauer


.450 Nitro Express, 3.25 Inch






Also Used:



4 Bore





James Sutherland

.577 Nitro Express, 3 Inch





John “Pondoro” Taylor

.375 Holland & Holland Magnum

.375 Belted Rimless Nitro Express


.400 Jeffery Nitro Express

.450/400 3" NE





Also Used:



.450/400 Nitro Express, 3.25 Inch

.450/400 Magnum Nitro Express


.500/465 Nitro Express


Jack O'Connor

.270 Winchester






Also Used:



.30-06 Springfield



.375 H&H Magnum



.416 Rigby





Edward James "Jim" Corbett

.450/.400 3" NE



7x57mm Mauser






Also Used:



.450 Martini


Kenneth Anderson

.405 Winchester






Also Used:



.450/.400 3" NE








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