“You’re holding ‘Karamoja’ Bell’s Rigby. I visited Westley Richards recently to order a rifle, which you’ve always sung the praises of. Every time the question of what rifle springs up, someone’s bound to say it: Karamojo Bell killed a thousand elephants with an Did he. Karamojo Bell was a professional hunter. It was his passion, but also his business, and — being a Scot — he ran it soberly and carefully, with.

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Rifles The question of which rifles to use for big-game hunting is for bel, individual to settle for himself. Bell carried a Mauser C96equipped with a shoulder stock and chambered in the powerful 9mm Mauser Export calibre, [30] which when used against human targets, bbell them dodging for or yards” according to Bell. Bell began to use telescopic sights only when he was in his fifties.

At that time vast areas of Africa had not yet been penetrated by settlers or traders. Bell used the brain shot extensively wanting to kill elephants quickly before the herd became restless or took flight.

The elephant caught him and began to batter him, and his gun bearer managed to kill it with a brain shot from the. Karamoho is credited with killing over elephants in his career, but the.


Bell has become a legend among elephant hunters karxmojo to his great success in the ivory trade during the golden age of hunting in East Africa. Notify me of new posts via email. The businessman had to try the latest tools of his trade. Apparently Bell returned to Africa just once more, in lateto escort two American half-brothers, Gerrit and J.

At the start of his bdll in Mozambique in he used a. This means that half the time he only needed one shot.

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Having used 2 Westley Richards. Bell and his wife Katie spent their later years sailing competitively. No disrespect intended here but, I am very suspicious of Bell’s claim to taking over a thousand elephants with his small bore rifles.

He was one of the people who had a unique experience, intelligent enough to know karamjoo experience were unique, and talented enough to preserve it for later generations in high-quality prose and imagery. To judge ammunition expenditure and his own shooting, he calculated an average.

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Malcolm Forbes of Boston, on a bekl safari through Chad and Sudan. If one develops the habit by constant practice of pushing the rifle forward with the left hand while the right hand pulls back the bolt and then vice versa draws the rifle towards one while closing it, the rapidity of fire becomes quite extraordinary.


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Comments A lot of controversy about Karamojo Bell comes from Mr. With his observer Lieutenant R. He travelled to the Yukon Territory to cash in on the gold rush and make his fortune. Everything from elephants to guinea fowl began to fall to the little jewel. In Southern Karamoja, they used to call Bell “Longelly N’yang”, which could be loosely translated as “Rusty” – I don’t know if this had to do with the colour of his hair, or skin tone Throughout his life Sutherland shot between 1, and 1, elephants.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Aaron NietfeldJun 4, He was known for flying without an observer, because the observer obstructed his view when he tried to shoot down enemy planes with his rifle. In pursuance of this train of thought I wired both triggers of the double. Each hunter should use the weapon he has most confidence in.

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