African Hunting Rifles: .275 Rigby Rifle
The rifle matters, but not as much as the shooter.
Elephants and rhinos remain in large numbers in many African countries.
One of Africa’s most famous hunters shares some of his views.
Walter Bell’s .275 Rigby is one of the best known rifles in the world.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the January, 1991 issue: A Return to Africa.
The previous owner of my 6.5 carbine bought another cocking piece and had a gunsmith screw a Williams aperture sight on top, making the rifle more friendly to older eyes.
Selby, a keen enthusiast of rifles and ballistics, formed opinions based on his experiences.
Terse comments on a controversial subject by one of the world's most interesting big-game hunters.