I'm reading Jim Corbett's book. Man Eaters of Kumaon. He did great service on the sub continent tracking down man-eating tiger's and leapords.
I'm not done, but I wanted to note this detail.
In quite a few of his tales he runs out of ammuntion. He goes hunting mountain goat for a hetman for meat, and only brings a single clip of 5 for his .275. He goes hunting great cats with his .400/.450 and has 2 in the gun and one extra for 'emergencies'. Then he ends up missing once, or a bear shows up or, surprise surprise, the tough majestic animal that he has described as essentially being a bullet sponge takes a few not-well-placed rounds and still has some fight left... Imagine that...
Here's a thought wily and respected old timer... be a little more wily and pack a spare clip or 3 extra 'emergency' rounds for that double rifle. Especially since it appears India was crawling with game the first half of the 20th C.
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