They hunted and killed a baby elephant!

Discussion in 'Firearms and Hunting' started by truth and justice, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Derideo_Te

    Derideo_Te Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for establishing that the elephant was still a child.

    Compare the length of the barrel of the guns to the length of the tusks. It was about 6 or 7 years old at the most.

    Elephants live to be 70 years old.

    It had not even reached puberty yet.
     
  2. modernpaladin

    modernpaladin Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    How far were they standing behind it? How long were their guns? 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24" barrels?

    The only part of the photo useful in determining a comparison length is the elephant. The rest is subject to perspective change.
     
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    Derideo_Te Well-Known Member

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    Compare the lengths of the barrels to their heads and hands if you need to figure it out.
     
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    modernpaladin Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    And you can tell me how big their heads and hands are? The only relevant sizes are the elephants proportions. The men could be small or large or nearer or farther, and their guns could have anywhere from 16" to 24" barrels.
     
  5. Xenamnes

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    What advocates of such proposals do not understand is that weapons such as bows and spears were used for the purpose of hunting, not out of some sense of fairness, but because at the time they were the most technologically advanced weapons that existed for the purpose of hunting. They were the non-firearm analog of hunting rifles at the time they were used, as they were the most capable of getting a safe, reliable kill.
     
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    Doesn't look like a baby to me.
     
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    It doesn't need to be made right, there is nothing wrong with hunting.
     
  8. Tim15856

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    Having read a lot about ancient Rome, I knew you were wrong since the Roman's used these elephants.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_forest_elephant
     
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    Those tusks are close to three feet long.
    African elephants start growing tusks at 6-12 months; they grow ~7" per year.
    Thus:
    This is not a baby.
     

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