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Paradox Bullets Against Game

Paradox Guns and Ammo

"For my own use I am quite contented with one '577, a '400, and a No. 12 Paradox" - Sir Samuel White Baker, "ADVENTURE WITH A TIGER"   We are often asked about the effectiveness of Paradox bullets on various types of game. In days past, Paradox guns were used for virtually every big game animal in Africa and Asia.  But only the 10 bore and 8 bore Paradox guns were considered proper for the biggest of the big five, the "thick skinned" game.  Paradox guns do not shoot cartridges loaded with steel or solid brass bullets.  Standard Paradox bullets are lead and tend to flatten...

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Definition of a Paradox Gun

Paradox Guns and Ammo

What is a Paradox Gun? (Excerpt from a Holland & Holland Press Release) Put simply, a Paradox is a combination gun that can fire both pellets like a shotgun and Paradox bullets like a rifle. The History. The intended quarry usually dictated the need of shotguns for feather, and rifles for fur. A 'shot-gun' discharges hundreds of pellets from a plain tube and though very effective, the lethal range remains limited by the tiny pellets. The accuracy of a bullet propelled through a rifled barrel is needed to bag larger four-legged quarry. So shotguns and rifles remained distinctly different. A...

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Notes On Shooting The Paradox Gun

Paradox Guns and Ammo

Paradox guns are wonderful instruments. Not only can they be used to shoot bird shot with aplomb but they also serve aptly as large bore double rifles. Paradox owners are quick to grasp the utility of their guns but often only discover the full potential of a Paradox gun through trial and error. Collected here are a few bits of information that may assist owners of Paradox guns in their pursuit of the quintessential Paradox - a shotgun that is a rifle that is a shotgun. The renowned Sir Samuel Baker White put it well when he wrote, "The No....

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