elephant gun

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elephant gun

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a gun used in the hunting of elephants
2. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) slang Austral a surfboard for riding large waves
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Some of the extremely large "elephant rifle" cartridges (12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 bore) commonly used pasteboard cases with attached brass bases.
Though the PH's stopper will almost always wear iron sights, your elephant rifle should be topped with a low-power scope with a wide field-of-view and lots of eye relief.
Along with that, I've resolved never again to fire any sort of elephant rifle from .375 H&H on up and any sort of .50 BMG is also out of the question.
You paint him blue and shoot him with the blue elephant rifle.
"An amendment is going after the tiger of judicial tyranny with an elephant rifle."
Someone with a partially detached retina could exacerbate the eye injury shooting a 10 gauge or an elephant rifle from the shoulder.
This was Keith's "elephant rifle," which he used to take several bulls.
In fact, it doesn't even take a .22 CB cap, though that would be better than an elephant rifle if it were all that's available.
I've heard of windshields being caved in by muzzle blast, and of an automobile vinyl roof shredded when a hunter used the car as a standing rest to sight in his double elephant rifle. Potential damage aside, vehicles aren't all that steady.
Shooting an elephant rifle more than a century old will make you more than a little jumpy on the trigger.