Blaser R8 Tested By Fire
Cornie Coetzee's client had just made a bad shot on a lion. The light was too poor for a follow-up, so after a restless night Cornie, his assistant PH, and his fox terrier set out to track the lion's spoor. It wasn't long before the stillness of morning was broken by a series of short grunts as the lion came for the men, tail thrashing, rushing low and fast from a nest of mopane. Cornie lowered himself, centered the sights of his Blaser on the lion's open mouth, and squeezed the trigger. Over the muzzle, Cornie saw the cat fold, somersaulting and landing just ahead of Cornie's feet. With a jerk of the bolt, Cornie fired again for insurance. Despite a poorly placed first shot, the client had his lion.