Description: What handgun would you choose for an ornery 1,400 pound beast? This was my first big animal with a handgun. I picked my newly acquired wide frame RPM XL chambered in 45/70 Government stoked with Speer 350 gr. Hot-Cor bullets over a healthy charge of Accurate 2015. Two shots finished the creature and both were recovered under the skin on the far side. SCI Bronze Medal-Record Book Score 79 4/8-Ranking #9 for Common Eland killed with a handgun.