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Long range calibre for big game ?

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Unread 06-03-2011, 04:05 AM
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Long range calibre for big game ?


What's a good flat shooting long range calibre that I can use out past 500m for deer and north american game and will still be capable (and legal) in Africa for the big thick skinned game. I wont be shooting lion, or hippos or anything like that but definitely buffalo.

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Unread 06-03-2011, 07:00 AM
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Re: Long range calibre for big game ?

I don't have any experience with hunting Africa, but I would say you wouldn't want to go with anything smaller then a .300 win mag. This is a nice flat shooting round that will easily take you out past 500m. With some good stout loads I would think that it will perform on African game as well.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 07:01 AM
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Unread 06-03-2011, 08:07 AM
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Re: Long range calibre for big game ?

first check the reg's for the country you will be hunting. most have a minimum requirement for buffalo and other large game, some .375, others 9mm or larger. THEN pick the one you want, a good .375 H&H is capable of 500 yd. deer and elk shots.
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