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Unread 01-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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LR Water Buffalo

Short question. Can you shoot a water buffalo with a .30-06 past 500 yards? I always hear of guys using a .375 or 416 but wouldnt a .30 cal be as efficient at that range?
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    Re: LR Water Buffalo

    No, They are too big and tough.
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    Unread 01-14-2012, 07:27 PM
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    not even the "domesticated" ones?! hahahaha I am not talking about a cape buffalo.. just a water buffalo.. COME ON!
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    Re: LR Water Buffalo

    You could try using a .30-06 but I have seen them take .458win mag and .338 mag bullets without so much as looking like going down.
    Good luck.
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    Re: LR Water Buffalo

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    Short question. Can I shoot a water buffalo with a .30-06 past 500 yards? I always hear of guys using a .375 or 416 but wouldnt a .30 cal be as efficient at that range?
    I changed it for ya because it sounds more like you are asking for permission.
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    Im sure you could. There are guys that hunt dangerous African game with 270 win.
    You dont HAVE to use all the big magnums
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    Re: LR Water Buffalo

    For that size game, might want to look into a good bonded bullet like the Scirrocco, or mono metals like TTSX, TSX, GMX, or E-Tip. That would give you the best penetration and go with the heaviest bullet in your rifle. I would say stay between 180-200 grains.

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