Re: LR Water Buffalo
Two years ago we hunted water buffalo in the Outback and we were all using 375's. I normally use a 416 Rem mag, but took the 375 instead. I had my 96" buffalo at 75 yards and was using a 300 grn Barnes TSX. It took me 5 shots to bring him down. All my shots were fatal, but he just kept going. I did drop a Scrub bull at 100 yards with one shot of the 375 though.
It was pretty much the same for the other two hunters who I think were using Swift A Frames, multiple shots to bring them down, very very tough animals.
I am not saying they won't go down with one shot, but it just did not happen with our group.
Would I use a 30-06 at 300- 500 yards, absolutely not, that's just me and my experience with them. Not to say you could not take one within 200 yards with an 06. However, next time, I will be using my 416 Rem Mag.
Just my 2 cents.