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Old 06-03-2012, 09:06 AM
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Savage Alaskan Brush Hunter in .375 Ruger

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

^^^^ Shame on me for considering myself a Savage Fan, I didn't know that was available, i'd like to try that out (I have the Ruger Hawkeye in 375R). The 375 Ruger would be a good choice for sure. But if we're talking about a 1500 lb buff you really won't need it (per say). I live very close to a few buffalo/bison ranches (I think RBL closed), there were a lot of 2k lb'ers taken with the ole' 45-70 & 45-90. There's a lot to be said about a big slow bullet..... there are also some taken with the 300wm, although the video I viewed was less than impressive as the big bull literally shrugged off several rounds at meager distance... you could actually see the hide twitch as if being bitten by a bug... didn't even quit eating until blood from the lungs was coming out. I do have a personal acquaintance who used a 325WSM to good results on the "once in a lifetime, WY lisenced hunt".

My vote is for DIAMETER over velocity, 338 or bigger.... I just happen to have a Ruger #1 in 458 Lott sitting here with buff written all over it

Not to mention, you now have an excuse to build/buy another rifle! How can you loose!
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:51 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

I would go 375 or bigger.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:53 AM
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375 H&H, a bale of hay annnnnnd

Not putting down your hunt at all. Just thought it was funny. If it was going to be given away, I would have tried to knock you down to get to it first .
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:25 PM
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One other suggestion.

Carry plenty of Ice chest. There is a lot of very good meat on a buffalo.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

375H&H with 300 grain barns x bullet they have been killing the biggest animals on the planet for 100 years with that cal. I love It it by no means Is a long range gun and for heavy dangerous game you want to stay away from high velocity rounds like 378 weatherbys 375 ultra mags etc. I have a 500 nitro express that launches a 570 grain at 2100 f.p.s and that kills like you would not beleve . Shot placement is key but I am sure you know that I know guys that shot elephant and never recovered them and they used 500 and 600 nitro dubblerifles
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