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Unread 06-15-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

Go big or go home! what you need is the .600 Overkill = 900gr solid at 2400fps - end of game for that Buff! (and maybe your shoulder)
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Unread 06-15-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

I've been looking for an excuse to buy one of these in 416 Ruger or Rigby.

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Unread 06-16-2012, 02:06 PM
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If one time Build 338; if you plan more or africa get 416; I put 4 375 tsx into a cape buffalo last year, one through heart and one through both lungs and it still ran 130 or so yards and came up behind us. Water buffs aren't quite as dangerous or tough.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 09:03 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

12 guage with a Bear ball oughta work fine!
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Unread 09-17-2012, 03:39 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

Originally Posted by durak View Post
Go big or go home! what you need is the .600 Overkill = 900gr solid at 2400fps - end of game for that Buff! (and maybe your shoulder)
The lowly 375 H&H has been shooting "the big 5" dead for years on African plains but of course now you need a 20 mm cannon to do the same job.
I have a Savage Brush Hunter in .375 Ruger and it has taken an elk for me so far with a Leupold 3-9x40mm Rifleman scope on top.
Excellent combination........fast pointing, cycling, reliable, light & deadly accurate.
The felt recoil was remarkably tolerable for a hard hitter like the 375 Ruger.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

Kirby's 510 AM
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:00 AM
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Re: Water Buffalo?

Finished up that Asiatic water buffalo hunt Easter Sunday. I ended up getting this guy and I think I am set for awhile in meat!!! It was a spot and stock hunt on a thousand plus acre ranch. This buffalo had a bad attitude and the rancher needed him gone. I got a little over a hundred yards when he noticed us and made some aggressive body language. The guide said shoot him before he starts headed this way. I put the crosshairs on his chest with a 300wsm pushing a 210vld bullet. He was still standing but wobbly. He was ready to fight after that. He looked away from us for a split second and I then put another round in his neck. Down he went!! I had a guy backing me up with a 458 lott but didn't need it. This was the first time I hunted something that wanted to put a hurt on me.
Thanks for all the input.

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