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Old 01-12-2004, 05:21 AM
 
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Nope no Cape Buff here and I cannot compare them to water buff as already related.
I have shot a lot of pigs here[some as heavy as 350lbs] and they take a hell of a lot of bringing down unless the first round takes out the shoulders and spine. Pound for pound the old hog takes an immense amount of punishment! Now if you have shot some of these 'ol boys imagine a hog at 1600lbs plus with inch thick hide and a natural culling programme administered by the local Lion pride. The survivors are mighty tough!
What are you guys planning to shoot with the single shot?
Do you hunt bear up there?
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:20 PM
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

I think he said they killed some Hogs too, not sure what else. He said the Buff are no different than Capes, they can be mean and just as hard to put down, different horns is all. (I still haven't ever seen a pic of one tho)

I was thinking he said parts of the hide were over an inch or more thick! Do they use the hide for something cause it's so thick? I was thinking he said they did, just escapes me tho...

Yeah, Bears and Moose is what he plans on using it on, Bison if he draws a tag for one. Moose mainly. Not something you go packin in the brush after big BB though!

He's got a M70 470 Capstick he built last year that's real light, kicks like a SOB too! They took it up to Delta to kill a Bison with it. A friend has a tag and they been up there lookin for them a couple times and just missed them. A friend of the family, Eric H. has a farm up there.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:47 PM
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

Brent, One of the fifties I shot had a break copied off of the AR-50. I think it had three baffles on it instead of two. It look like it was made of of 1/8 inch steel or something. Anyone with a mig welder could make the break. I am sure your gunsmith would make you a fine break. It looked a little crude but it worked excellent. I think the smith only charged that gun a 100 bucks for the break. But that gun smith was no welder. thanks Reed
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:02 PM
 
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

The buffalo hides have to be skived down to be usable. The leather is very tough though - I have 2 soft rifle cases made from the one of the first Cape Buffalo I shot 20 years ago and all they need is a bit of leather conditioner ocassionally to look like new.
I did not know that there were any bison up your way! Are these wild or managed game gone wild?
What are the hunting seasons there?
Do you shoot any birds?
I have a shoot each year in NZ and amongst that spend a few days decoying Canada geese.
When everything works this can be quite exciting as they are very big birds. they were released in NZ a long time ago and have bred up to pest populations in some areas.
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:58 AM
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

Cute American Bulldog, Brent!

The rifle's nice, too. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-13-2004, 03:13 PM
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

Yeah, Dalton's 1/2 American Bulldog (Father), 1/4 Bull Mastiff, 1/4 Pit Bull.

130 lbs fatso right now, thinks he's a lap dog. Looks just like his father. Mother had to have a sea section they were so damn big, she had puppies for three days! We thought she was done, then out came another one! She was looking sick and had black discharge so we rushed her to the vet on Sunday, they pulled 3 more out of here. One had been dead for a long time and he said it was a wonder it didn't kill all the other ones it decayed so much.

I had to pull Dalton out of her breech he was so damn big and comming out backwards. He had died too, along with half the other ones born. He twitched comming out so I gave him mouth to mouth and thumbed his chest hard and his heart started beating! He began breathing again and it was squakin like the others in seconds...
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:34 PM
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Re: 500 Jeffery and the 750gr A-Max Tests

Don't feel bad about your dog being fat . mine is too. I have a american pitt bull that eats like he will never eat again. he is a great dog ,very friendly. And a real meat hound. He tracks all the deer and turkeys that my buddys shoot with a bow. finds them every time. He is two years old and 110 pounds. I just got them a fresh roadkill deer yesterday and they are in their glory. THey already ate half of it.
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