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Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

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Unread 11-29-2012, 11:09 PM
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Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

I have an upcoming bison hunt and am contemplating what bullet to use in my 338-378 Tejas.

Accubond 300
Berger 300
Barnes 285

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    Unread 11-29-2012, 11:27 PM
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    Re: Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

    Barnes. Believe I would want a bullet that stays together in case you hit bone.

    Have you called the outfitter for the bison hunt? They might have recommendations.
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    Unread 11-29-2012, 11:32 PM
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    I have an upcoming bison hunt and am contemplating what bullet to use in my 338-378 Tejas.

    Accubond 300
    Berger 300
    Barnes 285

    I have and he said it up to what I feel comfortable with. I am leaning towards the Barnes.
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    Re: Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

    I believe it largely depends on shot placement. I have seen plenty of buff dropped with rifles as light as a .243 with a behind the ear shot, which is how both of the guys i know that raise buffalo prefer to do it, and have seen several shot for slaughter with a .22 mag in the "magic X" from eye to ear at point blank.
    Personally, with your rifle i would think any of the three bullets would give excelent results for lung shots, and you likely couldn't tell the difference in results with a behind the ear shot. My choices would go Berger, Nosler, Barnes, but that reflects my personal ranking of the bullets as well. Good luck on your upcoming hunt!
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    Re: Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

    Shoot what ever you've been shooting, no reason with any of those bullets to make a change over a Buffalo or any animal in North America for that matter.
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    Re: Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

    I shot a buffalo in WY in 07 with a 168 Berger in a 7mm @274 right behind the shoulder and it was lights out in less than two steps for the mighty tatonka!!
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    Re: Upcoming Bison Hunt What Bullet?

    All good choices, but I'd say the Accubond. Reason-curiosity, you'd be fairly high up on the list of putting it to use, and letting us know how it worked.
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