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Unread 10-24-2010, 05:14 PM
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Re: buffalo shot placement

I had a friend shoot one with an arrow. Complete penetration through both lungs but you could sit down and watch a game show in the time it took it to die. Charging buffalo with a bow for defense are best watched from a different location than the guy with the bow. Holly crap was that scary, it's been almost thirty years ago and I still can see the look of terror on my buddies face.
They have seriously bad attitude when prodded. Shoot them with something big and mean, I would say a 300 mag is a little light. They are huge and incredibly tough. MTBULLET is right on 45-70 or some other slow mover with a huge slug. 30-06 with a 168 is not a very good choice. It may work fine and then again .....
You don't want one walking over to see what you are up to.
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    Unread 10-25-2010, 06:43 PM
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    Re: buffalo shot placement

    thanks for all the info
    really a head shot is not a option
    I want to bleach the skull out and put it with the rest of my skulls
    More than likely we will be taking around three two cows and one bull
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    Unread 10-25-2010, 07:14 PM
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    Re: buffalo shot placement

    That's a wagon load of meat your planning on. Love buffalo very good eating, the skulls are way cool, are you getting the hides tanned?
    "Pain is weakness leaving your body"
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    Unread 10-25-2010, 07:30 PM
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    Re: buffalo shot placement

    most of it will not be for us
    If it works out it will be a cow for my buddy(thats a sure thing)
    a cow for another guy and 1/4 or 1/2 of the bull for me cant afford the whole bull
    plus I have half a cow a deer and a bear in my freezer now and IM looking for one more deer.
    I am planning having the skull done and the hide tanned
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