Buffalo?

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by banjo318, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. banjo318

    banjo318 Well-Known Member

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    Hello, im gonna get straight to the point and ask it. Im looking into getting a guided hunt here in montana. Theres a hunting guide that will let us hunt buffalo. Do you guys think 7mm rem mag wil get er done? Now remember, were not talking cape buffalo that have 1 1/2 inch thick skin. :)
     
  2. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    My dad has used his 7mm and 270 to shoot hundreds of wild buffalo! Two inches behind the ear is the magic spot! Barnes bullets is what he always used. One day I loaded one 270 win for the cows and calves and two 7mm mag rifles as fast as I could and he shot over 30 wild bison. He did this on a daily basis one year, some days more some days less. If the shots were long range he chest shot bison but only on rare or emergency situations.
    I have a friend whos dad raises bison and he head shoots them with a 220 Swift. Keep in mind these are not long range shots.
     

  3. 257WTBY

    257WTBY Well-Known Member

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    My father and his two hunting buddies hunted bison in Montana a few years ago and he used his 7mag. His two buddies used their 30-06's and all three were successful. I would think it would work just fine although i have no personal experience with buffalo.

    Good luck and if u go post up some big buff pics.
     
  4. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    I killed one in 07 in Jackson hole wyo with a 7 and a 168 VLD. It didn't go 10' before piling up. Worked really well.
     
  5. banjo318

    banjo318 Well-Known Member

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    are you guys shootin them behind the ear?
     
  6. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    No right behind the shoulder. Study their anatomy as their lungs are placed a little different than an elk or deer. I shot mine at 274 yards. There is more margain for error by letting the air out of them as opposed to braining them. Keep in mind that buff are a true herd animal and the rest of the herd will gather around it when it's wounded, so you might get one shot without having to wait for another clear shot. When I shot mine I had to wait 45 min for the others to leave my buff.