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Best bullet for Cape Buffalo

This is a discussion on Best bullet for Cape Buffalo within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; Originally Posted by CT Safaris . I suspect this buff we shot a couple of weeks ago will agree with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Safaris View Post
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    I suspect this buff we shot a couple of weeks ago will agree with you. 480gr soft through the heart from a .450NE double and after 10 yards he realized he was sick... Bullet recovered from the opposite shoulder was perfectly mushroomed with over 90% weight retention.

    Shot placement is more important than bullet type in my view.

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    hi chris which one of the 3 bullet types did he use in his .450 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    hi chris which one of the 3 bullet types did he use in his .450 then?
    Hi Spike,

    Bullets used for the first two shots were Hornady DGX's. The 2nd shot was a running shot which hit but didn't really matter (or make a difference) as the first was spot-on. That buff went for no more than 10 yards before coming to a standstill swaying... Granted, I did have my client send some more lead his way just to be sure but it was not necessary and that buff would have gone down either way.

    Hence my (somewhat) tongue in cheek statement that the buff would agree with avoiding Hornadys...

    Having said all of this, my personal preference is still Barness TSX or Solids. the Rhinos work well too as proven on an Ele last year but the 550 gr's do not feed reliably in my Lott and until this has been resolved I will avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Safaris View Post
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    Hence my (somewhat) tongue in cheek statement that the buff would agree with avoiding Hornadys...

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    i did have to read that line a couple of times till it clicked....

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    i did have to read that line a couple of times till it clicked....
    Sorry, apparently I do seem to have a somewhat perverse sense of humour at times...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Safaris View Post
    Sorry, apparently I do seem to have a somewhat perverse sense of humour at times...
    nothing wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    i did have to read that line a couple of times till it clicked....
    ..stay sharp, Michael, stay sharp..!

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    Two weeks ago in Zimbabwe I made a 70 yard one shot kill. In fact dropped it in its tracks. Quartering away. 375HH Federal Premium 300gr Barnes Triple Shock. Can't say its the best can just say when I pulled the trigger it hit the ground not even a step. First Buffalo
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