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    Am heading to SA for buffalo & plains game on the 18th with 2 friends , woodleigh wld core & hydro both in 300 (375 ruger).
    Both shooting into 2" which is good enough for me.
    The hydrostatics have had good results by most accounts on the water buff down here......anyone used them on the cape buff & what results?

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    Cant wait for the report. Good luck!
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    Looking forward to your report and pictures. Who are you hunting with?
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    No news for you on the bullets.

    Good luck.
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    The guys that I know that use the Woodleighs are happy with them.

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    Good luck. 2" is a pretty small group on the side of a Buffalo.
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    Wish you the best of luck !

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    Have a good time!

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    When you take into account that your target should be about 3 to 4 inches.

    you should be good to go.

    Reports on the woodleigh's are very good from reports i have read.

    Take some pictures and post a day by day safari count for all to read with pictures to back up your trophies....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobpuckett View Post
    Looking forward to your report and pictures. Who are you hunting with?
    I'm hunting with Jaco Strauss for the 2nd time, at Kwalata (1st time). Not sure but I think I'm getting buff-itis, if there such a thing.
    I'll post a report & pics when I get back.
    Cheers all.

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    Messmate,
    Good luck on your buff hunt. I can assure you that the Woodleigh hydro stats work very well. If you pm me your email address I can email you pics of one that we recovered from a buff. It entered below the boss and recovered from the back leg just below the base of the tail.

    Only issue that I have seen is that there can be feed issues. I also know that the new version has some sort of composite tip that is supposed to correct this issue.

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    Richteb....PM sent.
    Cheers.

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    Here's an idea, put paper plates up at 50 yards, 75 yards, and 100 yards and see if you can hit them, off of the sticks, every time. You might also use Cape buffalo photographic targets (I get mine from Safari Press) and put them up at 50 yards. The rifle sounds like it is ready to go, the pie plates and photo targets will show if you are.

    Looking forward to your report, I hope you drill a big'n.

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    Have a great hunt! I haven't used the woodleigh on buff, but Superior loads the woodleigh 250 for my .318 Westley and it is decisive on everything I have pointed it at. I am sure a 300 in your Ruger will be superb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by messmate View Post
    I'm hunting with Jaco Strauss for the 2nd time, at Kwalata (1st time). Not sure but I think I'm getting buff-itis, if there such a thing.
    I'll post a report & pics when I get back.
    Cheers all.
    this is a well known disease that as far as i know is incurable , symptoms can be reduced for a while , but the antidote can become expensive even in the short term , as for long term . have a great time on your hunt/medical fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    this is a well known disease that as far as i know is incurable , symptoms can be reduced for a while , but the antidote can become expensive even in the short term , as for long term . have a great time on your hunt/medical fix
    It's hopeless!!! Once you have contracted this great disease you can't get rid of it!!! It's really is a great disease to have. Though yes it can be expensive, but its well worth going out and trying to find this disease in all parts of the world.....that's just my take!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    this is a well known disease that as far as i know is incurable , symptoms can be reduced for a while , but the antidote can become expensive even in the short term , as for long term . have a great time on your hunt/medical fix
    A disease I've embraced. I've never enjoyed being so friggin ill.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post
    It's hopeless!!! Once you have contracted this great disease you can't get rid of it!!! It's really is a great disease to have. Though yes it can be expensive, but its well worth going out and trying to find this disease in all parts of the world.....that's just my take!!
    You're quite right Rick and I'm sure it will lead me to financial destitution....but stuff it,... I'm lucky in that my wife also has the symptoms of this disease..... so life is good.
    Thanks guys for your best wishes.

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