.375 H&H enough gun for Cape Buffalo?

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  1. Eric Anderson

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    Only Buffalo I have ever shot, was with a .375 Ruger. I Shot it 3 times, but it never moved. It kept trying to get up, and I kept shooting at it.
     

  2. TOBY458

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    Here's what a 375 will do on a big Water Buffalo.
     

  3. IvW

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    Superb! and that on a full frontal! He was dead on first shot!

    Just goes to show, SHOT PLACEMENT!!
     
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  4. TOBY458

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    And I used your favorite bullet! Barnes TSX! :LOL:
    All jokes aside, on those frontal shots, the 300 grain Barnes bullets expanded and penetrated perfectly.
     
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  5. Shootist43

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    Toby458, I don't recall, did you post anything in AH's Bullet Performance Data Base re. this hunt?
     
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  6. TOBY458

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    Art, I don't recall if I did or not. I'll post a pic of the bullets that I recovered from the three bulls and one cow I shot.
     

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    375HH with a Barnes 350 gr TSX will take anything that walks the planet. My buf full frontal at 30 yds, 1 shot kill. Eland at 75 yds full frontal 1 shot and an insurance shot.
     

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