450 gr North Fork in 458WM on Buffalo?

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  1. Swedhunter

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    I´m going to Zimbabwe for Cape Buffalo next year. Would it be totaly wrong to use North Fork 450 gr SP and Solids on Buffalo in my 458WM or should i stick to the 500gr bullets. I can see North Fork sugest the 450 gr in 458WM. I have also looked at Woodleigh 480gr but i prefer the North Fork bullet.
     

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    I have no experience hunting buffalo, but I have used NF bullets in 3 different calibers for PG. I wouldn't hesitate in the least to use the 450gr versions for buff. Remember the 500gr standard came from a time that bullets were nowhere near as well made as those we have today. Those 500gr bullets from yesteryear would shed significan weight upon impact, so the bigger size was an attempt to overcome this problem. You won't have that problem as you know with the NF's.
     

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    The 450gr NF will get the job done beautifully.
     

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    I am using 450gr (±2150ft/s) GS Customs with great success on Buff with my .458WM.
     

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