Since we can not agree on proper caliber(s)/weaponry. Could we atleast agree upon the proper transportation that should be used while out in the field chasing the buff?
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Concur with your 22LR penetration concern. What we have noticed is my 22LR bounces off my mild steel spinner target while my 17 HMR puts holes in it. We think the great penetration from the 17 is due to the sharp pointy plastic tips. You might consider the 17 or look for a 22 with those proven sharp pointy plastic points.
We get full penetration on sage rats with that load in my 17HMR. They are testy buggers if not hit with a good bullet. If wounded they are known to be more dangerous than the common mouse, albeit about 25% larger.
Having had the molten marshmallow stuck to my skin like napalm, this may just work! While Mr. Buff is rolling around trying to get that stuff to quit scalding him, slide right in and finish him with the file on your leatherman!Light them on fire so it sticks better when they hit.
And a tasty treat while you take pictures.
.416 is perfect for what you are doing on your buff hunt.I am in need of a bit of advice, recent events have shown my ignorance or lack of full understanding concerning appropriate calibers and rifles for buff hunting.
I was determined and dead set on using my 416rigby with peregrine 400gr copper expanding and brass solids for buff this year in luangwa.
I have just learnt that I know jack sh*t and require the resourceful knowledge of the AH community to guide me in the right direction.
So now that I have deemed the 416 excess to requirements in terms of caliber and stopping power, which of the following two options would you guys recommend and once your caliber recommendation is given, what bullet choice would you use?
If there is a reasonable option other than the 2 calibers I have available, let me know your thoughts. I have until the end of October when the hunt is scheduled so that gives me at least till the day before to acquire the rifle and ammo. No need to worry about testing, I can always sight it I once I get to the valley.
1) 243 Springfield improved
2) 30-06 weatherby magnum
Well seriously, if a .22 is a viable option on leopard, wouldn’t you just step up to a .22 magnum on buff? And if that is the case do I take my .458 Lott along just in Case we are short firewood and a jack handle?