Buffalo Target

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  1. hunting4sanity

    hunting4sanity AH Enthusiast

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    I'm looking at making a buffalo target for a local shooting range. I'm planning on using AR500 steel and something similar to this picture (it still needs work), the thin white lines along the jaw-line and horn-line would be thin cuts in the steel to differentiate the head. To get the proportions correct, I'm looking for information on how wide a buffalo is ear-tip to ear-tip and how wide on the outside of the horns a buffalo like this would be? Thanks for any help you can offer.
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    In my experience buff ear to ear is roughly 36"...used as a guide to judge horn width when possible.
     
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    If going according to the books you will work with roughly 33" ears and 36" spread on the pic
     

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    Thank you for the input. I'm hoping to make the target realistic in size so that whatever distance or position it's shot from the feedback is accurate.
     

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