Cow Killer

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  1. rpgoldsby

    rpgoldsby AH Senior Member

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    Finally got my Merkel 375 H&H put together the way I wanted. She’s just dying to shoot some buffalo cows. IMG_8232.JPG IMG_8230.JPG IMG_8233.JPG IMG_8234.JPG
     

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    Very nice!
     

  3. slam8031

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    Beautiful rifle!!
     

  4. Mr. Zorg

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    Nice rifle!

    The thread title made me think at first it was in regard to an encounter with a species of wasp nicknamed Cow Killer (often mistaken for an ant, and considering ants evolved from prehistoric wasps, splitting hairs).

    https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Cow-Killer

    The first time I saw one of these was at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, not in an exhibit but crawling around the footpath to the Louisiana Swamp exhibit 25 years ago on a 4th of July vacation trip with my wife when we were engaged to be married. Later when we lived in rural SE Louisiana (St. James Parish) 2005 - 2011 we'd see these solitary wingless females walking around all the time on our property. We always just left them alone. All the ones we've seen have been iridescent red & black.
     

  5. BeeMaa

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    Beautiful rifle.
    From the looks of that sling, something in Africa has already made it to the salt.
    What kind of leather is that?
     

  6. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Beautiful double rifle.
     

  7. rpgoldsby

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    Buffalo leather off of my first bull 5 years ago.
     

  8. rpgoldsby

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    My wife is from NOLA I’ve seen this cow killer you speak of but never knew what it was called. Mean looking sucker.
     
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    That’s one handsome double! Can’t wait for a report on the first hunt with it!
     

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    Sweet rifle Preston. Jacques
     
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    +1 on beautiful rifle.

    Shame the scope is not as elegant as the rifle.

    PS If you want to kill a lot of cows and break in that rig properly, come to Texas and shoot exotics. Here is a red deer cow:
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    We have a wide variety of exotics - enough for a good time with your DR kit.
     

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  12. Shootist43

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    I agree wholeheartedly, what's not to like about that set-up. Have you taken it for a "spin" on a rifle range? How did it shoot? What loads or ammo are you using or going to use?
     
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  13. rpgoldsby

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    I had an old trijicon scope that came with the rifle. It shot great at 50 yards with federal trophy bonded bear claws. Since than I have had a terrible time finding the bear claws in 300 grain. I’ve since switched to Federal premium Swift A frame 300 grain. Plan on sighting in it when it cools down here in Alabama
     
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    Nice man, congrats on the addition!
     

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    See you in January...
     
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    Had the same problem finding the 300 grain bear claws. I am happy to tell you that the Federal A-frames regulated pretty much the same as the Bear Claws in my 375 H&H
     
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    Lovely rifle. Have fun..
     

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