My Buffalo Rifle

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by TOBY458, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Bert the Turtle

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    IMG_4924.JPG 404 Jeffery
     
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  2. jduckhunter

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    210.JPG Here's mine Ruger Alaskan in 375 Ruger/ Leupold 1.5 x 5
     
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  3. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Beautiful rifles and excellent trophies.
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  4. svinejakt

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    Thank you Witold :) Having a hard time deciding on the optics, so I have been practising with open sights. Shoots very well actually, but thinking about a Swarozski 1-6 or 1-8. Then I can use it for Moose hunts in Norway and DG and PG in Africa :)
     
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  5. Bert the Turtle

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    I've got the 1-8 on my 375 and the 1-6 EE on my 404. The 1-8 has a finer reticle that I think suits the 375's role as a versatile rifle. The 1-6's reticle is more coarse and I think it is better for a dedicated dangerous game rifle, although it did not handicap me at all in making shots out to about 140 yards. The EE version with about 1 inch more eye relief than standard is not currently being made but is still available new old stock and to me it is worth looking for if going on a heavy caliber gun.
     
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  6. Shootist43

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    Bert the Turtle, that looks to be a nice buff that you took with your 404. Have you posted a hunt report and photos yet? What bullet did you use?
     

  7. Bert the Turtle

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    400g TSX for the first shot, solids thereafter. Brief version: It was hit very hard with the first shot, went maybe 40 yards and stopped. Hit with the second shot and was down in about 20 yards. A third shot in the top of the spine to seal the deal.

    He was a good buffalo, 38-39". As it was getting close to the end of the season I was able to get a decent deal on a second buffalo and got one I like even more.

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  8. CDorroh

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    I can vouch for the 1-6 EE as well. Excellent scope for a heavy recoiling rifle, and I'm still able to print 1 moa groups with it off sticks at 200 yds if I do my part.
     

  9. Adam S

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    I have no immediate plans to hunt buffalo; alas, it will likely be far in the future. That doesn't keep me from thinking I need a buffalo rifle, however. You guys aren't helping! :p
     
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  10. rafaellinne

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    This is my buffalo rifle. Anderson Wheeler .500 NE. Very accurate tool DSCN0863.JPG
     
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    This is my rifle for buffalo. Heym 88 Safari .470 NE. It is very accurate does not have a heavy recoil. IMG_2321.jpg
     
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  12. svinejakt

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    Seems like all I have to do is decide how versatile the rifle will be ;) I have to admit that I have looked mostly at the 1-6. I will only use it for moose her in Norway and teh 1-6 should do very well for that. I will probably be hunting most PG with a lighter rifle and I`m not a long range shooter. Like getting close :)
     
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    That is one fancy looking CZ! Are the leaf sights custom made?
     

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