Peregrine 700 grain .585 cal. Bush Master bullet

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I just got back from a 7 weeks in Africa with my family. My wife and I spent one of those weeks, cape buffalo hunting in the Lowveld. I killed 3 buffalo with CEB Raptor bullets and 1 buffalo with a 700 gr. Peregrine BushMaster bullet in my .577NE. the full bullet report will appear in The African Hunting Gazette and I will post it here.

The CEB Raptors are awesome buffalo killers, but for now, I just want to tell you how impressive that Peregrine BushBuster bullet is.

I hit an old buffalo in the middle of the shoulder with one of the 700 gr., 577 NE Bush Master bullets and instead of the common reaction of turning and running, it was completely transfixed like it had been electrocuted. It tried to take a step and it fell on it's chin. It's shoulder was shattered. The bullet's penetration was deep and straight to the far side leaving an open wound channel that we easily slid a stick through.

The range was about 35 meters and the muzzle velocity was only 1,700 fps. The Peregrin folks told me that the bullet is designed to work/expand well at 2,000 fps. or more. At just 1,700 fps this bullet still expanded to about .700 inch. For me that is a perfect balance of expansion and penetration. The retained weight was 672. grains, not including substancial steel insert that is installed in the nose to initiate expansion. That is excellent weight retention, considering that it smashed the buffalo's shoulder. It goes without saying that the more weight retention, the more penetration.
The Two PH's were very impressed.

Thanks to Peregrine bullets,

Brian
 

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Thanks for the report. Have any pictures to share?
 

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Thanks for your interest. The story with phots will come out in The African Hunting Gazette and the video will be on You Tube.
 

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Thanks for your interest. The story with phots will come out in The African Hunting Gazette and the video will be on You Tube.

Please let us know when the video is on YouTube.
 

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Yes, I sure will. There is a kill shot in that is impressive. Brian
 

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