Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by oscar1975, Apr 18, 2009.
Do you still have them for sale
I haven't used the 380 Rhinos, but I have shot a bunch of 350g Woodleigh Protected Points in 375 Weatherby. For elk and deer I load them up to 2550 fps For tougher game (brown bears, cape buffalo), I would load them down to 2400 fps. I've also had great luck with the 300g A-Frame at 2700 fps. It's a gorgeous bullet.
The Rhino 380's are truly amazing, I have had clients use my 375 on multiple Buff loaded with the 380's. Worst retention I could find was 89%I have also used them on Lion and Leopard needles to say the shock and woundchannel is spectacular, it almost bumps the 375 to 416 status if I could say that.
Nothing bad to say about this round, I do believe that it would not be ideal for plainsgame due to the severely reduced velocities (range limitations) but for DG it is a hands down killer... A reliable choice for Buff on any angle......
I started using them allot when they just came out, it is a great round to shoot with a detachable scope set up on a 375 and it will surely revive your open sight shooting if you are into that kind of thing....
My best always.
..agree 100%. I almost sold my 404 Jeffery when they first came out..
You would have been kicking yourself pretty hard if you sold that .404 Jeffrey!
I'm with Enysse on this DOCMAN, on the other hand you could always sell it to ME!!!!
My best always.
..just joking boys, just joking.. :laughing:
I concur, I did a dangerous game hunt course in the Kruger National Park with Dr. Kevin Robertson.https://www.africahunting.com/threa...-college-practice-round-part-1-buffalo.39016/
I was greatly impressed by his knowledge about ballistics, bullet penetration and shot placement on dangerous game. I do not know of any body more knowledgeable than Dr. Kevin Robertson about hunting buffalo, he made this animal the choice of his life long studies, he really is the expert on buffalo and how to hunt them with the correct caliber rifle and bullets. He pointed out that heavy for caliber bullet is always the way to go. I am a supporter of the "Heavy for caliber" bullet use in any rifle you hunt with .
Dr. Kevin Robertson mentioned his choice of buffalo caliber and bullet is the 404 Jeffery shooting a 450 gn bullet solid /soft , this is the ultimate combination on buffalo regarding penetration and transfer of energy.
I totally agree, if I ever get the opportunity to hunt buffalo, it will be with my 404 Jeffery and 450 gn Stewart core bonded bullets and Stewart solids...
I must admit since the never ending evolution of bullets. I'm very impressed with the Rhino Bullets! Their performance on game is spectacular to say the least. If I had them for my 375 H&H, I would definitely feel secure in the field.
As pointed out numerously in this thread the following works for what you want to do:
380 GN solid/soft on buffalo , Dr. Kevin Robertson is the only professional I know of that is a specialist on game anatomy of game as well as cattle. There is know one more knowledgeable about this subject since he is a Vet in real life. PH and specialist on farming with game /processing /research especially on buffaloes, he is the foremost specialist on hunting buffalo as well as on all technical aspects regarding bullet choice, shot placement and choice of caliber /bullet /muzzle velocity of all dangerous game caliber rifles. He learned his trade in gone by days in Rhodesia ....on top of all that he is a great humble person willing to share all his knowledge with anybody who approach him.
The only way you will be sure if the rifle you bought is to load the magazine , start shooting at a target and recycle /shoot as fast as possible ..do this at least twenty times ..if the extraction is flawless you know you have a dangerous game rifle ...if there are rounds jumping out the magazine you need to take it to a gunsmith..when I say cycle the rounds through your magazine on a shooting range aiming at a target..do it as fast as possible at extremely high speed to see if it feed flawlessly...that , and that is the only method to use when you will see if this is a dangerous game rifle , if not it is a plains game rifle you can hunt eland and other game with...
I’m certainly not an expert, but... based on my experience.... anything over 300.... is a bit heavy.
Keep in mind when you hunt buffalo or elephant , your shooting distance must not be more than thirty meters on buffalo and twelve meters when shooting at an elephant. If your PH is not able to get you to these short distances your chances of a poor shot placement /wounded animal is high. At these distances your 380 gn bullet will not drop at all..reloading a 380 gn bullet to 2200 f/s will be a great way to hunt these dangerous game animals at these short distances.. First off perfect/correct shot placement is the absolute most important part of the hunt you will be doing...secondly shooting distance is the second most important part of dangerous game hunting..the reason you need to be up -close and a few meters away from a buffalo/elephant , like I pointed out again..is to get a shot at the vitals..when standing to far away from these animals will let you tend to shoot at the animal and not at a spot where the shot placement need to be..an elephant is a very big target to miss ... Short distance shooting , with heavy bullets at moderate muzzle velocity 2200 f/t will do the trick...the advantage of this type of Dangerous game animal hunts are:
You can tell your hunting friends you did not hunt the elephant/buffalo at long range shooting distances and that you was able to see it`s eyelashes and the ox-pecker bird you aimed at that was sitting inline with the buffalo`s hart before you pulled the trigger, you wounded the ox-pecker bird but killed the buffalo ...but the best was when you you had all the time in the world to shoot this elephant that you took a video of before shooting it...
Looking at this video we took when doing our elephant hunting course Piet Nel , senior training officer of the SAWC explicitly told us .." You need to get as near as you can to the elephant you need to kill with one shot...you need to study it before making the shot, when you are this near an elephant it gives you at least two other shot placements when it turns and run. Spending time with the elephant you are about to kill is great...
You have to get very near:
Here is an example of how close you are suppose to come when hunting a buffalo: Notice the green laser dot on the buffalo for shot placement by the hunter:
Check out the North Fork bullets if you have trouble finding Rhinos. Made in Oregon.
Do have similar design.
And they make a 350gr .375.....and they are currently on sale.
If I was going to hunt buffalo with a .375 this bullet would definitely be on my short-list.
I agree Dr Robinson has the experience and expertise
Thank you for videos, I want to see the bull behind the one with the green dot Norma makes a soft and a solid 350 grains finished bullet if you’re not a reloaded. Cheers
Once again resurrecting an old post, apologies.
Thoughts from those in the know, please: Would the rhinos make for a decent all-purpose bushveld bullet? For now, it won't be used on anything bigger than eland and will most likely be used mostly on smaller, thin-skinned game.
Not worried about it being overkill, just wanna know that it will expand somewhat...
Woodleigh makes a 350g HD bullet for the 375 H&H rated up to 2500 fps impact velocity. I load them up to 2550 in my 375 Weatherby, have only shot paper with them so far though
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