What’s everyone using for Buffalo?

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My first trip on Buff I used a 375 H&H with 300gr Woodleighs and it worked wonderfully. One shot kill at about 70m. The great thing was I only brought 1 gun and I used it on the plains game too. Such a great all rounder.

Next time though my 404J will get an outing but it means I will need to bring a "light" gun. Inconvenience be dammed I just want to give that 404J run!
 

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458 lott with 500 gr Peregrine solids @ 2190 fps or maybe a little more because it has the same load as my 515 gr solids and those are at the chronographed 2190 fps. It is a cz 550 in pretty much factory (just a bit of polishing in the action)
 

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500 NE with 475 gr CEB Safari Raptor @ 2415 fps. Solid is 510 gr CEB Safari Solid @ 2330 fps.
 

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375 is plenty for the client
 

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500 NE with 475 gr CEB Safari Raptor @ 2415 fps. Solid is 510 gr CEB Safari Solid @ 2330 fps.
jdemocko, i have used that particular load with the 475gn Raptor at 2450 on buffalo and have never seen anything impact on them as hard as that load does.
It is devastating. Penetration is quite stunning as well. Great cartridge, awesome projectile.
 

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What’s your go to gun for cape buff?
I have used a 375 h&h (300 grain swift a frames) and a 458 win mag (500 grain tbbc) I have to say the 458 win mag did do the job better/ quicker in my opinion.
 

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Almost following on Kevin's post above my first (Cow) was with 375 H&H 300gr Woodleigh HD at 2460fps worked like a charm.
Next will be my 458 lott with 500gr Woodleigh PP at 2175fps
 

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My first was 416 Rem mag with 400 gr Swift Aframes. Second and Third with 458 Lott with 500 gr Aframes. I have settled on the Lott for my DG rifle from now on. I do have 375 HH as back up on every trip
 

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My first two were taken with a .375 H&H. The rest have been taken with a .458 Lott shooting 500 gr TBBC at 2300 fps. The difference is quite noticeable.
 

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All with a 300 gr .375 H&H. One with a custom mauser and the TSX, one with a Blaser S2 and the TSX, and two with a Blaser R8 and A Frames. They were taken in the Caprivi, Mozambique, and South Africa. I hate schlepping around more than one rifle. The R8 with the standard weight .375 barrel has proven to be the perfect choice for a single rifle hunt in Africa. All died within a few feet or yards of where they were hit.
 

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As others: 375 H&H for my first two. I do have a 404J itching to get over and be used. My 375 will be the backup
 

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.375HH with 300gr. TBBC
 

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What’s your go to gun for cape buff?
380gr Rhino controlled expansion in 375 H&H and 570gr Rhino controlled expansion in 500 Jeff, no solids for buffalo even on follow up of a wounded one.....
 

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