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#198440 - 03/30/19 10:27 AM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: JDK]
Randy M
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Very nice. Looking forward to the follow up.
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#198468 - 04/01/19 07:39 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: Randy M]
wvhitman
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Max, I'm sure a bunch of readers in AH thought you were a little goofy writing about using the short guns on buff.
I noticed on several TV shows (where the host is a "pro" and knows everything) that they say Cape buffs require a bunch of shots. Glad I didn't hear that before my trips. I've taken 3 Cape buffs- 2 with .416 Taylor Encore and one with .475 L(275X). One shot is all I needed on each one.
Good article. Waiting for "the rest of the story".

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#198478 - 04/02/19 10:10 AM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: wvhitman]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
Max, I'm sure a bunch of readers in AH thought you were a little goofy writing about using the short guns on buff.
I noticed on several TV shows (where the host is a "pro" and knows everything) that they say Cape buffs require a bunch of shots. Glad I didn't hear that before my trips. I've taken 3 Cape buffs- 2 with .416 Taylor Encore and one with .475 L(275X). One shot is all I needed on each one.
Good article. Waiting for "the rest of the story".


Thanks Doc! The hunt feature is in the current (April) issue of American Hunter.

On the issue of multiple shots. Even when my animal is hit lethally, it will get more convincing it's dead with multiple follow-up shots - whether it needs it or not. That's the way I'm wired and it's just good insurance. My first shot on my Cape buffalo was in the chest and we got around seven feet of penetration, including all the way through the rumen. But, I keep shooting...call me paranoid!
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#198480 - 04/02/19 11:02 AM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: Whitworth]
JDK
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I can understand insurance shots on the Big 5 and the like, but aren?t you worried about meat loss with multiple shots on other game? Just curious.
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#198487 - 04/02/19 02:07 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: JDK]
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 Originally Posted By: JDK
I can understand insurance shots on the Big 5 and the like, but aren?t you worried about meat loss with multiple shots on other game? Just curious.


I'm more concerned with the meat running away in its entirety...

Anchoring it and getting one steak is better than not anchoring it and getting no steaks.

We are talking about big and dangerous game in this instance. Keep in mind that pretty much all PHs will encourage their hunter to keep shooting irrespective of the lethality of the first shot, either rifle or handgun. They don't want you to lose your animal less than you do.
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#198496 - 04/02/19 03:05 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: Whitworth]
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A dead deer in the truck is better than two in the brush!
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#198497 - 04/02/19 03:14 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: JDK]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: JDK
A dead deer in the truck is better than two in the brush!


Exactly - hahahaha!
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#198569 - 04/04/19 08:52 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: Whitworth]
NYhandgunner
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Excellent article...Congratulations on an awesome bull!! Had to be a hunt of a lifetime!!

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#198614 - 04/05/19 09:46 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: NYhandgunner]
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I too read this article . nice writing and shooting Max!

I just watched your Gundigest episode on the youtube machine last night too. It's nice to see someone representing the wheelgun crowd!
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#198616 - 04/05/19 10:09 PM Re: Cape Buffalo article in American Hunter Magazine [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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Congrats Max. Great article and great hunt.
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