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#210453 - 04/21/21 01:28 AM Cape Buffalo Bullet
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On Gary Reeder's last African Safari he used a 300 gr Sierra FP out of a 454 Casull to cleanly take a Massive Cape Buffalo (2 Shoulder Shots) The Sierra FP is unbonded, but has an incredibly tough lead core.
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#210455 - 04/21/21 03:12 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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Who would have thought... I never knew the 300gr Sierra had that hard a lead core, however, I have a box of them that clearly states in red "NOT FOR USE IN COLT S.A.A. OR REPLICAS".....
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#210457 - 04/21/21 12:20 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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That 300 gr Sierra FP would probably be perfectly suited for use in the 460 S&W.
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#210458 - 04/21/21 03:09 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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Im glad that were not reading his obituary! Im glad that it worked for him....but for several reasons would not be my first choice! For large, thick skinned, heavily muscled/boned animals. lMO, 300 grains is extremely lacking in the sectional density department.....no matter the bullet! JMO memtb
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#210459 - 04/21/21 04:04 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Memtb460]
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Those bullets are that hard and tough. I have tested plenty of them.
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#210460 - 04/21/21 04:06 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Memtb460]
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Bullet choice is definitely a personal preference, and I truly get that. My main reason for even posting this, is to bring it to everyone's attention that different bullets react completely differently in different cartridges and at different velocities. This same bullet out of a 45 Colt wouldn't expand at all, and only mildly expands at 454 Casull velocities (nose and jacket just do begin to expand.) At 460 S&W and 450 Bushmaster velocities this bullet acts/expands like the highest priced bonded bullets.
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#210461 - 04/21/21 04:43 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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But thats not possible!

According to 100 other posts on here the only bullets good for anything above ground squirrels is the swift a frame or Barnes buster....

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#210463 - 04/21/21 04:55 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: SacredCrows]
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Bahahaha! Hahahahaha! Very funny, and unfortunately, very true! Those same guys have NO clue that the 300 gr Sierra FP in 44 caliber was specifically designed for the 445 Super Mag...that's why it basically acts like a cast bullet in the 44 Magnums, unless shot out of a long barreled TC or rifle.
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#210464 - 04/21/21 05:40 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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Most bullets work quite well if placed correctly....

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#210465 - 04/21/21 05:56 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: SacredCrows]
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Yes Sir! ABSOLUTELY
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