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#210494 - 04/23/21 11:47 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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Hopefully some of the other guys will chime in about the 325 gr bullets...I can't comment because I've only used the 400 gr versions.
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#210495 - 04/24/21 12:00 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Vance in AK.]
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 Originally Posted By: Vance in AK.
 Originally Posted By: Franchise
You'd be exceptionally pleased with Woodleigh Weldcore bullets out of your 450 Narlin....another often overlooked option is the 480 gr Hornady DGX bonded...I have never been impressed with cast bullets, but some guys love them.


Yeah... The moose died so I guess all was well but multiple shots in the lungs at under 100yds. Could have covered them all with a spread hand. He just kept going till I got in a high shoulder/spine shot. My partner thought I was missing.


I've seen moose in Alaska do the very same thing with 338 win mags in the lungs. They act like they haven't been shot at all until they final realize they are dead

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#210497 - 04/24/21 12:20 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Vance in AK.]
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In the picture that jamesfromjersey posted with the cape buffalo the shots seem to be just a bit low. I must admit I've never shot one and probably never will, but them just seem a little low.

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#210503 - 04/24/21 01:14 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Mech 8]
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One of the shots was too low for my liking also, but those two shots obviously worked.....and with a traditional, standard bullet......and he went down quickly and was found before the hyenas ate him. 😉
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#210505 - 04/24/21 11:45 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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Gary Reeder stated in his write-up about the hunt that the first shot was low and broke the shoulder and a quick follow-up shot took out both lungs and put it down quickly. He was borrowing another hunters equipment.

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#210507 - 04/25/21 03:50 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: KRal]
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I’m just glad that this place seems to be becoming a more invitingly happy place and less the guarded, egotistical, agenda driven, narrow minded, exclusive place that it was in the past when I joined.

Makes me happy and feel like there could actually be a future.
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#210508 - 04/25/21 03:56 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Zee]
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I agree! This was the BEST site anywhere when it pertained to handgun hunting...hopefully, we're headed back in the right direction now.
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#210509 - 04/25/21 04:53 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
I agree! This was the BEST site anywhere when it pertained to handgun hunting...hopefully, we're headed back in the right direction now.


Yes!!!!!
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#210512 - 04/25/21 01:04 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Vance in AK.]
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It was best back when the average dummy up a holler somewhere told their story of their regular old normal handgun hunt for deer or a ground hog etc etc. plus reported on their guns and loads with thoughts and opinions thrown in.
Too many think they are “professional” or something lol.

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#210516 - 04/25/21 04:32 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Vance in AK.]
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 Originally Posted By: Vance in AK.
Do they still make the 400gr? Speer lists them but I also can't find them.




This is what I have read all over that they don't make them, but as you did, I saw them on their website and ordered some! If you need pictures, I have proof!
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haha

This unfortunately was before the COVID frenzy though, so now I imagine they are out of stock like everything else.

Been a bit since I have posted on here, sounds like lots of drama I wasn't aware of!


Edited by BBwheelgunner (04/25/21 04:32 PM)
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