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Although I promised the moderator and myself that I wouldn't give you the satisfaction of responding to your threads, I will let "inquiring minds know". I'd forgotten that I had to proove myself to you Mr. Boddington... what makes your credentials believable? Oh yeah, I'm on the spot here, and we'll forget about questioning any of your, more than likely, fallacious claims.

What I said, to clarify to these "inquiring minds"... I am definitely not an expert on Africa. I went to Tanzania, selous reserve, when I was a child (15). I already mentioned that I used a 416 that I still own to this day. I went with my pops and a couple others. I shot at 2 buffs, and both were declared mine, whether or not they were actually shot by the PH is another matter, but I was proud at the time. Although not an expert, I do own several big bores and large medium bore caqlibers that I frequently shoot and hunt with. Yes, I have shot a white tail with a 416 rigby. I trade rifles frequently , so my stock changes. I currently own and reload for 416 remington (remington 700 that I cut two inches off the barrel for weight), 470 merkel nitro express SXS, SXS 9.3X74R chapuis double (used on a white tail and several feral hogs although it's considered a medium bore, a 416 rigby c z (just bought used), a 375 ruger (I use federal 265's factory loads b/c they aint that expensive and I hand load for a lot of other cals), and a 45/70 (not really a DG rifle, but I can load it nearly to the point of equaling 458 wm factory loads).
I also own a 338 win mag, 338 federal, 35 whelen, 338-06, 358 win BLR, 7-08, a few others I can't think of now, and three shot guns. If you want a picture of my safe, you tell me how, and I'll post on another thread.... not bragging, just proving myself, once again, to captain kidd here.

The 416 remington I used when I was younger was a cannon at the time, but I shoot big bore so regularly at the ranch and range, that it doesn't bother me now. It also had a muzzle break on it at the time. I have the ability to go hog hunting etc. at my convenience, and I do. I hunt elk, as you obviously can't contend, white tail, mule deer on the JA in the Palo Duro Canyon, ahdad sheep (spelling?) in the canyon, and any other critter that can be found in either colorado or the Texas panhandle. Oh yeah, I also shot and killed an american bison with a 257 savage. It was on the JA ranch and was a member of the last free ranging herd in the country. Parks and Wildlife darted and shipped them all off. I can give you evidence of this and the story etc. if you need it as well little 170 fella.

That's all I got. I aint no expert on Africa, although I've been and don't remember much as I was only 15. I am , however, knowledgeable on big bores, medium bores, reloading, and hunting an assortment of N. American game. I'm no expert on anything. You've got me in that I haven't shot a grizzly, although I have been to Alaska to fish. In conclusion, I'm done with you little man.

To "inquiring minds" if anyone has any interest in anything on the buffalo story (quite cool actually) pics of my guns that aren't at the smith's etc., don't hesitate to ask. I will not, however, respond to this guy again. Evidence will only be given to those that are interested, not those those that are picking fights. Please quit dragging this out 170whatever! I will post and reply at my will, not yours.

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Please don't get condescending and mean because I caught you in a lie.

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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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The story on the buffalo transfer can be read at http://lubbockonline.com/news/040497/stateto.htm

Pretty interesting. I watched these guys dart these buffalo and drag them into cattle and horse trailers using our horses. They hauled them off to a few locations. The Parks guys actually killed several of the buffalo during the process because as you can imagine, they weren't too cooperative. Along with the buff I shot, which was several months prior to this fiasco, we also slaughtered a beefalo (regular ole cow that got knocked up by a bison and produced offspring). The reason we wanted them shipped off was that they went through barbed wire fences like they weren't there, and they kept interbreeding with the cows. Anyways, an interesting fyi story. If anyone is interested in pics etc., I'm out of town for a week, and will post some when I return, if I can figure it out.

And a shout out to my bro 170man... via con dios Shame on You! neener!

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Topic moved, should have been in the elk forum from the start.

I don't want to read anymore chest pounding. If there is nothing more to say in relation to 7mm-08 and elk, then drop it please. If this continues, I'll simply trim back to where this thread went off track and lock it.

Thank you.

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Here, here. I'm finished, and my apologies.

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I was asked to help a friend a few years ago when he found himself guiding four women hunters on a late season elk hunt in AZ. I did not know what to expect but agreed to give him a hand. On the second day I was hunting with a member of the party hiking up an old logging road. A few cows crossed the road a couple hundred yards out in front of us. Then stepped out a 5x5 young bull. Without hesitation, this gal stepped up off hand and dropped him at 216 yds. She hit him so hard that he flipped up with all four legs facing us in the air and then hit the road in a cloud of dust. She was hunting with a 7mm-08 with round nosed bullets. Ever since that day the 7mm-08 and women hunters have had my respect! Don't under estimate what this round can do with the right load. By the way, when I asked her where she learned to shoot like that she replied, "The Army."

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The 7-08 really is a versatile round with ample power for anything in the lower forty eight, as your story demontrates. It's an effecient round with a fairly flat trajectory, and most importantly to me, it's not so fast that it wastes meat on smaller animals.