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Cape Buffalo Hunting with a 12 ga.

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That all very good but if the shot is not a good one I don,t want to be the one to try and stop a buff with a 300 win mag. In fact to stop a charge I would want a 416 upwards, prefferably a 500 Jeffrey.

Once the adrenalin is up a Cape Buff can take a hell of a lot of stopping and I doubt you would find a PH who would be happy with you using a 300 Win Mag on one.

However they have even been shot with a 308 before.

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Cape Buffalo Hunting with a 12 ga.

Gentlemen,

I recently had one of my manuscripts published in SCI magazine. It is in the November/December issue. If any of you have an interest in Cape Buffalo hunting you may find it interesting.
Good Hunting,
Fred SPIKE Blevins

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Cape Buffalo Hunting with a 12 ga.

Freddie, I think you ought to be the one who writes about Mr. Prospector after he gets his RECTUM shoved full of 12 gauge slugs and barrel by the Ole Dagga Boy he is gonna try and kill with that rabbit gun he wants to tote in the bush country.

Now one of the first things I ever learned about Cape Buffalo, was from a writer who became a bit of a mentor to me about hunting over on that dark continent way back in the 70's. Oh! By the way Prospector if you don't already have a jar, I will suggest you pick up some Vasoline before the hunt. It won't be near as rough on your inards when that barrel slides its way on up your ARSE Dude. Now of course that Dagga Boy won't know the difference either but it will take the sudden shock out of his horn giving you that big toss about.

I hope your getting my drift on this subject matter, as it sounds to me you been out in the sun to loooong Ole Timer. I don't doubt you got all your screws either, I just don't think you know at this point and time, where they all are located. You best get yourself a nice DGR like a model 70 Winchester in a .458 magnum and your a lot less likely to have that Lower-GI done on your backside by that every so perservering animal known as the Black Death. eye roll Big smile Big smile

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Cape Buffalo Hunting with a 12 ga.

I must say, I don't think I'd ever try hunting M'Bogo with a shotgun, but being new to the forum, I think that it is a perfectly good question for someone to ask if they are not knowledgeable about such matter.

The way the "Quick Sand" addresses Mr AuProspector seems to me ,uncalled for. I can only hope that such rather childish remarks to someone trying to inquire about the use of proper weaponary for hunting cape bullalo, that Mr Quick Sand would not post any further until he matures to a greater degree.

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Give it a try but do me a favor have someone get good video,I love watching good video of idiots getting the sh*t stomped out of em after making idiot decisions while hunting dangerous game.

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RattleSnake-Jake, I bid you good-day and thank you sir for the heads up on the Emily Post section of the forum! However, Mr. Prospector sure ain't no rookie when it comes to knowing the likes of what is acceptable and what is truely Tom Foolery Sprout in hunting Dangerous Game Animals.

Nonetheless I stand by my words of wisdom, as they surely won't hurt near as much, as that big Dagga Boy grabbing one's rectum with the tip of his horn, after those shotgun slugs knock him over and he gets back up for the final round or Toss About.

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Quick Sand, are you so socially inept that you cannot go one single day without posting a rude comment towards someone? You know you could tell the man that he is ill-informed without attacking him, unless of course you are overcompensating.

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Of all the calibers I might think of using to shoot a Buff, the 12 guage isn't on the list. Not with slugs, not with 00 buckshot, not with a giant wad of the mother in law from heck for a projectile.

Could it be done? I am sure that someone somewhere has tried and done it in a magnificently stupid, lucky fashion or failed in a magnificently stupid and inglorious way. Let me put it this way. Want to come up here and hunt coastal brownies with a .38 special? The ideas seem pretty much the same to me.

Be safe, be smart. Pick something appropriate to the task at hand. Ask your PH what they suggest. Use the shot gun for birds or snakes but not for something that can stomp you into hamburger.

Yeah, I'm not much impressed with our buddy quicksand's "help" either. Not very helpful or constructive. Hopefully he was just having a bad day and gets better and more thoughtful.

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I was planing on coming up there to hunt kodiaks with my ruger 10/22 you want to come along and film the hunt for me?lol

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People have killed polar bears with 22's by shooting them through the eye socket or behind the ear, so if you're good enough to shoot with pinpoint accuracy then go for it.

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