Ok Number one this topic was discussed LONG ago so you must be wanting to start a lil fight... Been on the sauce a little tonight?? What you saw on the Pic I posted was in fact a phillipino water buff which in fact is LARGER on average than a Cape!! As MAC said!!! If you actually READ this entire post your ignorant self would have seen this!!! The Philli Buff isnt known for the out and out right MEANESS of a cape but its size and general body toughness are around the same AS OTHERS HAVE SAID HERE... Read before you post and stop trying to pick there lil one... I already admitted LONG ago that I was understandable mistaken on the type of buff it was and on the post that all that started with between you and I on the hog forum!! Learn to read!!... But the fact still remains that its still a VERY tough hided and densly boned creature JUST LIKE THE CAPE with an ,on average, LARGER body size... So now lil one... Tell me that a .444 wont bring down a biggun?? The Pic I posted BTW is JUST the Head and cape to the top of the shoulders... Want to start a fight lil one you best pick on someone that dont fire back!!! Mac and I have BOTH apologized to each other for the mistake and HE is the one that showed me what type of Buff in actuallity it was... Learn to read before you POST!!! LMAO at someone trying to say a 1582 pound animal was a sickly yearling... Im laughing HARD now!!!
Man, for someone that's so sure of himself and his positions, you sure do go out of your way to try and prove to everybody else that your not full of crud. Even resorting to childish little outbursts such as calling me a little one. Does that make you feel good inside Mr. 69?
That guppy of a buff weighs 1,500 lbs my arse. Just b/c the species can weigh that much, that doesn't mean that that in bred crack baby of a buff you shot weighs anymore than a Shetland pony. I did READ your post Forest, I just think your scale was a couple of hundred pounds off. That weight is just as believable as your prior statement that it was a cape buff... you remember calling me an idiot when I called you out on that, don't you? How did that make you feel getting caught in your own delusions of grandeur partner?
Of course you can hunt anything you want with your .444 marlin, but I'll tell you now as I have before, it will not bring down anything on earth with one shot to the lungs, as you've specifically stated. No ph uses a .444 marlin in Africa, and I'd be surprised to hear others using it on DG, particularly cape buff.
Of course, almost anything the size of a .25 cal or more with solid bullets and sufficient velocity can kill even ele with a flawless brain shot. However, folks in the know (you Mr. 69 are certainly not in the know) no longer use pudknocker rifles like your 444 because, unlike that grunt that you shot, cape buff and ele have a tendency to get pissed when they aren't shot properly. Bigger is better for DG, and a .444 isn't big enough.