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North american Bison (buffalo) with a 30-06

Anyone hunted this huge game with a 30-06.
Can you tell me what you think of it.
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I know of a number of hunters

I know of a number of hunters that have taken bison with a .30-06.  It may be over 100 years old but that old cartrige is still going strong and I believe that the only one that has outsold it is the old .30-30

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so you would go with it or a

so you would go with it or a 300 or 338 mag

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If a .30-06 is what you have

If a .30-06 is what you have available then by all means use it. It has more than enough power to take down a bison and a lot of other animals.

I just said in your other post that I like the 340 Weatherby but it is over gunned for a lot of the North American animals but so can be said of just about all the magnums out there. I also have a 30-06 that I used to take a lot of animals with. Mostly deer and elk and I never had a problem with it when I did my part on the shooting end of it.

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Thanks you very much.

Thanks you very much.

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i shot a huge buffalo bull

i shot a huge buffalo bull with my .30-06. the first shot was thru and thru between two ribs on both sides, but got the lungs. the second shot may have missed but he only ran about 40 yards before going down. he weighed close to a ton. i shot a cow (meat hunt) with the .300 magnum. i actually saw it lift her up, thru the scope, off the ground at 90 yards. she only weighed in about 600 pounds. so yes, i would use my .30-06 again.

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yep

30-06 should be plenty of gun if you pick your shots - don't angle for a heart shot from behind....

But I would have to use a 45-70, or 45-90.... Maybe even a flintlock and round ball...........

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