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Old 01-29-2008, 07:45 PM
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Default Favorite Bison Cartridge?

Whether you've hunted bison or not, what would you like to take one with? The other day on tv I saw a guy drop one with a .30-30 neck shot. Tell me your top choice, and then what would your top choice be for a 300yd shot to drop one?

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:50 PM
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.340 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:33 PM
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.405 Winchester

Any good buffalo hunter should use a straight wall cartridge.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:32 PM
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Either my 444 Marlin or 338 RUM. but most likely the 444.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:26 PM
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I wacked two behind the ear with a 6.5x55 but that was just an execution. I would like to hunt one with my winchester model 71 open site .348
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:07 AM
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You probably won't need to take a 300 yard shot on a bison, but if I were going to I would want at least a .338 Winchester Mag; and I'd rather have an even bigger .338-.375 magnum.Anddon't try neck shots at 300 yards.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:26 AM
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Default RE: Favorite Bison Cartridge?

I would probably use a .338 win. mag. I have heard of them being killed with .204 rugers to the neck but I am not a fan of the neck shot. Bison are tough but not that tough. If a cape buffalo can be killed with a .338 and American Bison doesn't stand a chance.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:31 AM
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...thats what I use, a 45-60. 213 yards, the best shot I ever made and
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:02 AM
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45-70, I'm a nostalgic guy when it comes to hunting bison, Id like to do it old school. I wouldn't shoot at one out past the effective range of my 45-70, but for arguments sake Id use my 30-06 loaded with 200gr Barnes TSXs.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:52 PM
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444 Marlin... Since I already got one..
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