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Bison (buffalo) with a 30-06

Old 11-15-2012, 12:15 PM
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Default Bison (buffalo) with a 30-06

Anyone hunted a bison with a 30-06?
Can you tell me what you think of this caliber for this pretty big game.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:48 PM
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I have a friend who did this because his .45-70 was off at the gunsmith. He shot the buffalo five times before it succumbed, thinking he had kept missing. This shocked him because he is a decent rifleman, and the range wasn't more than 250 yards. Anyway, when he went to dress the animal out, he found five .30-06 bullets in the HEART.

That said, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:59 PM
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All five rounds stopped exactly in the heart?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyD
All five rounds stopped exactly in the heart?
Yes, exactly. He is a good rifleman, plus a buffalo heart is rather large.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mac266
Yes, exactly. He is a good rifleman, plus a buffalo heart is rather large.
BULLcough cough......BULLcough!!!!!!!! if what U say is true the animalwas dead on it's feet just waitng to topple over!!!
You obviously don't know what the heck you are talking about, there just ain't that much difference between the 30.06 an the 45.70 .......really ?? REALLY thats yer opinion???? go do yer home work and come back and tell us the difference!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:28 PM
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I've never hunted Bison. I wouldn't mind. But, the option hasn't presented itself.

For mac266. I guess your friend should have been more patient. Nice shooting though!

For the OP. These guys know a thing or two about bison.
http://www.thbison.com/faq.shtml#aim

Good hunting!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:35 PM
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Either a 45-70 for close up, or a 338 or 375 from further away.

Bison are really hard to kill. Even harder than a brown bear.

Amazing that the Native Americans did it with only a 35 lb bow. But they had to shoot them several times with arrows and then the bison had to bleed out.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:52 PM
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they have to bleedout no matter what it seems like!!! Then they make the statment that the 45.70 is the cartrige that has killed more bison than any other, and they are right!! a buffalo hunter would go out and just start shooting animals mostly lung shots as he did really not want them to go down instantly,wanted them to just kinda lay down if possible!!! he woould kill as many of them as he could be fore they spooked!! sometimes kill 30, 40 , 50 or more before they ran off!! they should not be refered to as hunters but as killers as that is all they did!! ate the backstarp out of maybe one or two and left the rest to rot!!!!!! yep that was hunting!!!!! so of course the 45.70 killed more animals than any other!!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:56 PM
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Bleeding out gives you better tasting meat anyway.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:59 PM
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U R right on that point that is why they stun in most slaughter houses hang and bleed!!!!
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