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Archeryresearchshooter 08-01-2004 09:07 PM

buffalo hunt
hey guys im 14, and in january im goin on a buffalo hunt by missoula montana. And i was wondering what do you suggest. a 358. norma mag or a 375 h*h mag. I am about five one and a about a hundred and twenty lbs. but those are the only two guns i have to use.

j3k2c1 08-01-2004 09:12 PM

RE: buffalo hunt
I would feel comfortable shooting a .308 for bison. Remember it is all about shot placement. From the sounds of it, you are going to take quite a thrashing from a .358 or a .375 H&H Mag.

ELKampMaster 08-01-2004 10:16 PM

RE: buffalo hunt
If that is what you've got and you can handle them, then I suppose either will work.

Seems like odd "only ones available" calibers for a 14 year old to be limited to. Usually such rifles are added to an existing rack of rifles as the rack reaches "maturity".


handloader1 08-02-2004 12:02 AM

RE: buffalo hunt
Either rifle will do the job; you have to determine which rifle you can shoot best. Good luck on your Bison hunt.

bowhuntt 08-02-2004 10:28 AM

RE: buffalo hunt
when i was 14 i got to go to africa and i shot a .375 for my rifle and i shot an elephant with it. i was a good bit bigger than you but for buffulo i say shoot which ever is comfortable

Wolf killer 08-02-2004 10:35 AM

RE: buffalo hunt
Use your bow with cut on contact broadheads. The Bison you are going to hunt are tame. Ask them if they charge extra if you pet the bison before you shoot it?
If you use a rifle? Anything chambered in 270-winchester or larger will work just fine. Your shots will be at close range.

Archeryresearchshooter 08-02-2004 07:19 PM

RE: buffalo hunt
Wolf killer that is not good advice. Have you ever hunted there? It is an 11 thousand acre ranch

Archeryresearchshooter 08-02-2004 07:21 PM

RE: buffalo hunt
ElkampMaster actually im not limited i also have a 308. 270. and 2 30-06 so im not limited i just thought shootin a huge gun would be fun.

j3k2c1 08-02-2004 09:42 PM

RE: buffalo hunt
Well I guess if you call getting your shoulder dislocated fun then...;) I would go with your .308 JMO...

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