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Shotgun question / Cape Buffalo

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by repooc, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. repooc

    repooc Millennium Member

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    I saw part of a show on ESPN sponsored by Kawasaki about hunting Cape Buffalo in Eastern Africa. The two hunters had what looked like double barrel shot guns and the shells looked like the typical bass and lead. The guide had a high power rifle. What the heck kind of rounds were they using in these shotguns?
     
  2. tjpet

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    What you saw was probably a couple pair of double rifles. These are famous for African (or other dangerous game) hunting because they offer two quick shots of big bore rounds. Typical calibers would be the .375 H&H mag., .458 Win. mag., .470 Nitro Express, etc.
     

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    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    What tjpet said.

    Those rifles were probably worth about $10,000, on the low end. Up to $60,000.
     
  4. Craigster

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    I shot one long time ago I think it was a 460? This rich guy going to Africa needed the brass to have re-loaded and didnt want to shoot it himself. Anyway let me tell ya the reason those guys ride in Jeeps alot is because they dont want to carry those things very long.


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