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    Default Re: Why no 338 win mag for buff but 93x62??

    Nothing wrong with a 338 for Buffalo. Most probably perception or experience from the farmer with a hunter with a 338 and some sort of "ballistic tip / soft target" projectiles that broke into pieces and wounded a kudu or eland or the like. So now the farmer dislikes the caliber and it is his farm and his buffalo, so he has the choice. Correct or not, if that is his perception or experience, it is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adoons View Post
    Nothing wrong with a 338 for Buffalo. Most probably perception or experience from the farmer with a hunter with a 338 and some sort of "ballistic tip / soft target" projectiles that broke into pieces and wounded a kudu or eland or the like. So now the farmer dislikes the caliber and it is his farm and his buffalo, so he has the choice. Correct or not, if that is his perception or experience, it is what it is.
    Erm no...farmers do not write the regulations in the countries where buffaloes are hunted. That would be the authorities who set the rules,usually at 375 minimum.

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    Default Re: Why no 338 win mag for buff but 93x62??

    Minimum caliber wrt Big Game was drawn up a while back. As mentioned quality bullets were not the norm and the 338 with cup and core bullets at high velocities were not reliable. Winchester silver tips seemed to have quite a bad reputation. People seemed to push velocities on the magnum cartridges as well back in the day...Magnum fever and all that.

    Anyway we need minimums to keep stupid people of which there are many off from getting hurt and more importantly not wounding tough old narly critters on a regular bases.

    Regulation is an unfortunate way of life for us folk living in today's age. There pretty much isn't much left that ain't regulated. There will always be a need for it but in reality it has gotten rather silly.

    That said I love my 338 with 300 grain pills.

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