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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Head shots on buffalo?

    A buffalo's skull is huge and unless you actually hit a horn, in which case you have a more serious problem than taxidermy woes, head shots do not do enough damage to ruin the trophy. I have brain shot a buffalo and have seen quite a few skulls of brain shot buffalo and the damage was not enough to ruin the trophy.

    The main problem with head shots is that it is very easy to wound.

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    Default Re: Head shots on buffalo?

    Linked to this, what do the trails guide learn when they do advanced rifle handling course to stop charges? Headshots as well?

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    Default Re: Head shots on buffalo?

    AL, with ARH, exersizes 2 - 4 are on the FGASA 'static.' (ie. bulls-eye) targets where brain and brain case hits count. On ex 5 & 6, which can be buff, lion or hippo targets, only brain shots count.

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    Default Re: Head shots on buffalo?

    .Sorry double post

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    Default Re: Head shots on buffalo?

    Quote Originally Posted by TStone View Post
    It is a very sad sound. Both blue- and black wildebeest also, occasionally, bellow when giving up the ghost.
    I slaughtered a huge Brahman bull a while back, when shooting it with a .22 LR Gevarm E1 , it fell down, rolled on it`s side a let out a death bellow exactly as some buffaloed do when they die of a rifle shot...it really was extremely strange to hear this sound from cattle like Brahman bull...I have slaughter a lot of cattle for meat processing the past ten years and this was the first time ever I heard a death bellow from cattle...

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