Buffalo 2012

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Bill Broam
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Buffalo 2012

Post by Bill Broam » Fri May 24, 2013 10:50 pm

Good evening, this is a picture of a Bull I got Nov 23. 2012. 2 yrs old on the Shoshone bannock Reservation by Pocatello idaho.
I used My Shiloh 45/70 with 70 grains of 2 F Goex, starline brass, Magnum primer and cast 525 grain bullet with home made lube.

My first shot was about 150 yards and I hit him about 1/2 inch above the heart and broke the leg, chased him about a mile before it was finished.
A friend of mine also got a nice 2 year old bull on the same trip. We had been talking about this for about 10 years before we got to go. It was alot of fun and pretty reasonable.I will be going back again in about 2 years. That is why i am having the 50/90 built. That and a canadian Moose. Bill
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by WHO CARES » Fri May 31, 2013 1:00 pm

Very nice - I've done it once my self and am itching for another trip.
Next one will be strictly a meat hunt - that's good eats!
ward
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by 77 sharps » Fri May 31, 2013 3:37 pm

Looks like some excellent eating. How much freezer space does a 2 1/2 year ols bull take up? I'm hoping to take one this November with my .45 2 7/8".

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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by rdnck » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 pm

About 19 to 21 cubic feet will put you in the ballpark. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by 77 sharps » Fri May 31, 2013 11:19 pm

Thank you rdnck

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Bill Broam
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by Bill Broam » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:13 pm

Mike my freezer is 20 cu ft. It fills up all but about 18 inchs on one end. You will have fun and it is good eas. I prefer it to beef myself.
AndI raise my own cows.BIll

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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by Denali » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Nice work Bill! Congratulations.

My buddie and I got ours about a week earlier in Montana. Meat bulls of course.

Delicious!

Mike

Klaus
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by Klaus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:31 am

Hi Bill,

congratulation from Germany :D
nice picture on historical hunting ground....
was your first hit a clean pass through shot at that given distance

regards

Klaus

Bill Broam
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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by Bill Broam » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:02 pm

Klaus, no I broke his shoulder with the first shot and the bullet stopped nder the off side.I was surprised I figured the 500 grainer would go clear through. At least with what i had read. But I guess each animal is different and react differently. Have hunted for 40 years and these animals are the toughest so far.

Elk are tough but not like these critters. have a good day. Bill

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Re: Buffalo 2012

Post by jdb3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:36 pm

Bill, the 50-90 kills moose with aplomb! I've never seen one drop as fast as the 50 2 1/2 puts them down. Enjoy your hunt and I hope you are as successful as your bison hunt. Jim

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