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J.D. charges too.

On another cull operation we drove into a herd of buff that were all laying down. Suddenly they began popping up all around us. The guys in the back of the truck gave them all they had and when I was sure they were empty, I jumped out of the truck and ran after rapidly retreating herd. Suddenly almost directly in front of me a buff came up--his head thrown away from me, and I distinctly remember seeing his front hooves were off the ground. I threw my left arm up, brought the Super around and double-actioned one into his under jaw and kept running. Later I found the muzzle blast had blown most of the hair off for several inches around the entry. The .320 had exited out the top of his head for a perfect brain shot and I didn't even see him fall. I took quite a ribbing as the man who charges buffalo.

With that group of rifle hunters there was a lot of following up wounded animals. On several occasions I approached wounded animals that really tried to charge but were too far gone to make much of a go of it. The Asian buff is far underrated by the charisma given the Cape Buff. The Asian is much larger and in my opinion may be tougher to put down. Just about any large animal not hit right is hard to put down.

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Author:Jones, J.D.
Publication:American Handgunner
Date:Jul 1, 2009
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