Ever wonder what good cape buffalo shot placement looks like? You came to the right place.
Cape Buffalo are incredibly large and tough animals with a well deserved reputation for being very dangerous when wounded. For this reason, proper shot placement is extremely important when hunting buffalo.
The hunter in this video demonstrates excellent Cape Buffalo shot placement and hits this big bull squarely in the vitals. If you look closely, you can even catch a glimpse of the bullet as it flies through the air before striking the buffalo on the shoulder.
Watch how the buffalo reacts to the shot by taking a “bunny-hop.” That is an indication of a heart shot buffalo. Seeing that will make any Professional Hunter very happy because even though the buffalo runs off, it is obviously very seriously injured.
The photo below is what that buffalo’s heart looked like. The hunter was shooting 300 grain Winchester solids from a .375 H&H and, as you can see, that bullet really did a number on the buffalo’s heart. Not surprisingly, that buffalo did not run very far at all after taking a hit like that.
This is the sort of Cape Buffalo shot placement that all hunters should strive for. Not only does good shot placement result in a relatively quick and ethical kill and minimize suffering for the buffalo, but it also makes the hunt much safer for everyone involved by minimizing the chances of a buffalo charge.
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