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Buffalo charge #14323394 11/29/19
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CMS safaris, Kazuma, Len Taylor PH, Carl Fredrick Nagel and a friend

Just back from a elephant hunt in Kazuma. I was to hunt with Buzz but a few weeks prior he snapped his achilles tendon. Buzz sent Len Taylor. Len whom I have not hunted with before turned out to be both a gentleman and also a very good elephant hunter. This hunt was for a big elephant bull in the 60 pound plus range but failed due to early rains in Botswana. The first 3 days we saw several big bulls in the 45-50 pound range and everything was looking good, but then it rained in Botswana and within 2 days all bulls were gone.
My friend came along for buffalo. One day we tracked an old dagga boy. Firstly the track led though thick gusu jess. then the track took us out in an large open plain. Here we found him sleeping. Len made a buffalo distress sound and the old bull got up. My friend shoot him 4 times with a 416 RM all hitting in the heart lung area. I thought the hunt was over but in an instant it turned out a life or death situation. The bull charged head on. Len shoot a 458 lott in it chest and I followed with a 500 NE also in the chest. This only made the bull kick out but did not slow it down. The last shoot on the video is actually two as Len and I shoot at the exact same time. Both of us hitting in the right eye. The bull went down 9 m from us.
Hope you enjoy the video.

https://youtu.be/sC5uGRNcQi8

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Big guns feel like peashooters when the black locomotive is coming at you. Thanks for posting.


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Someone needs to learn how to operate a bolt. No short stroking and don't take it down from your shoulder. But maybe some "buck fever" there.


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I think that he was taking the gun down from his shoulder because he expected the bull to drop....maybe. Correct in saying that follow through was not there, but the circumstances were anything but normal.

Hard to believe how much lead that bull took. Would have been interesting to see the hits on the dead animal after seeing a video like this.

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Hind sight is wonderful...


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Originally Posted by keith
" ... Hard to believe how much lead that bull took. Would have been interesting to see the hits on the dead animal after seeing a video like this.


Yes, I was wondering how many bullets struck the bull and where.

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thanks for posting, that was a close one. cool heads and hands there at the end

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how does someone stand there and film that?

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Originally Posted by blairvt
how does someone stand there and film that?


You stay behind the guys with the guns.



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neat video thanks for posting,good shootin !


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Hind sight is always the best but before you get to that you should practice with your gun so that not taking it off the shoulder is muscle memory. At least I'd hope for that.

ITs right though, even if you wait and take the very perfect shot, sometimes you have to shoot again and the more adrenalin the harder to put down any animal becomes.

Its good he was not charging fast at least.


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Outstanding footage !!
What bullets were being used?

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Originally Posted by ldmay375
Outstanding footage !!
What bullets were being used?



120 grain ttsx out of a creedmoor.


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Originally Posted by Crockettnj
Originally Posted by ldmay375
Outstanding footage !!
What bullets were being used?



120 grain ttsx out of a creedmoor.



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That animal took a hell of a lot of killing.

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i rewatched this video that old big black bull sure was hard to kill, nice to have a 458 Lott and a 500 NE for back-ups ! and again thanks for posting this neat video! when i win the lottery i plan on going. thanks again , Pete53


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That big bastard wasn’t in a hurry to give up the ghost!

Did your friend carry extra cartridges? Imagine I’d feel a bit odd standing there with any empty gun after putting 4 in its chest and it still coming. eek



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Nice, when the old boy identified his tormenters he was willing to give it back, hell of a courageous old warrior, well done.


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Originally Posted by Crockettnj
Originally Posted by ldmay375
Outstanding footage !!
What bullets were being used?



120 grain ttsx out of a creedmoor.


Ok I laughed!! Quote of the day!

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