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Nope, not me, and not in a Handi, but in a Handi caliber...the caliber effectiveness is what's interesting...if it will perform like this on a 500lb blue wildebeast, what would it do to a 200-300lb hog with a premium bullet!!! :wink:

http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=7839

I have shot two before with a .375 (Nosler Partition at 2 250fps) and the effect that I got wasn't nearly as spectacular as with the Marlin.

On the bullet striking (the PH reckons he could see a white puff of dust on impact - something he's never seen before), the bull fell flat on it's side like a silhouette target. The PH used a descriptive four-letter word in amazement - and he is not a cursing man (the other two that I've taken with the .375 merely gave a little jump and ran headlong in front of the herd - they only slowed down after about 200 yards - we had to track them on the blood trail).

After doing a complete roll, it stood up and slowly ran away from us - I didn't want to waste meat and shoot a follow-up Texas style. But that wasn't necessary. It went 15 paces and fell down, rolling unto it's back and giving a final bellow. The shot went high through the lungs and broke both the shoulder bones. Absolutely amazing stuff - given my prior experiences. Only problem is that I know need to find another job for my .375...

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ever read the stories on garrett cartridges site about the 45/70
in which Vincent Lupo's african safaris?
got some good stuff on the old girl.
 

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