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Bison Hunting Rifle?

What do you guys think I should use to take down a bison? I have a .270, but I don't think that's enough gun. Maybe a 300 or a 308? Planning on hunting one in the spring in Texas.

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308 is about the same as a 270. you want something that shoots a big heavy peace of lead. 300 mag or 375 h&h would be a better choice. it all depends on the range you want to shoot and hot good of a shot you hit him with.

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agreed same gun you would hunt a moose with they are about the same size a .300 or even a 45/70 at closer ranges

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A 30-06 will do it if your shot placement is right and you use a heavy load.
Has to be a neck shot or heart/lung...not the head...there sculls are like a chunk of concrete. I prefere neck shots.

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I would use my .45-70 Browning 1885 but thats just me.

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Those would do it for sure.

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that .50bmg would do it lol but ne good load with a HEAVY well constructed bullet will take it down with the right shot i would go heart and lung on it neck is to risky on something that big just my .02 but fyi i used to shoot a 6.5x55 swedish mauser for deer and i know they shoot moose with them in europe with a heavy bullet and they seem to work quite well for them

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Thanks guys. I'll probably look into the 45-70 or the 300 win mag

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