In just a couple of days we’ll be off to the Northern Territory of Australia on a buffalo-culling operation. We’ll be hunting with Simon & Elspeth Kyle-Little (www.australianbiggamesafaris.com) on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
I’ll be shooting my Ruger #1, in .375 H&H, with a Leupold 1.5×5 scope. Il Ling will be shooting her brand new CZ 550, also in .375 H&H. Thanks to our friend Jason Morton, at CZ USA, for getting that rifle out to her so quickly (www.cz-usa.com).
We’ll both be shooting a new Barnes 350 gr. TSX bullet for the .375. The bullets are loaded over a suitable load of Ramshot’s Big Game powder, pushing them at a bit over 2300fps. This new bullet and load are surprisingly accurate and has produced ¾” groups in both of your rifles. Jessica Brooks tells me that Barnes will put the new 350 TSX and a 350 gr. banded solid in their 2010 Barnes Bullets catalog (www.barnesbullets.com).
Anyway, we are really excited about this hunt. We’ll have some good friends along to share camp with and it should be all-around great fun. I’ll be writing the hunt up for American Hunter magazine. And, of course, will have a full report, with photos, for my web site when I get back.
See ya down the road….