Nilgai Hunt

satx78247

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I think alot of guides/ranches suggest the big boys because a good mount of people cant shoot worth a shit. Maybe putting a .300wm through the guts makes it easier to find the animal instead of something weaker? My buddy is a head guide on a hunting ranch and the stories he tells me are almost unbelievable but he ain't lying.

MTA89,

When I was teaching shooting, I've seen NEWBIES miss, i.e., shoot over, the >8-FOOT-tall berm (behind the target-frames) altogether.

yours, satx
 

baboon

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I think alot of guides/ranches suggest the big boys because a good mount of people cant shoot worth a shit. Maybe putting a .300wm through the guts makes it easier to find the animal instead of something weaker? My buddy is a head guide on a hunting ranch and the stories he tells me are almost unbelievable but he ain't lying.
Every P.H. I ever hunted with either took the time to see if you could shoot or had heard of your shooting abilities from another P.H.! Last one I hunted with decided not to carry his rifle while in Africa. When ask why he didn't carry his rifle his comment was that I could shoot! In reality I mostly wanted to walk & stalk, and he was more use to the shoot from the truck or shoot from a blind hunters. Personally I think he was to lazy to carry his own rifle. He sure did like my binoculars better then his own.
 

Hoji

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I think alot of guides/ranches suggest the big boys because a good mount of people cant shoot worth a shit. Maybe putting a .300wm through the guts makes it easier to find the animal instead of something weaker? My buddy is a head guide on a hunting ranch and the stories he tells me are almost unbelievable but he ain't lying.
I am spoiled in that I hunt almost exclusively with actual shooters.

I have also seen what kind of fuckery takes place when folks who “hunt” once a year and don’t train at all take shots they have no business taking happens.
 

ZX9RCAM

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My dad always brought his .270 along, because it wasn't uncommon for one of the the guests to have borrowed a gun which they had never shot, for the hunt. Often they wouldn't have been sighted in, or been knocked out of sight.
He'd let them use the .270.

ETA: This was for white tail hunts.
 

MTA89

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I am spoiled in that I hunt almost exclusively with actual shooters.

I have also seen what kind of fuckery takes place when folks who “hunt” once a year and don’t train at all take shots they have no business taking happens.
I was shown a video of someone shooting about a foot high over an axis deer at 100 yards. The “hunter” was adamant that 22-250 would be enough gun. If he shoots that bad imagine trying to track a 22 cal gutshot axis

There was another one who has never hunted before and wanted to use a bow. He shows up with the sight not attached
 

GeorgeS

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i use 300gr. Swift A-Frames and Hornady 300gr. solids. More than two dozen African (jackals to Cape buffalo) and Asiatic (chital and nilgai) critters have fallen to my .375H&H rifles and none have exhibited much meat damage at all. Perhaps using a "soft" 270gr. bullet might do so, but not the bullets I use.

Recoil of the .375H&H is a "push" because it has a slow recoil impulse; my .470 Capstick recoils more rapidly.

Your mileage may vary.
 

candcallen

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So, got the rifle and scope in, hopefully, I can get on the range this weekend.,

Thought you might like to see the round itself.

Right to left: 5.56, .308, 6.5CM, .375 Ruger

View attachment 232087
Enough gun.
 

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