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7mm remington mag. bullet choice for kudu???

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Unread 10-25-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: 7mm remington mag. bullet choice for kudu???

Been 2 times to Africa. Killed a Kudu each trip. They are close to the size of an elk. Like a big cow or a big bodied 5 pt. Not as large as a really big bull elk....usually. Vitals tend to sit a little further forward than an elk. Go to Africa Hunting.com and look at the shot placement diagrams. The Accubond is a good choice as is the Barnes TTSX. In much of Africa there are not a lot of long range shooting opportunities. Most of the kudu are killed at less than 2oo yards so the lower BC on the TTSX is fine. The MRX would also be a good choice. The Burger may open up a bit fast for me to use it. If I used the Burger I'd want a broadside soft tissue hit. In Africa your PH is usually going to want you to shoot them on the shoulder. North Forks also have a good reputation and make a 160 and 175 grain in the 7mm. Any good bonded bullet should work well. If you have more questions feel free to PM me. Bruce
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Unread 10-25-2013, 05:01 PM
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Re: 7mm remington mag. bullet choice for kudu???

I would say a 160-grain Barnes, Nosler Partition or Accubond. I would stay away from Bergers if it was me. The 175 is also good, but if you run the numbers, the 160 will do everything the 175 will.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:01 PM
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Re: 7mm remington mag. bullet choice for kudu???

I went to South Africa with my dad last year. Most PH's are big fans of the Barnes TSX. But also like the accubond. I guess the Accubond would probably be a more versatile choice because of the higher BC if a longer shot presented itself.

We were using 30.06 and the kudu maybe ran 15 yards and expired
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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:07 AM
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Re: 7mm remington mag. bullet choice for kudu???

I would try both the hornady Interbond 154gr or nosler accubond 160gr. Try working up loads with each and see what shoots best for you.

The Greater Kudu can get up to 600lbs and the lesser 220lbs and while they are thin skinned they are not known for being easy to kill so a good bonded bullet is definitely the way to go.

Talk with your PH to find out which species you will be hunting and factor that into your bullet selection as well.
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