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Choice of rifle was perfect for the aoudad hunt

 
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:19 PM
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Choice of rifle was perfect for the aoudad hunt

To say that I am happy would be an under statement. Here is a pic of my aoudad that I shot this past Sunday south of Balmorhea Tx on the McKnight ranch (FREE RANGE NO FENCES). The 300 ultra worked flawlessly with 180gr Nosler BT at 270 yards off my stoney point shooting sticks. Bases of 15" and horn length of 32 3/4" - 33". Truely a very special hunt and animal for me. I hope you enjoy.


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Old 03-23-2006, 04:50 PM
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Re: Choice of rifle was perfect for the aoudad hunt

Nice animal, that hunt looks like a lot of fun. Congradulations!

Carl

P.S. I now have some rifle pics to send you sometime
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:51 PM
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Beautiful animal!!!

Those RUMs do take care of business.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:26 AM
 
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Congratulations. Beautiful Aoudad. How are you planning on getting it mounted? I think they look the best with the front half mounted.

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:06 PM
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Congratulations. Beautiful Aoudad. How are you planning on getting it mounted? I think they look the best with the front half mounted.

Gene Cole III

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Part of my problem is that most of the 1/2 mounts are without any head turn? Suggestions?
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:50 PM
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Re: Choice of rifle was perfect for the aoudad hunt

Nice Barbary, his horns are almost grown to toutch in the middle.
Most decent Taxidermists can easily put a slight turn on a form.
However most good ones can alter a form to whatever you want. I know one guy that could probably make your sheep courtsey if you wanted.
I'd say call your taxidermist and talk to him about turning the head for you.
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:17 PM
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Re: Choice of rifle was perfect for the aoudad hunt

huntem,

Congratulations on your Aoudad. I agree, the RUM's are hammers. (I have a 338 RUM).
As for a mount, most good taxidermist can modify a form to give the desired pose. Talk to a few so you can get a good idea of your options.


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