Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


How Aussies Do It Down Under Again !

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-15-2007, 08:14 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 912
How Aussies Do It Down Under Again !

Just thought I'd try and get the thread back on track here.

These pictures are of sambar deer that I have recently harvested in my home state of Victoria Australia.

Sambar are generally hunted in one of two ways. Stalked , where the animal is tracked and trailed by scent trailing hounds.

In recent time a group of hardcore sambar hunters have been employing the static ambush, where a glassing shooting position is located and an often long shot taken. I have been employing a fairly std rig, 300 weatherby mag, 4.5-14 Leu, 168 grn txs combo. I have used this round successfully out to 500 yards

This stag was taken recently after several weeks of hunting.
Just before dark he stepped out on a clearing that put him at a range of 411 m. I snuck up the him and found a spot on the slope where I could fire prone. At the shot he showed no sign of being hit and trotted 50m closer. Thinking he wasn't hit I reloaded and was about to fire again when he fell over. It was a good start for the new rifle.

Several weeks later in a similar situation this stag presented a shot at 448 m . I readied myself for the shot and when he fed broadside I fired. At the impact he reared up on his back legs and crashed into the riverside scrub. With little light remaining I found him only 50m in the next morning laying on the edge of the river.

The above stag was harvested on some farm finge country recently. After spotting the stag ina group of 7 deer I managed to cut the distance down to 378m and layed the bipod out. At the shot he got knocked down but immediately was back on his feet and into the thick nearby tea tree. To cut the story short I recovered him 2 days later, after having struck him too far back at a quartering on angle. A huge stag in the body. Thanks to my team of 5 friends who put a whole morning in to find him.

These other 2 pics are of a hunt where I packed in overnight with a good friend to a isolated spot for a couple of days. This stag again fed out with 2 hinds just before dark, and presented at 175 m. Witha severly down hill shot I waited until he fed out of some light bush and struck him foward of the right front shoulder, quartering on. At the impact he dashed directly at me and veered to my left, out of sight. same story again, wait till morning and follow up. He only made it 50 m. The TSX had done immense damage and he was never in doubt

After developing a taste for this type of hunting I recently ordered a super 338 from a well known gunsmith. Now they are in trouble !!
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Reply With Quote

Unread 07-16-2007, 09:42 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 318
Those are some great looking animals. I bet they eat well too.
Founding member of the 7MM STW Club
Member Texas Cull Hunters Association
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-17-2007, 04:45 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nevada
Posts: 2,782

Beautiful Animals, I wish I'd ever get to hunt them! ;)
Good Shooting!

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!

---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-17-2007, 06:13 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 177
Top stuff Simon.

I also hunt Sambar (stalking) and have thought of taking the next step into shooting them at long range.

You would be having a field day with lots of the faces exposed due to the recent fires but by the looks of your photos your a fair ways away from that area.

Anyway keep it up.
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-18-2007, 01:23 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 12
I'm speehless more fine Sambar stags,thanks for sharing your photos.

If you copy and paste the IMG code from your photos should come up.
Reply With Quote
Unread 07-20-2007, 06:50 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 912
Thanks for the kind words boys !

Thanks to Eaglet for posting my pics ! Really appreciate it mate !

I'll get it right sooner or later.

Happy hunting
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: How Aussies Do It Down Under Again !
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale- DE 338 EDGE (sorry Aussies and Kiwis only ) Down Under Hunter Guns For Sale 10 11-08-2008 01:33 AM
Aussies Have The Edge ! Down Under Hunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 8 12-09-2007 08:09 PM
HOW AUSSIES DO IT DOWN UNDER. Down Under Hunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 7 07-15-2007 06:41 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC