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Old 03-06-2012, 08:10 PM
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What is a good projectile for shooting thar

Hi,

I don't know if there is any Thar hunters out there but I just wanted to know what good projectile would be. I have been using 139 grain 7mm08 hornady ballistic tips to shoot kangaroos and when I shot a big buck roo in the shoulder I expected a big exit hole but there was none. I'm going to south Westland in new Zealand thar hunting in April and I wonder if this projectile will be good enough for a tuff old bull thar
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

Anything that would kill a Billygoat should wipe out a thar!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

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Anything that would kill a Billygoat should wipe out a thar!!
I second that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

You should also check with your outfitter and find out what distances and conditions they're shooting in.

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

now im new to all this but from what i understand... if you were using the sst and the shot was close. that maybe what you would expect. im using the sst, and from what i understand is they need to loose speed to work better.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:43 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

139 sst should work, the other option is a 140 accubond. Bull tahr are a bit tougher than a billy goat and can take a bit of putting down.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: What is a good projectile for shooting thar

I would try the 139 gr GMX. So far it has done well in my 270 with little change to the load form a SST.
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