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611 yd 34" NM Oryx

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Unread 07-26-2009, 06:19 PM
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Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

Good shooting. They are beautiful antelope, and they taste pretty good too.

I harvested two on a depredation (cull) hunt in So. Africa in 2007 using a .270 Win. and Nosler 150gr Partitions, but not at 611yrds...more like 211 yrds.

In So. Africa they are called "gemsbok," and you're right, they are tough animals.
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    Unread 07-26-2009, 06:28 PM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

    Nice rifle, nice buck, sure will do a nice mount.
    Also in the list of the animals to hunt
    Thanks for sharing!!!
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    Unread 07-27-2009, 10:51 AM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

    Congrats on the oryx! Great write up to, thanks for the details on the rifle too.
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    Unread 07-29-2009, 02:22 PM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

    Originally Posted by Autorotate View Post

    I was successful in drawing a NM Oryx depredation hunt that is held on Fort Bliss/WSMR.
    You've got so many of these things running around that there's a special hunt?

    Nice shootin', nice rig.
    I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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    Unread 07-29-2009, 04:39 PM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

    Congrats on the great Trophy!
    I'd Rather Make a Slow Hit Than a Fast Miss!

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    Unread 08-06-2009, 07:22 AM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx

    Great write up and pics! That's one of the longest shots taken on an oryx that I"ve heard of. Maybe I missed it, but did he drop in his tracks.

    My first oryx was also a 34" bull. Since than I've been lucky enough to draw and take a few larger ones in the 37-39.5 range.

    Your rifle came out very nice, as Charlie from Scorehigh does a great job on building them. The two of you working together came out with a very nice long range rifle! How does it shot off the bench?
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    Unread 08-09-2009, 11:14 PM
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    Re: 611 yd 34" NM Oryx


    Thank you for the compliments, and congrats to you on the 35 and 37 inchers. The biggest I've seen in the field after the shot was a 38"...he seemed magnificent.

    He did not drop in his tracks. After the round impacted, he gave a hunch, and then whirled in a circle for one or two revolutions, and then took off on a run for about 150 yds. Stopped, bedded for about 5 mins. Then got up, walked another 15 yds, and then bedded out of sight. Gave him 15 minutes, walked up to him and found 'em.

    My best group to date has been a couple of 3 shot groups that came in under 1.75" center to center at 300 yds. After 3 of those groups (9 shots) load development was over for me...and have since focused shooting at greater distances, and learning the wind for longer shots. I'm certain the rifle would shoot much better with a different shooter and handloader.
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