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Unread 03-02-2010, 07:51 AM
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is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

I am going on a Spring-buck and Oryx hunt in June this year and I am wondering if my 264 Win Mag will be enough for Oryx. I shoot 140 gr Rhino's which is almost a solid. Its the best bullets which I can find in South Africa.

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I know shot placement will be crucial and neck shots should not be attempted. The shooting distances will be between 200 and 400 m.

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    Re: is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

    I think the 6.5 mm cals are very good. The .264 WM that you are shooting pack quite a punch. I think you are on the right track, bullet choice is most important. I am not familiar with the bullets you are looking to use. They look to be a quality hunting bullet designed to hunt the game you are going after. Being from SA, you might look into the GS Custom bullets that are also made in SA. I have been using them for several years now and feel that they are very good.

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    Re: is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

    The 264 win mag is fine for oryx and would not be to much for the little springers.. It is a very good cartridge.
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    Re: is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

    You should feel quite comfortable at those distances with a 264wm.
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    Re: is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

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    I think the 6.5 mm cals are very good. The .264 WM that you are shooting pack quite a punch. I think you are on the right track, bullet choice is most important. I am not familiar with the bullets you are looking to use. They look to be a quality hunting bullet designed to hunt the game you are going after. Being from SA, you might look into the GS Custom bullets that are also made in SA. I have been using them for several years now and feel that they are very good.

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    +1. You might also want to consider the 140gr Berger hunting VLDs ...

    Checkout this 925 yard bull elk shot with 6.5 x 284 ...

    YouTube - Jeremy 925 yard elk!


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    Very impressive, nice video. Thanks for posting.
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