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Bullet selection for Aoudad?

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Unread 04-21-2017, 01:04 AM
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Bullet selection for Aoudad?

I'm Planning a Aoudad hunt for next year. My plan was to take either my 7mm Wby shooting 180 gr. VLD's or my 300 WM shooting 200 gr. ELD's. I've used both to good effect for Mt. goat and elk before. After reading and re-reading all the Aoudad threads it seems most are recommending bullets of stout construction.

I guess my question is should I give consideration to maybe switching over to something like Accubonds or perhaps the new Hammer Hunter's? You guy's that have hunted them - do you think I'd be alright with VLD's? Probably over thinking it (OCD is a terrible thing) but figured I'd ask anyway. Thanks
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Unread 04-21-2017, 06:13 AM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

morning, I have a custom built 7mmwbee. german action,

28" #6 contour hart barrel, timmey trigger, H&S combat

tactical stock tan and black and Keracote sniper grey. I shoot the Barnes 145gr.

TTSX. this is a very well constructed bullet. I shoot deer, large hogs,

coyotes, anything I want to with this bullet!! u could shoot a heavier

bullet, not needed with the barnes TTSX or LRX bullets. with the construction

of these bullets, less weight of the bullet as advertised by barnes will

do a very good job!! THK. U
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Unread 04-22-2017, 01:15 PM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

I have never used the Bergerac before so I can't speak on them. I feel eld would work well especially with that weight. But if you have any concerns the hammer will be a fail safe if you will. It will drive through same as a Barnes but I'm not a big fan of Barnes.
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Unread 04-22-2017, 01:17 PM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

Killed mine with a 210 Berger. DRT

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Unread 04-22-2017, 03:07 PM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

Originally Posted by broz View Post
killed mine with a 210 berger. Drt

Philippians 4.20 "To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
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Unread 04-22-2017, 03:44 PM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

I'll be using a 7mm RM in the fall this year shooting a 160 grain TTSX. Aoudad is at the top of the class 2 Safari animal, and right at the bottom of the class 3 (see first two links). African animals tend not to die as fast as our New World big game animals.

If you are in SW TX and really steep country, you could risk having the animal fall (second video). At worse, the sheep gets itself in an unaccessible area of the cliff side, and you lose it. I've heard it recommended to hit them a hair high to break the shoulder for this reason. This is where you'd want a stout bullet. They aren't bullet proof, but they have a heavy bone structure. Aoudad aren't as light as a pronghorn or deer. The sheep falling isn't near as big of an issue if you are hunting a much flatter piece of property. But watch the first and third videos. That is the kind of country I'll be hunting in. I can't wait to get out there.

African Safari Cartridges: Class 2 Game
African Safari Cartridges: Class 3 Game

Bring enough gun....
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Unread 04-27-2017, 08:55 AM
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Re: Bullet selection for Aoudad?

3 big rams DRT with 180 hybrids out of my 7RM.
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