Bullet selection for Aoudad?

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by OLI62, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. OLI62

    OLI62 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    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 lightbulb:)gun)
     

  3. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Killed mine with a 210 Berger. DRT

    Jeff
     
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  6. CLICKBANGBANG

    CLICKBANGBANG Well-Known Member

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    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


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  7. NateV

    NateV Well-Known Member

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    3 big rams DRT with 180 hybrids out of my 7RM.
     
  8. igordon81

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    180gr Accubond out of a 300wm has never let me down on a Barbary. My hunting partner uses TTSX out of a 7mm and gets the same results. Those are tough critters though. They can really take some punishment. Good luck to you!
     
  9. OLI62

    OLI62 Well-Known Member

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    Guy's thanks very much for the feedback. Playing around now with different load/bullet combo's. Hardest decision I have now is which rifle I'm going to hunt with.
     
  10. Pauleye

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    Shot 2 Aoudads with 300WSM and 180 grain Accubonds..If hit high shoulder they drop no moving off.