is 264 Win Mag enough for Oryx

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Jinx, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Any comments welcome.
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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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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  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    The 264 win mag is fine for oryx and would not be to much for the little springers.. It is a very good cartridge.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    You should feel quite comfortable at those distances with a 264wm.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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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!


    Good luck!

    Ed
     
  6. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Very impressive, nice video. Thanks for posting.