Long Range in Africa

Discussion in 'The Rest Of The World' started by beyersgrt, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. beyersgrt

    beyersgrt Member

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    Yesterday 06/21 I harvested a Kudu bull at 433m / 473yds with a friends .338 Lapua Mag with 250gr Sierra Gameking. It was shot on the shoulder with a full penetration. The angle of the shot was 20 degrees and ranged with Leupold RXII.
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  2. mudbug

    mudbug Well-Known Member

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    Nice Kudu and nice shot!! I'm headed to Namibia in 3 and 1/2 weeks and can't wait!!!

    Mudbug
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Good shot, and he is a good looking bull.

    Stu.
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Nice one! Good shooting!

    What is the largest animal you can legally hunt with the 338 LM in Africa?
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks much for showing us your beautiful kudu!
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Wow I dont know anyone who has done that! What does one of thouse weigh?
     
  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, nice shooting. Just curious what happens with the animal...is the meat given away or shipped back to your home...Just wondering.
     
  8. beyersgrt

    beyersgrt Member

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    Thanks for comments.
    The minimum calibre for dangerous game (big five) is .375. The largest animal will be an Eland. A friend 100 miles up the road took one with a 600m shot.

    The average weight of a Kudu bull carcass in our area is 130kg / 280lb.

    The meat is for home consumption. "Vegetarian is the bushman word for bad hunter":D
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for responding.
     
  10. 300grains

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    Congrats, good shooting and a nice trophy!