Maral hunting in the mountains of Kazakhstan

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  1. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Let me introduce my September 2013 Maral taken in the mountains of Kazakhstan, Dardamty Area.
    Distance – 250 m.
    Instrument – Rem 700, XCR II, 300 WM, Nightforce 5,5-22X56, MOAR.
    Bullet – A-MAX, 178 gr.
    The bullet worked very well, the maral could walked 20 m. only after the shot and fall down.
    This hunting place is located 300 km. to the east from Almaty city.
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  2. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Nice looking bull. You live in a interesting part of the world. Bruce
     

  3. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks Bruce.
     
  4. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Pretty area.
     
  5. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting to see your hunting experiences from halfway around the world. Thanks for posting and nice looking animal!

    Just for my own curiosity - is it difficult to get a Rem 700 with a Nightforce in Kazakhstan? Do you have to find some way to import or can you buy locally? I'll be the first to admit I know very little about this area but was interested to see your very American type set-up.
     
  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    A very nice corner of the world. Thanks for the picture.
     
  7. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Kazakhstan is quite developed in terms of hunting equipment. There are a lot of official distributors of branded hunting equipment including rifles and scopes. Yes, it is not a problem to buy a rem700 in kazakhstan and nightforce. It is also possible to import scopes and other shooting gears except guns from the states. So, it is far from the states but it is close to it in terms of love to guns and hunting :)
     
  8. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
     
  9. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    My another maral taken in this season.
    Distance 650 m.
    Equipment:
    Browning BAR short track, composite, 308 win.
    Hornady A-MAX, 168 gr.
    nikon Monarch 2-8x32 BDC
    Leica 1600-b
    Vortex viper 8x42.
     

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  10. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    Interesting photo set up with you head between the horns, like the bull they both look good.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  11. Panchik

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    These are my mountains rifles which I use for deer and maral hunting:
    - Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM with new nightforce 2.5-10x32 MOAR which I have recently installed instead of 5.5-22x56. It gave me 300 grams off. The muzzle brake looks ugly with this barrel but works very effective. Before I used another configuration with holes around. It worked effective as well but did not prevent jumping and create a lot of dust.
    - Browning Bar Short Track, 308win, Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 BDC I mentioned above.
    I love it for backpack hunting. Light (3.7 kg), compact, accurate (submoa out to 300 m.) and reliable as Kalashnikov :rolleyes: if shooting with good ammo.
     

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  12. mustang58

    mustang58 Well-Known Member

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    Those Maral look a lot like our elk. Tell us about the wolf and the hunting there.
     
  13. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    I will upon my return from a business trip.
     
  14. JP100

    JP100 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful country!! very nice. some nice stags aswell.
    good work