What is a good projectile for shooting thar

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wils37, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Wils37

    Wils37 Member

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    Hi,

    I don't know if there is any Thar hunters out there but I just wanted to know what good projectile would be. I have been using 139 grain 7mm08 hornady ballistic tips to shoot kangaroos and when I shot a big buck roo in the shoulder I expected a big exit hole but there was none. I'm going to south Westland in new Zealand thar hunting in April and I wonder if this projectile will be good enough for a tuff old bull thar
     
  2. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Anything that would kill a Billygoat should wipe out a thar!!
     

  3. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    I second that.
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    You should also check with your outfitter and find out what distances and conditions they're shooting in.

    It always helps if you're prepared to put the bullet where it counts.

    -- richard
     
  5. blacknzr1

    blacknzr1 Well-Known Member

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    now im new to all this but from what i understand... if you were using the sst and the shot was close. that maybe what you would expect. im using the sst, and from what i understand is they need to loose speed to work better.
     
  6. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    139 sst should work, the other option is a 140 accubond. Bull tahr are a bit tougher than a billy goat and can take a bit of putting down.
     
  7. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    I would try the 139 gr GMX. So far it has done well in my 270 with little change to the load form a SST.
     
  8. MeatEater

    MeatEater New Member

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    That should be whatever will wipe out a billy goat, might, if you get your shot placment right, kill a Thar.
    These animals have a tendency to soak up lead and calmy walk out of sight/reach