I would go with the A Frame out of the two. Saying that I shot one with my 7 mag using the 168 Berger and it did not need a second shot. It was not full grown but shot placement is key. Mine was quartering away and ruined the entire boiler room.
I have heard horror stories from guides from every caliber under the sun. Most problems occur when people do not know how to use the equipment they brought. Know your guns and know your shooting limits.
A good friend of mine used 4 shots from a 300 Rum shooting 180 partitions. He tried to shoot a gun he never practiced with cause the recoil was terrible, and rushed the shot because he was uncomfortable with the gun.
160 nosler partition or acubondPlanning a hunt for next year. Nilgai is on my bucket list. Have my new 7mag , M70 Supergrade. Undecided weather to just buy a box of factory loads or reload my own.
I like making my own but will not pound this rifle with a lot of Maximum loads.
This being said, what would be your bullet choice? hand loaded or factory? I'm looking at the
160gr Swift A-Frame
Nilgai are supposedly very thick skinned, hard to kill antelope. In fact the guides mostly require a magnum .30 caliber minimum to hunt. I guess they get tired of chaising *** shot animals all around the ranch
I have a good impression of the 150gnNilgai are a tough animal the vitals are further forward then our native animals we have taken numerous when thinning herds on a couple ranches that dont allow commercial hunting a nosler accubond would be a good choice or one of the mono bullets we have taken them with everything from a 243 to 338 lapua but most were taken with a 6.5-06 improved shooting a 140gr. gameking find accuracy what ever bullet you choose as shots can be long if you are hunting a ranch were they are hunted alot Bob is correct about the 30 cal. some ranches require it or larger for some reason a bad shot from a 30 is no better than a bad shot from a 7mm so make a good shot and collect your animal
If you already handload and don’t have a bunch of factory ammo laying around you need to purge, then definitely handload. You already seem to be questioning your caliber choice, so at least load it the way you want it. Let your barrel twist and your groups determine your bullet choice. What I suggest (accubonds) really doesn’t matter if they shoot like crap in your barrel. Good luck