Impala solid bullets
This is a discussion on Impala solid bullets within the Firearms & Ammunition General forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; I have shot warthog, zebra,Impala and Blue w/beest with 375H&H 200 gr impala solids and they work extremely well, something ...
Impala solid bullets
I have shot warthog, zebra,Impala and Blue w/beest with 375H&H 200 gr impala solids and they work extremely well, something to do with the cutting edge and shockwave. Small entry and exit wounds but vitals shatter. They now produce 270 gr which I am going to try on an eland in June.
Anyone else have experience with these bullets?
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04-07-2012, 06:44 AM #2
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Moving up to 270 gr should be interesting.
Good luck with the Eland hunt.
04-09-2012, 01:10 PM #3
Check out my previous report of Impala ammunition.... I was lucky to find this bullet in 2009, since then I only use one type of bullet in my Sako TRGs HH375, the RN 270 grain IMPALA. I have shot everything from Roedeers to Elephants, Crocodiles and Hippos, used from 30 to 300 meters, and always same bullet, and same result... good clean dead and no damage of meat. I recommend this ammo, without any hesitation. Good luck with coming Eland.
04-10-2012, 12:38 AM #4
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I tested the 130 grain impala in my .308 two weeks ago for the first time. I used the recommended reloading information from impala and got a very good grouping on the target range at 100m. I decided to test it on a gemsbok. I deliberately took the shot on the shoulder at about 125m to see what the penetration will be and what will the meat damage be. The impala went straight through. There was a bit of meat damage, but it was far less than any other bullets I used and the best part was that the lungs were shattered. I am going to try the 270 grains in my .375 next and hopefully the accuracy is the same as what I currently enjoy with the 300 grain Fronteirs.
Kobus has a winner with these bullets!!!!!
The attachment is of a BWB lungs shot with an Impala 200gr bullet... warning not for the faint hearted!!!
04-10-2012, 11:29 AM #7
Plaas11.jpgI have been using Impala bullets since 2004 and in my 303 will not use anything else. But people bear in mind it is designed to be used in the engine room don't try and go for head and neck shots only if the bullet doesn't break the vertebrea it will act as a solid.
One of the last victims of the 270 gr in my 375 H&H notice the shot was a bit high but at a serious angle notices the size of the holes for a suppose to be solid. I have don't havy any pictures of the insides but the top of the lungs was mush as I had to cut up the beest in the mountain. This old bull went 50 meters before dropping.Frederik Cocquyt, Outfitter and Professional Hunter
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