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This is a discussion on Eland Hunting within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; I'm hunting eland in August with a 30-06. Any suggestions or comments about using this caliber on this size animal? ...

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    I'm hunting eland in August with a 30-06. Any suggestions or comments about using this caliber on this size animal? Any bullet suggestions?

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    Bullet suggestions:

    Conventional bullets either a North Fork or Swift in a 180 Grain bullet
    Monometal: Barnes TSX in at least 165 Grain

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    As you know eland are BIG. Hit them right and they die, poor shot placement you will be tracking one for many many hours. Many have been killed with .308s, 7 by 57s, 30-06s and other smaller rounds. My preference is at least a .338 with premium bullets.

    Enjoy your hunt, August is almost here!

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    Hello and welcome to AH.
    A 3006 would take down an eland just fine. I would go for a bit heavy bullet, maybe a 200 grains of some bonded kind. Maybe a trophy bonded or a norma oryx. Another ones are good old nosler partition or speer deep curl.
    The main things are shot placement and premium bullets.
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    Hi GAM
    I have used my 30-06 a number of times on Eland a good bullet and shot placement that's all, i did use 220gr sierra round nose bullet, i am not sure if they are still around, they did work very well for me.
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    Gam,
    Also going in August to Lepalali, have a 375 H&H. going to use the 270gr Impala monolithic on an Eland if I am lucky to find him. This is round 2, our paths never crossed last year, could not find him!

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    A good 180 grain bullet. Go for something premium. Swift A, E-tip, TSX, Partitions...etc.

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    Thanks for the advise. I'm thought it would be OK but it's nice to get confirmation. I'm using a Remington 180 Ultra Bonded bullet. I've had really good luck with then on other African game.

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    Da Mamba, good luck. I can relate. I've been chasing a Kudu for a number of years. It's always something that keeps that special trophy in the bush...

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    Good luck on your hunt. Tell us how the 06 worked.
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