Ozondjahe Namibia Hunting Safaris
This is a discussion on Ozondjahe Namibia Hunting Safaris within the Namibia Hunting Reports forums, part of the Hunting Reports & Questions About Outfitters/PHs category; Wow, We are really going down a rabbit hole here. Military and police applications will still retain some hollow point ...
09-20-2012, 08:14 AM #21
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Wow, We are really going down a rabbit hole here. Military and police applications will still retain some hollow point designs and jacket them into FMJ or as a frangible round trg or one that will have the jacket seperating from the core. Here is a link that will get you started into the world of match grade shooting. 308 Winchester for Sniping
What i am alluding to above is simply that the M118 in any configuration is a poor choice for hunting, when there are so many other great choices out there, such as indicated by Divernhunter.
09-20-2012, 12:17 PM #22
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09-21-2012, 11:04 AM #23
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I'm not concerned about cost I'd much rather use the correct round. I'm still learning about the different bullets I didn't know the round was designed to not expand I just knew it was a hollow point. I really appreciate all of the information and I will deffinetely not be using M118.
10-29-2012, 05:00 PM #24
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Having just returned from a two week trip, I would say shot placement is absolutely critical!!! I originally thought my .308 would be adequate, but was told bigger when I put both Gemsbok and Zebra on my list. I ended up bring my .338 win mag and was glad I had it!!! I brought Hornady superformance 200 grain BT 3030 FPS at muzzle. Zebra was 770 Lbs. Couldnt believe how thick the hide is on animal and covered in butterfat. Shot thru the heart animal still ran over 100 yards. If you have bigger consider it.
10-30-2012, 06:33 AM #25
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The M118LR has a relatively thick jacket and a very small HP. They might expand a little purely by accident, but are more likely to just bend and tumble. There a many hunting rounds that are quite accurate and would be much more effective than the military M118. I like the Swift A Frames a lot. Even a plain jane 180gr Remington Core Lock would be much better.
01-24-2013, 05:36 AM #26
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Planning a trip there myself
I totally understand the problem of waiting . I am currently planning a trip with them (first time to Africa) for june of 2015. I have over 2 years to wait and I am on their website every day torturing myself LOL. I too have done a lot of research and every thing I read leads to this outfit. I AM SO EXCITED. I am planning on hunting Greater Kudu, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Blesbok, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest and Warthog with my bow. Good Luck on your trip. I will be looking for your pics when you get back.
01-24-2013, 06:15 AM #27
go buy some factory ammunition loaded with nice bullets that are there for you, they will work if you put them in the correct place. why a lot of people get so worked up about this and that with bullets i havent got a clue... maybe most people in the past(100+ plus years) have been doing it wrong including myself....i realise there are bullets that are not tough enough, but .............................................
01-24-2013, 06:39 AM #28
01-24-2013, 01:55 PM #29
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