165gr Partition on Blue Wildebeest / Kudu?

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  1. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

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    Okay gents, I certainly welcome all responses but I'm hoping to also get some of our PH's thoughts on this question. For all intents and purposes I've started all over again with load development for my son's rifle in .308 Win due to seeing the temp sensitivity of RL15. I'm playing with H4895 and Varget.

    As fate would have it, I've kind of bumped into a very accurate load and that ancient technology known as the Nosler Partition, a bullet I've had nothing but great results with. On the menu for my son is Blue Wildebeest, perhaps as tough an animal he'll shoot barring maybe Kudu.

    Is it crazy to think of him shooting either of these with a 165gr NP even at 2600fps muzzle velocity?
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    I shot 13 head including Blue Wildebeest in Zimbabwe in 1999 with .308/180 Partitions at 2500. On the 2000 lb eland I recovered the bullet on the opposit side just under the skin. Almost 3 feet of penatration. He should do just fine with the 165s. My partner used 165s in Namibia this year on Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest and Eland in his 308. 165s did just fine. I like Partitions. Have used them 3 times in Africa. They always lose the front lead but the rear pushes through all the way to the other side.
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    The 165's will do just fine. My personal opinion is that the BWB is a bit tougher than the Kudu. I use 130gr in the .308 and they knock down anything on the Plains Game list.
    If the 165's are giving you the best accuracy, then I believe that you already have your answer.
    Enjoy!

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