Prvi Partizan Ammunition and Gemsbok

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  1. .308

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    Hi all

    I'm planning a hunt in August with a Gemsbok on the cards among others. My question is would the Prvi Partizan 170gr 11Grom for .308 be sufficient for this animal. I've shot a Blue Wildebees with these, but the question is if this round would be good enough especially if the distance could be a factor?

    Thanks
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    .308, I have no experience with this round, but, I would assume that if it took a Wildebeest it would take a Gemsbok with proper shot placement.
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    Sorry about that .308, went and checked my surplus, I have shot this ammo "PPU ammo" in a long forgotten 338 Lapua (more bark, with just about as much bite as the regular 338 wm). From what I can remember the ammo shot pretty good, as for the effects on game, I have no answer for you. Good luck, if you don't find an answer on how it preforms then maybe find some ammo with a good reputation on game. Again, I am sure if you took a Wildebeest with it in the past, i am sure it would take a Gemsbok.
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    The Prvi Partizan PPU GROM ammo will work well on Gemsbok.

    I would not use their SP ammo on a PG hunt.
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    I know very little about their ammunition - I have never seen it advertised in the States. After looking at their site, my only caution would be that they do not advertize their soft points, including the Grom, as a "bonded core" bullet. Most companies would make a big deal of that if they were. Looks like a fairly thick shanked, small core design. If they hold together plowing through a shoulder, then ok, but I would be a little hesitant of anything without a known track recort.
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    Hi there,
    I would not recommend hunting with Partizan ammunition at all. While they are very nice for practice (very cheap), I found them not reliable, ie grouping is not very good to say the least. You will have, from time to time, a few shots completely out target, probably due to not so precise powder loading. I use them extensively for target shooting, but would not take the risk to shoot on safari with them. You will be paying a high price for the trip, so worth spending a few extra bucks for good quality ammunition such as Norma Oryx.
    Concerning Gemsbok, I have shot one at 270 yards, uphill, with Norma 150 gr in 30.06, so with good ammunition any thing around that weight will work fine with .308
    hope this helps.
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    Thanks everyone

    I'll take everything in consideration. The Wildebeest that I shot was at about 115meters. After going through bone, lungs and heart, I recovered the round under the skin on the other side. I weighed it and it maintained 85% of it's original weight. To such an extent that I even recovered the soft lead point. (All perfectly mushroomed)

    I was just wondering if it could hold up nicely against a Gemsbok
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    I've found it does not consistently group well in my rifles, but it is so cheap that I shoot it at the range and then reload the brass. On a positive side I have made some very accurate reloads with their brass in .243, .308, .270 and .30-06.
    By the way, Academy Sports uses Privi Partisan to load their house brand "Monarch" ammo. It is very cheap. For example, .30-30 at $9 per box, .30-06 and .270 are $14 per box.

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