SOUTH AFRICA: 7-2-11 Gemsbok

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  1. 6MM

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    Took this animal on the first day of hunting (7-2-11) in an area about 30 km east of Kimberley. Taking him was a challenge and I'll admit my first shot was not the best, but we tracked him and secured the trophy.

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  2. sestoppelman

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    That is a nice one and the main thing is it is in the picture with you and not down the road! Well done!
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    Looks to be a good one...and your trackers saved the day...
  4. 6MM

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    Yes he did and I took care of him quite handsomely at the end of the trip.

    One thing I did before going is include ample tips within my budget.
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    Hi 6mm

    Thats a massive Gemmy you got there. Congratulations!!! what caliber did you treat it with ??

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    6mm thats another fine trophy. Congratulations!
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    A 30.06 Ackely with more shots than I'll admit to. The Gemsbok is like Steven Segal. Even down on the ground it was still trying to come at us with it's rapiers.
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    Nice trophy.

    Yes, Gemsbok can be dangerous !
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    Gems do tend to take quite enough lead in them before they fall , what grain age bullet did you take him with ???

    Monish
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    I used a custom handload that printed in the bull in the states. 165 Grn Nosler Partition moving at 2851 FPS. Going back I'll go up to the 200 Grain Barnes TSX. I had great success with the 270 Grn Barnes TSX out of my 375 H&H as a well placed shot pretty much anchored the animal. For those going on the first trip practice on shooting sticks a lot, and 5 second target acquirement.
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    Nice trophy! I just returned last week and shot a similar sized (38") gemsbuck on 6 July 40 miles north west of Kimberley near Windsorton. I used a 300 H&H at 200 yards - i was lucky to get a 1 shot kill because there was alot of brush between me and the animal.
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    The load you used is good & so is the velocity for the 3006, was the shot placement low ?? try the 200 or the 220 PSPs next time. . Did you ever use Winchester fail sales ?
    I am a ardent 375 H&H fan , what make is your 375 H&H ??

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    The shot was back but quartered thru the animal and got one of the lungs...from that point on the adrenalin was moving in the animal and I was fighting mother nature.

    Like my 30.06 the 375 is a Remington Model 700 except that the 375 is the Extreme Conditions Rifle. Very good shooter out of the box.
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    We must have been there at the same time just hunting at the opposite distances from Kimberley. We were close to Boshov I think the town was called.
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    Yes, we probably were there at the same time. My friend also shot an oryx from a pit blind with a bow quartering away and only got 1 lung - it went over 2 miles!! Those trackers were incredible. I will post a foto of mine when I figure out how to do it. I use a 200 gr Nosler Partition in the 300 H&H. It worked well on everything I shot this trip - it's also a great elk round.

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