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KUDU RIFLES

This is a discussion on KUDU RIFLES within the Up To .375 forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; I was a bit surprised how well it did. I took my 338Win partly for back-up but never needed it. ...

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    I was a bit surprised how well it did. I took my 338Win partly for back-up but never needed it. The load I worked up for her rifle used H-450. Went to get more powder and found out it is no longer made. Too bad as it was the fastest load and would put 5 shots into one hole at 100 yards. That Swift bullet was very good.

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    in bush country the CZ550 carbine in 9,3 x 62 is perfect or the 375 Ruger carbine could work as well, in open country 8 x 68S, 300 Weatherby or even 375 H&H with 270 bullets do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARTFRNCS View Post
    Have so many rifles cant decide which one to bring on my may 2013 hunt for large Kudu. Should i use a classic like 7x57 or go big with my 375 H&H. Something in the middle? Help me please!!
    So what did you end up useing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poucher View Post
    in bush country the CZ550 carbine in 9,3 x 62 is perfect or the 375 Ruger carbine could work as well, in open country 8 x 68S, 300 Weatherby or even 375 H&H with 270 bullets do it right.
    I'm taking a CZ550 FS in 9.3 for my hopeful Kudu in April. That said I'm also bringing a 308 so whatever's in my hands at the moment.

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    I took my biggest Kudu with acustom 8 x 57 with Norma Alaska 196 gr bullets at 32 yards. If you donnot strech to far the shots you can take yours with a well place 180 gr bullet from yours 308 win, the 9,3 will gives you a litle more confident to take difficult shots in the bush.

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    I took mine with a 375 H&H through an Acacia tree. Well, not necessarily through the tree. It was standing behind the tree that is shown behind it in the photo. They like standing in heavy brush, I am told. It's part of the reason they are called the Grey Ghost of Africa.
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    This was a great thread started a long time ago, I really enjoyed reading it. It touched on a lot of great different opinions. I enjoyed the fact that a young girl took her trophies cleanly with a 257 rbts and I love that round but never had the guts to take it. The fellow originally asked if his 7 x 57 was enough for Kudu. On one of my first safaris my rifles didn't show up and I borrowed a 7x57 to shoot a kudu, a zebra and a springbok before my rifles showed up, I cant imagine a better caliber for plains game. So he started out with a 7x57 and a 375. If he didn't no it he had a sweat pair that anyone could take anywhere any time for anything. I would prefer my 500 for elephant but if it wasn't available I would happily use the 375 even for elephant.

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    I dont think we have heard from Bart for some time, unless I missed him somewhere.

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