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. ...
07-27-2013, 08:29 AM #61
- Member of Life member NRA and NAHC Escalon Sportsmans club and Coalinga Rifle Club
- Hunted USA, RSA
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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.
01-25-2014, 07:29 PM #62
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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.
01-26-2014, 03:10 AM #63
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- Hunted Australia, Zimbabwe, RSA, NZ, UK.
01-27-2014, 10:59 AM #64
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01-27-2014, 12:15 PM #65
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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.
01-28-2014, 07:02 PM #66
- Member of SCI, NRA, Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore MD,MD State Rifle & Pistol Assn., MD Rifle Club
- Hunted USA, Namibia
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.
Last edited by BigSteve57; 01-28-2014 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Clarification...I think, therefore I am paid.
03-09-2014, 10:15 PM #67
- Member of SCI
- Hunted South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Canada, Kyrgyzstan
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.
03-09-2014, 10:32 PM #68
- Member of NRA, NA Hunt Club
- Hunted Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia, South Africa
I dont think we have heard from Bart for some time, unless I missed him somewhere.
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