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  1. MerKuryM8

    What Have You Killed with Your .308 Winchester?

    I don't know how many Warthogs and Gemsbok, as well as a Red Hartebeest. Hopefully going to add an Eland or Kudu to that list in the next few weeks.
  2. MerKuryM8

    Taking bullets (not ammunition) to Professional Hunter

    I'm not 100% sure on laws, but I wanted to order bullets from Rhino Bullets in SA to Namibia. The Owner suggested sending them via Courier and it seemed like there wouldn't be any extra paperwork or anything (same when I ordered a Silencer from SA)
  3. MerKuryM8

    .25 Caliber Rifle Cartridges and the Future of Them

    Quite honestly, I'd be interested in the .25 PRC if they got it to shoot the newer 130-135gr bullets at 3000-3100fps, but more for matches than for hunting.
  4. MerKuryM8

    Bullet Performance Database

    165gr Nosler AccuBond, .308 Win firing around 2650fps MV. Under 30m on Gemsbok through a bush, Broadside shoulder and sternum. Recovered weight was 115gr, found in flesh under hide in front of off side leg.
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    Bullet Performance Database

    165gr Nosler AccuBond, .308 Win firing around 2650fps MV. 140m on Gemsbok. Broadside shoulder, lung, heart. Recovered weight was 85gr, found between ribs and hide.
  6. MerKuryM8

    Some questions for PH's - I'm a young guy, thinking of becoming a PH

    Hello everyone, my name is Marc. I'm 18 years old and am from Namibia. I've been thinking about becoming a PH or a Trails Guide for quite a while and have now decided to look into it much more seriously, now that my 19th is around the corner and I want to start doing something. I'd love to hear...
  7. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    That sounds like it performed well for you. I'm beginning to consider the SSTs now..
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    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    That 150gr SST was also travelling (Hornady Claims, not actually tested) 3000fps at the muzzle, so at 60m it makes sense to flatten it! It dropped like a sack of potatoes. The lower neck was 'ruined', but still in tact, down to an inch or so before the back straps (fillets on the spine/ribs)...
  9. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    This was the SST pulled from the Neck shot. Do you think there is a chance the jacket and core would separate on a Gemsbok, hitting Lung/heart?
  10. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    I' I've tried the 150gr SST on Gemsbok, but on the first the shot was a bit too low - further than I thought it was. The shot entered just below the heart and barely clipped the bottom of it. It ran a fair amount and we only recovered it the next day (due to rain soaking us to the core) 400m...
  11. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    Cool. Thank you Bob, this gives me lot's of confidence!
  12. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    Mentioning accuracy, I've read that the InterBonds seem to be finicky, getting them to group well? I'm not really too bothered about getting the tightest group possible. If it's 1.5 MOA or better, it will be good enough for now.
  13. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    I'm currently using InterLock Custom International factory ammo. Had good luck on a young Gemsbok Bull, leaving an inch wide hole through it's heart, making it flip onto it's back, though I feel I got a bit lucky on that one. You say I need to worry about Fragile bullets exploding on impact at...
  14. MerKuryM8

    .308 Interbond for Plains Game?

    I am just starting with handloading and am deciding on the bullet, before I jump in. The Hornady InterBond (165gr or 180gr) seem like the best "bang for buck", but I can't seem to find any recent reports on it's performance. This will be in a .308 Win, used primarily on Warthogs and Gemsbok...
  15. MerKuryM8

    What really is "Big Game"?

    I'd say the Big five are DG, in their whole own class.
  16. MerKuryM8

    What really is "Big Game"?

    Oh that's interesting, I never considered the laws, though here in Namibia, NAPHAs classifications are pretty similar to how I like to group the species. The reason I am wondering is because a lot of people ask about xyz for "Big Game", but it's such a varying term. It could be a 200kg Gemsbok...
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    What really is "Big Game"?

    I'm not sure where to post this, but I think this might be a good place for it. What do you classify as Big, Medium and Small game? I will prefice this by saying I'm a Namibian and don't know the American species very well and am thinking more globally than just specifically American species...
  18. MerKuryM8

    220 swift for big game?

    While I do in no way suggest it, I personally would use it on some big game (I prefer to say Medium Game for deer sized species) in certain situations. I have a .308 as a be all end all rifle, from Warthogs to Eland, but am looking to pick up a .22-250 soon, for Jackals and Warthogs, though I...
  19. MerKuryM8

    223 In Africa

    I have read this before, but thought it was just for International Hunters because I know of a few people using .22 cals for hunting here. But I will check whether it applies to me as well, thank you.
  20. MerKuryM8

    223 In Africa

    I just recently bought a .308 and have had good luck with it so far on a Warthog, but the recoil is a bit high for me without a silencer, when just going for the smaller game. I never thought about the .22-250 being even more explosive due to the velocity, but that makes a lot of sense. I would...
  21. MerKuryM8

    223 In Africa

    I don't want to change the topic, but may I ask if the .22-250 would be better, rather than .223? Up to Impala size game. Or would the .243 be the better "one step up" of the .223? I live in Namibia and am trying to decide on a dedicated Warthog, Springbok and Impala rifle and those 3 are what...
  22. MerKuryM8

    Is the Howa 1500 Detachable Magazine Kit necessary?

    Hello everyone I am just about to purchase a Howa 1500 Barreled Action to put into a chassis (MDT XRS). I have found out online that there are a few different versions of the Howa 1500 Barreled Action available. Some come with an integrated Magazine (Metal Bottom/internal Magazine) and some come...
  23. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    It's good to know that apmost everyone will say the .308 is the better option. I am super excited, but soon the wait for the license will start [emoji849]
  24. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Thank everyone for the answers! I have been to my Local GS and have decided on the trusty .308. There is a bit of a shortage of ammo, but it should be enough until I intend to start handloading next year. The ammo which is available in .308 at the moment, will be Remington Core-Lokt Hornady...
  25. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    You forgot .22LR!
  26. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Not too sure where to find that in a small town in Namibia [emoji28]
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    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Oh yep and the GKs, forgot about them. The Howa 1500 has a 1:10 twist for .308, which according to some online sources is enough to stabilise a 180Gr
  28. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I haven't gone too in depth on the bullet selections, but for handloading I am interested in the Barnes X, Nosler Partition or AccuBonds and the Swift A-Frames, but like I said, I haven't done too much research into it. All I know is that the cheapest .308 factory ammo available is Sellier &...
  29. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I know that the MDT Oryx does come in standard length (friend has it in .300 WM), but I'm pretty sure the MDT XRS does not.
  30. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    The .300WM is a favoruite here for a reason, but I personally want to get started with a much lower recoiling rifle, to learn the fundamentals and just general skills, without being shaken up by it. I'm not the smallest lad, but I'm far from a big build, so I don't intend on being shaken up that...
  31. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I definetely don't disagree, except with ammo availability for the 6.5PRC. I'm not too sure about all the available ammo at my local GS yet, but I doubt they will have 7mm-08 or 6.5PRC. Both seem like solid cartridges that I did consider, but (factory) ammo will be quite tough for them. The...
  32. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    No wait.. you weren't meant to make me want a 300WSM even more!
  33. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I seem to have a thing for weird cartridges... My top pick for a larger cartridge originally was a .300 WSM.. I don't know.. I just like it [emoji846]
  34. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    For Gemsbok and that size game, my maximum range definitely won't be further than 250m once I am skilled enough with whichever one of these I end up with. I want to get something bigger down the line, like a .300 Win Mag or similar, to etend capable range and make Eland possible, or less "iffy"...
  35. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I originally was going to add it, but it seems to be so similar to .308 (it seems marginally better for me) and as far as I know, it has a lack of ammo here, so I left it out, thinking I'd jump on it if it's worth it. Also good to know that the Howa won't let me down. Everything has so many...
  36. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I may have overestimated how quickly I will learn. I do have space to shoot further than 1600m and was intending on reaching 600m next year some time, but reaching 1000m will take much longer, that's for sure. I would probably only buy a .300 Win Mag in 2 or 3 years, but almost purely for...
  37. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I will be putting the Howa 1500 Barrel Action into an XRS chassis. My dad and I went through everything in depth on it and came to the conclusion that the classic style stocks might look good (I personally like both classic and modern styles, when done right), but they don't give the same level...
  38. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Haha! I did consider the Swede, but (I might be wrong) I believe it is too long for it to fit into a Short Action. I will be putting the Barrel Action into an MDT XRS, which to my knowledge only comes in short action lengths. I do prefer the sound of a .260 Remington over the 6.5 Creed, but with...
  39. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I am intending on putting a silencer on and hopefully never having to take it off again, because I value my hearing [emoji28] My dad always said that if it's just 1 shot, it doesn't matter to him because "my ears always ring in any case". I told him his ears always ring because of exactly that...
  40. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    I cannot disagree with you - from what I have found online, Energy and bullet construction are a close second to shot placement. According to Nosler Load Data, the 130Gr travels at around 2800fps, which produces just over 3100 Joules (roughly 2300ft-lbs), which is well over what NAPHA has as a...
  41. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    The .260 Rem came up for me, because my Local GS had a Tikka T3x .260 Rem on display. I'm not all too sure about ammo availability yet though - but I do like the sound of it. I didn't even think about the reloading side, making .308 and .300 win mag a better combination - that's a very good...
  42. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    You are all so biased! Haha! I will still consult my local GS and some PHs that are friends, but it seems set that the .308 will probably be the best option. Ammo for it should always be available here and the hunting performance will be the best. About my shooting experience, so far it's been...
  43. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Thank you for the replies! I will be going to my local store soon to check the availability on ammunition. I think I should have said earlier, that I only intend on harvesting Warthog, Springbuck and Impala sized game out to 400m for now, but only if necessary. Most of our opportunities come...
  44. MerKuryM8

    .308 Win vs .260 Rem/6.5 Creedmoor

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting, so I hope I'm doing this right. I am just about to jump into my first rifle (intending on getting a Howa 1500 Barrel Action), here in Namibia, for Hunting (Warthog up to Gemsbok on our own property) with ranges varying between 50m and 400m (or...
 
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