6.5 Creedmoor, 338 Win Mag and unsure, but probably 375 H&H.
Great hunt report and even better memories, I'm sure. I really enjoyed the read.
Wow! Outstanding performance by the 150 grain TTSX. I had reviewed some favorable AH comments just yesterday about this bullet. Your pic is...
Question on ammo: What did you use in Lilith and how was the performance? (Penetration, expansion, pass-through, etc.) Obviously the combination...
Well done and very well reported!
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for posting. Very informative.
It might be possible to analyze if the specific bullet, barrel lengths and powder used were shown is all cases. As is, it's not very useful, IMO....
My 6.5 CM load testing is done.
130 Sciroccos are sub MOA (3 shots) to at least 425 yrs, and run 2,845 seated .151" off the lands with RL16. And...
For sizing. I followed the instructions using my wife's fabric tape measure. I then went to the next size larger ( up 1/8"). That worked well for...
I have the LTM5 in Olive, which is pretty dark.
The one I just ordered is the LTM6, with the standard (larger) brim. It will be the khaki,...
Ordered my second Tilley today.
Maybe it's your glasses?
I'm near sighted and in no-line bi-focals, but my shooting glasses are distance vision only. As they were way back...
Nice teaser pic. Can't wait for the detail behind each fired case and recovered bullet!
Yes on the .22 for practice. A light bolt action works great from the sticks on steel. I have it zeroed about 2" high at 100, same as the...
A-Frame or Scirocco?
The CVA Scout V2 you mention shows to be a 5.8 pound rifle before optics. With the 35 Whelan pushing 3,000 or so foot pounds, the free recoil is...
Rifle and caliber of choice that fits her.
Really good ear protection.
I found out the random flyers with the Barnes 127 gr LRX and RL16 powder come back as soon as the barrel gets dirty - assuming the start point is...
Nice shooting and nice animals, kdiver58!
I think it was mentioned in this thread (or possibly on another site). Someone had a massive bullet failure with it. No penetration, bullet...
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Outstanding. Thanks for the info in both your posts. Sounds like the Barnes 185 will be tough enough for Plains Game, then.
Does anyone have actual experience with the Barnes 185 grain TTSX?
I worked up a reload with it for a Sako 338 WM last year and have enjoyed...
Wow, such a unique and wonderful start to a story. Looking forward to reading more, but enjoy your hunt first and foremost.
What bullets do you use in the 6.5 Creedmoor and do you get complete pass throughs on Elk or similar sized game?
449 days out. :(
Serious PRS shooters can do 600 yds from prone as well as most of us can do 300 from the bench.
Considering people on nearby properties, I dont understand how a centerfire such as the .223 could be considered safer than the 22 Rimfire. The...
I'm getting good results in a Tikka 6.5 Creedmoor with the Barnes 127 gr LRX and RL16 powder. Brass is Nosler or Norma with F210 primers. COL is...
I use Norma and Nosler interchangeably in 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 Winchester. I agree with others that say Nosler brass is made by Norma - at least...
Explains not only the where, but why. Very informative.
Just some observations I've noticed over the past half century or so:
Allow the rifle some break-in time with something basic before going to...
I think you'll like the Tikka.
I've owned a Tikka (6.5CM Stainless Lite 24.3") for all of two weeks, but it's living up to the hype so far. 90...
Well it's official - we will be off off to Limpopo Province come July 2020!
Thanks again for all the sage advice and pictures.
Thank you sir.
Fantastic pics! Thanks again.
Great information. Thanks!
I appreciate ALL the shared knowledge and outstanding pictures as well.
And it's looking more and more like a reality for 2020.
Lord willing and the creek don't rise!
Thanks so much for all the replies!
Very helpful and a lot for me and my hunting buddy to consider.
Hi guys (and gals),
I'm getting into the nitty gritty of actually planning and booking a South African Plains Game hunt for 2020. Probably...
Any testing yet on the 156 Oryx?
I'm in the same boat with a .338 WM and 6.5 Creedmoor as a potential backup. Mine loves H4350 with 140 gr target...
That load has to be moving along. Any chronograph data?
Please post the results if/when you get your moose.
Just used this idea on my wife. )
Thanks to all for the encouragement.
I recently had good luck with the 185 grain TTSX using a medium charge of RL17. Rifle is a Sako AIV .338 WM that, after a bedding job, does about...
I found this site after digging a 1980's era Sako AIV .338 Win Mag out of the safe last summer and working up a modern load. This brought...
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