I had a good shot into the chamber, so the Norma Oryx with 285 grains made an excellent performance. The gemsbok walked obviously shocked about 100-150 meters into the bush were we found it. My rifle (Merkel Helix) has a barrel with a length of 56 cm. The bullet did not penetrate all the way.
My Merkel Rifle RX.Helix is my companian with the good old 8x57IS caliber. IS means Infantrie stärker (not islamic state !!! ;-)) which is the same as Magnum. 8x57IS was the caliber of the german army in WWII. I shot my zebra with it. For Oryx i used the 9,3x62.
The 9,3x62 was created by the gun smith Otto Bock in Berlin for the german colonies. It was designed for hunting big antilopes, especially Oryx . For those who want to know a bit more about this caliber: It brings a lot of power into the target but the bullet falls if your distance to target...
Thank God, wonder still happen !! Yesterday i received my trophies after 21 months. Although it took much too much time, i have to concede, that the taxidermy work was done properly and i have no complaint about that.
Next week i am on a hunting trip in Namibia. I am so curious how it will work...
i miss nice links with wildlife Webcams.
For starting this thread i recommend a Webcam from Estonia. Very often you can see red deers and wild boars.
Live from Estonia: