1st African animal

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  1. kdiver58

    kdiver58 BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Member

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    Lung and heart shot at 130 m with a 6.5 creedmoor Hornady 143 grain eld-x bullet. The bullet hit a rib going in and exploded the first lung went through the top of the heart through the second lung and stopped just under the hide on the other side. The animal buckled to his knees and went about 60 feet. All the blood went into the lung cavity.
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  2. Vanguard2279

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    Congratulations! Good luck with the rest of your hunt!
     

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  5. Martin77

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    Awesome job!
     

  6. Graham Hunter

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    Congratulations. Were you using factory ammo or handloads? Reason for asking. I am taking my 6.5 Creed next year. Mostly for long range Baboons and night critters but thought it could work for Impala, Blesbok etc. but hadn't thought of using it for larger PG. I am taking my 9.3X62 for Sable and Waterbuck etc. Using the same bullet you are and very happy with your results on the Gemsbok.
     

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    Congrats on your trophy sir!
     

  8. ScottG

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    Awesome animal. I hope you have a great adventure!
     

  9. Ridgewalker

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    Fine trophy! Interesting to hear how the little 6.5 Creedmoor does on African game.
    Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Well done. That is a nice little bullet that has served me well on a number of hunts. Beautiful animal. Best of luck on the rest of your hunt.
     
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    Congrats, that's a perfect way to start out your trip!
     

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    The 6.5 will be fine for everything I Reloaded my own just for perfect consistency. I shot a nyala yesterday and it dropped in its tracks with the blue wildebeest shot placement is everything. When I Shot the Impala the bullet went all the way through the heart and lungs and it went about 50 feet.
     
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    Do you have any pics of recovered bullets
     

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  18. kdiver58

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    Here is the gemsbuck bullet I'm sorry all I have is my phone right now and the bullet is laying on my bed while in Africa.

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  19. Graham Hunter

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    Thanks hope to see more
     

  20. Graham Hunter

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    Thanks hope to see more
     

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