Just spent 10 days in late Aug with them. I would ask, but we shot everything that we gun hunted with one of their rifles which was a .308. As long as you know your cartridge and it's limitations (aka don't take ridiculous shots) you should be fine.I may have a opportunity to go on a 5-Day with Kuche in Limpopo for Blemsbok, Impala and Warthog in 2019. I noticed they recommend 7mm and up for mininums.
I have a 6.5 Creedmoor (pretty much a ballistic twin to full pressure 6.5x55 loads) that I shoot really well with 129 Hornady Interlocks @ 2800 fps. They have been very effective on Whitetail and Feral Hogs to 200 lb (Haven't shot anything larger), They exit on shoulder shots on the hogs. I have not taken any Texas Heart Shots.
I don't really have anything between 6.5 CR and .338 Win Mag right now. .338 seems a little excessive (A 200 Grain Winchester Soft Point will pretty much decapitate a deer on a neck shot) and while an excuse to buy a new rifle is nice I've sold my .277-323 rifles for the most part because they didn't do anything I couldn't do better with a 6.5 or .338 WM.
Has anyone hunted with less than 7mm with Kuche and did you have any issues?
Do you think the 6.5 CR is to light for Warthog?
Haven't tried them, but I've read good things about the Woodleigh 160 PP, very high BC; and Lapua Mega 155, BC about like Oryx. I can drive tacks with ELD-X 143.I'm going to give the Norma 156 Oryx, 140 A-Frame and Partition and 130 TTSX a try. I'll find something it likes that gives adequate pentration and expansion.
If I don't find something I like I'll try the 6.5-284.
I agree BUT I don't want to hunt moose with a pea shooter and have to track the SOB through heavy brush or a swamp for the half mile that it takes him to bleed out. There are a lot more cartridges that will put them down instantly. Everyone's call but I'm going with something with a lot more horsepower than the CM for a 1000 pound animal.Funny- but a 6.5 Creedmoor is perfectly capable of taking a moose.