recently reading statements like "camels are easy to kill, but don't know when they are dead". initially this statement went in one ear and out the other, but on further thought it is 2 opposing statements. i am not having a go at those who have stated this, but cannot agree. i have shot camels with a 7mmstw, and it kills well with precise bullet placement, and barnes bullets. precise bullet placement in this case means hitting the spinefrom the shoulders and forward . instant death. the 9.3x64 and the 375 h&h cause instantaneous death with any reasonable chest shot out to 300 yds, and of course spine as well. less than perfect shots with the latter two rounds will knock a camel down instantly, and it will die quickly. bullet choice seems to be an important part of the equation, the other part being bullet placement. add to that calibre. the camel is an oddly shaped animal, its chest being a little to the rear and lower than most animals, due to the spine dipping lower where the neck joins the body. this requires a change in mindset as to bullet placement - lower is better compared to deer etc. for frontal shots it is an advantage, as a bullet intended for the heart will often break the spine if it goes a little high. i have been left with the impression that one shooter feels that the 9.3x62 is less than optimum for camels. i find this hard to believe, when the 9.3x64 is so emphatic a killer. again, bullet choice or bullet placement? whatever the case, we owe the animals we hunt the quickest death possible. just because they are feral does not mean they need to suffer any more than trophy species. if they were carniverous or herbiverous and agressive, we might be more inclined to attempt their instanteous destruction. bruce.