HUNTING Giraffe

Discussion in 'Shot Placement' started by AfricaHunting.com, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Bob Nelson 35Whelen AH Enthusiast

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    I love the Woodleigh. Agree with impact velocity but I don't shoot animals near the muzzle.
    I load my 35Whelan with 225 gn PPSN ,65grains cfe223 chronoed muzzle velocity 2,950fps . I shot my black wildebeest at around 170 yards slightly 1/4ing away. Thu and thru shot breaking offside shoulder. He only ran 20yards and piled up.
    Hartman zebra same projectile at 100yards broadside smashed both shoulders and bullet found just under the skin on the offside.
    Photos attached show recovered woodleigh from zebra and accubond from my kudu. Kudu hit front on ,bullet traveled thru 5 foot of animal but didn't hit any major bones.
    Woodleigh gets a big thumbs up from me.
    Cheaper here in oz than nosler to. 20191122_214127.jpg 20191122_214031.jpg 20191031_214852.jpg 20191031_214245.jpg
     
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  2. Daga Boy

    Daga Boy AH Veteran

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    It is a BIG mistake to shoot a giraffe behind the shoulder.
    I don't know what you shot is with , but you are quite lucky to have found it at all.
    One that I am aware of was shot last year with .375H&H behind the shoulder and the PH followed up with a .500 , which hit too far back.
    The animal ran/walked for 26km. Was only found the next day - sick but still on its feet. Fortunately there are no lions or spotted Hyenas on that reserve , otherwise it would probably have ended up as dinner.
     

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