Norma Oryx .30-06, 180 Gr

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  1. Hunting Sailor

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    Good day all,

    I've been using Norma Oryx for Roe deer, Fallow Deer and Moose so I know they work.

    Has anyone experience with Norma Oryx 180 Gr in .30-06 for antelopes in South Africa? Also any information about availability from the local gunshops would be appreciated.

    I'm a meat hunter, with the odd trophy, normal shooting distances between 50-200m.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    //Gus
     

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    I don't have experience with this particular ammo, but a 30.06 with 180 grain will be more than enough for antelope species in Africa. I have used a .300 with 180 grain and put everything down no problem. I sure many folks here can let you know about the availability of this ammo in Africa
     
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    Thanks for the comments and links.

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    I bought some from Midway but haven't used yet. I have no reason to think it will not perform. All indications are that it's a good bullet.
     

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    I have used Norma Oryx in 22-250,243,6.5x55 and 308. IMHO they are a well made bullet which holds together and mushrooms well on impact while also giving minimal meat damage.
     

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    Thank you Sika. This helps.
    Interesting to hear that the bullet works even with such a fast caliber as 22-250.
    Do you use factory loads or are you handloading?

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