- Sep 26, 2009
- Reaction score
- Member of
- SCI, RMEF, Life member NRA and Manhatten (Montana) Wildlife Association
- USA(CO,MT,WY,AK,TX), Canada(NWT,Saskatchewan,Quebec), Zimbabwe(Matetsi), RSA(Limpopo,KZN,Free State,Eastern Cape), New Zealand, Mozambique, Azerbaijan
My first hunt in South Africa was a last minute deal and I had to borrow a rifle for the trip. The rifle that I borrowed was a Rem 700 ADL in 7 mm Rem mag. I only had one day at the range to familiarize myself with it, and I only had two choices of bullets. The most accurate choice was with 140 grain Nosler Ballistic tip bullets, which is what I used on that trip.Ballistic tip are not suitable for plains game...
I shot 9 PG animals on that trip. Seven of them were one shot kills: a Kudu, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, 2 Impalas, a Bushbuck, and a Blesbok. A third Impala and a Waterbuck each required 2 shots.
The second shot on the Impala was needed because my first shot was not good, but I have no idea why my first shot on the Waterbuck didn't kill him. It made a 7 mm hole in one side of his chest, and a 1-1/2" exit hole in the other side of his chest.
On two subsequent hunts in South Africa that I made with my 7 mm Rem mag, I used 160 grain Nosler Accubonds with excellent results.