Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by CAustin, Aug 4, 2018.
This is a fun story!
Awesome, glad you got your hippo. Also glad surgery went well. Speedy recovery.
Beauty pics and story!
Congratulations on getting your hippo Charlie.
Like Skobbie said the shot hit the bull right behind the ear. He obviously took a step forward as I pulled the trigger. But as I mentioned I have never been very good at leading an animal with a rifle. However the results speak for themselves.
The round went through that thick neck skin shattered the vertebrate, cut the spinal cord and lodged just in the skin on the other side. As I mentioned earlier the Ruger likes this Federal Premium Bear Claws.
He isn’t an old bull but he has a few battle scares. Now for the butchering!
Pretty awesome performance and retention for a soft point that hit the spine!
Great story and pics. Congrats on getting the hippo and thanks for sharing.
Well done Charlie! Thanks for adding the detail as I enjoy this info as much as the harvest pictures. Good to see Skobee as well. I enjoyed meeting him in 2016.
Congrats on the hippo!!! Enjoying the story!
Great shot Charlie!
That Bear Claw really did the job!
What a relief it must have been when you saw him float to the surface...congratulations!
Enjoyed the read, congrats mate
great report, thanks for sharing
Yes sir it was.
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