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Old 04-20-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Hunting Oryx in South Africa

Last year I was fortunate to have a friend with me on my hunting expedition. He is an very good photographer and took these foto's by using a camera taking 10 frames per second.
This is an Oryx (we call it a Gemsbok in South Africa) hunted in the Kalahari, a semi desert area in the nortwestern part of South Africa - sand dunes and bushes.
I took this shot at 190 meters. By looking at the first pic, you can see the Oryx kicking upwards with its hind legs as the bullet caught him just under his right eye. In the second pic you can see the wound. The third pic shows the buck dropping down.
I used my 7 mm Tombi loaded with a 162 gr Hornady SST bullet - very accurate. This was sudden death - the way we as dedicated hunters try to do it every time.



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Cool experience, were you aiming for the head or was that an oops?


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Did you utilize the meat? Great shot!!

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Hectocotylus, I will forgive you for this one, but in future I will regard it as an insult.

Winds-of-change, I am a biltong hunter. Biltong is a delicacy consisting of strips of meat, salted and spiced and dried - a South African product.
The meat is also used as mince and in sausage.

Many game farm owners only allow you to shoot if you pass a shooting test. Hectocotylus, can you do this regularly at 200 meters? (five shots)

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Hectocotylus, I will forgive you for this one, but in future I will regard it as an insult.

Winds-of-change, I am a biltong hunter. Biltong is a delicacy consisting of strips of meat, salted and spiced and dried - a South African product.
The meat is also used as mince and in sausage.

Many game farm owners only allow you to shoot if you pass a shooting test. Hectocotylus, can you do this regularly at 200 meters? (five shots)

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The food item you describe sounds like our jerky here.

That is some great shooting. I Don't think I will ever be that good. But it's fun trying. LOL

Don't be mad at Hecto. He doesn't know you and your shooting ability. He was just asking. Now he knows you are a great shot. He didn't know that before.
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The food item you describe sounds like our jerky here.

That is some great shooting. I Don't think I will ever be that good. But it's fun trying. LOL

Don't be mad at Hecto. He doesn't know you and your shooting ability. He was just asking. Now he knows you are a great shot. He didn't know that before.
Hecto, no harde feelings!
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Excellent shooting, from both the rifle and camera.

Thank you for sharing.

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Many game farm owners only allow you to shoot if you pass a shooting test. Hectocotylus, can you do this regularly at 200 meters? (five shots)

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I took a whitetail buck with a similar shot, but it was an oops.
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Pieter, no problem! I am impressed at that shooting! I couldn't do that by accident at that distance! I was thinking about the usual killing shot on big game but I know nothing about hunting in Africa. I enjoy the humor also!


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Nice shooting! I like shooting a 7mm.



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