Don't take this the wrong way but I have probably shot 10 warthogs with 30-06 and 180 or 165 grain partitions and they all passed through. The only warthog I have shot that didn't pass through was with my 243. what were the conditions do you think why these bullets didn't pass through .I used 200 grain Sierra game kings and 180 grain nosler BT in my 300 WM these are two I dug out of warthogs
I shot about 10 warthogs and 12 others all passed through except these 2 both shoulder shots at about 150 meters you could see on both a lump in the skin which was the bullet one was buy it’s back legDon't take this the wrong way but I have probably shot 10 warthogs with 30-06 and 180 or 165 grain partitions and they all passed through. The only warthog I have shot that didn't pass through was with my 243. what were the conditions do you think why these bullets didn't pass through .
woodmaster feel free to pm me your outfitters details please.The Nyala. I think the best stalk of the trip, the best shot of the trip. I was comfortable and confident (albeit shaking like a leaf) and he had no teeth left so was a great cull animal. I am having him mounted as a shoulder mount. Hope this wets your appetite.
Have you booked your trip? If not and you would like to hear about the guys I went with get in touch and I can point you in their direction.
Nosler Accubond 180gr will deal to anything you want to take on your trip. Any premium .30 cal hunting bullet will do the job, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose.Hi i run 150 sst hornady for deer but would like to run something a little heavier for a little more punch thanks again for the replies.
accubonds seem to fit the bill im going to try and work a load up for these. ill keep you all posted on the load development.
+1 for the Norma Oryx 156gr in my 7mm 5 anumals Impala - Zebra out to 200yds.I've been to Africa hunting four times and the last two trips I have taken my 30-06 and used Norma Oryx 180gr ammunition.
I cannot speak highly enough of these bullets.
Everything I have hit with these has dropped dead to a single shot at ranges from 30m to 250m.
My trip this year I was fortunate to hunt seven different species from Steenbok and Duiker up to Zebra and Kudu. Seven animals for seven bullets.
I would urge you to look at them, you will not be disappointed.
Guy's the person I've been talking too about doing a hunt. Was supposed to be next year but right now my mum's not so good (she's coming up, so I'm not complaining).Been to Africa 5 times for plains game up to kudo,, I used my 7x57 and my 270, but settled on my 270 and Barnes TTSX for the last three, as the P.H. loved the Barnes TTSX deep penetration and terminal knockdown. Barnes are a great bullet, but they do bounce about, not a problem in wide open areas, but in the U.K. I don't tend to use them. While sitting on the top of a kopi we watched a herd of blesbuck moving away at a measures 320 yds, in the middle was a badly injured blesbuck dragging a rear leg, she was slowly being left behind, and the P.H. ranged her at 650 yards, and told me to cull her. In held on her spine and she dropped like she was poleaxed, Barnes are great bullets to use in Africa. I will be 73 in January and sadly doubt that I will go again, but W.T.F. if I died over there what better way to go. NEED to get my other knee joint replaced and start getting fit again. Guy Swartz here I come next year, or the year after. deerwarden.