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Waterbuck of a lifetime

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27 June 2017, 06:38
xphunter
Waterbuck of a lifetime
Waterbuck of a lifetime. Double kneeling off of Bog Gear. Tried both prone and sitting, but there was too many limbs in the way. Even with double kneeling I had to thread the needle so to speak. Relatively short shot at 176 yards I think (Could be 167). One shot and 40 yards later he was done. Thanks to Thinus En Sanet Steyn (Big Water Safaris) and Philip! Had a hunting/shooting buddy with me too, Todd Fischer. Another very good friend, Darrell Holland had hunted with me on my first day. 7mm Dakota XP-100/180 Grain Berger. It will be measured tomorrow. He weighed 750 pounds.





Ernie



28 June 2017, 06:33
dogcat
Super waterbuck!

tu2


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28 June 2017, 06:58
xphunter
My professional hunter did something he rarely does, he decided to measure the horns
Horn length 29.5" and 30". Bases both 10". Green score SCI 79.5"


Ernie



30 May 2018, 07:44
dgr416
That's awesome way to go !
31 May 2018, 02:06
xphunter
Thanks!
It was a wonderful time.


Ernie



31 May 2018, 04:01
Mike_Dettorre
How long is that barrel?


Mike



What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
31 May 2018, 04:44
xphunter
18" or just under that


Ernie



31 May 2018, 05:03
Mike_Dettorre
Ernie,

Tell me about the "attraction" for that kind of single shot. The reason I ask is it seems like a short barreled rifle without a stock.

I am firm believer in to each his own and just trying to understand the "cool factor" of these kinds of firearms.

Very nice waterbuck he's a brute.


Mike



What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
01 June 2018, 02:16
deadibob
How exactly do you guys measure a waterbuck? I have a big one and my ph measured it. Just curious because I don't exactly remember where the measurements are taken. I do remember what it measured at though.


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07 June 2018, 08:20
Saeed
quote:
Originally posted by Mike_Dettorre:
Ernie,

Tell me about the "attraction" for that kind of single shot. The reason I ask is it seems like a short barreled rifle without a stock.

I am firm believer in to each his own and just trying to understand the "cool factor" of these kinds of firearms.

Very nice waterbuck he's a brute.


Mike,

I have several pistols with varying length barrels.

Some are on XP100 action, some are custom barrels for the T/C Contender, and several barrels for a Colt 1911 conversion, including 223 Remington and 243 Winchester and 308 Winchester.

For me it is just the fun of shooting different firearms, whether they have long or short barrels.


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27 June 2018, 21:09
packrattusnongratus
Beautiful buck. But the pistol is something to behold. Ya did well Ernie. Packy
30 June 2018, 22:04
xphunter
Thank You Sir!


Ernie