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Old 02-05-2020, 07:33 PM
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I wanted something different for a Nilgai hunt, so I whipped this up. (I am working on it's 6.5 Grendel little brother. All the parts are in...now just some free time)






I will be real interested to see what Nosler Partitions, Hornady GMX and SST clock at on the chrono.

I'm hoping for 2450-2500 with an accurate load.

We shall see.


Taught a new shooter how to mill out a receiver and took him shooting for his first time with a rifle caliber larger than 22lr. A little coaching and here are the results of the rifle and rifleman. (mil surplus 147gr and using hold overs in the scopes reticle)


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Niiice.

I'm guessing it's a. 308 (Fragout approved)?
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So you'll know....

Nilgai are very hearty animals and very tough to put down. I'd definitely use Nosler Partitions

Go for the heaviest bullet your gun shoots well. In fact I'd probably want more cartridge than the 308 but that's me


Nice gun BTW!
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Nilgai are very hearty animals and very tough to put down. I'd definitely use Nosler Partitions

Go for the heaviest bullet your gun shoots well. In fact I'd probably want more cartridge than the 308 but that's me


Nice gun BTW!
165 gr bonded or GMX. Iíll have to get within 100 yards and make a good first shot. The rifle will allow a quick second shot.
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Nice rifle and nice animal to hunt. Ever tried the Barnes tsx or one of their lines? That should be a nice round to put together for a larger beast!
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I have a similar Aero upper in 16". Is yours a 12.5" barrel?
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Yes sir (I have a 16” and 18” too in black)
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Please post a picture of the fire ball emitted by that rod. -K
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165 gr bonded or GMX. I’ll have to get within 100 yards and make a good first shot. The rifle will allow a quick second shot.
All I've ever used were Partitions, I looked up the GMX and it looks to be a good bullet. Some of the bonded bullets are for thinner skinned game, do some research. Tipped bullets are hollow points in disguise!

I shot one some years back and it took 2 shots with 180gr out of my 06, I still had to track him a considerable distance. I didn't see exit wounds and I didn't find my bullets inside but I didn't really look real hard for them either. I was too busy cleaning

Their hide is really thick especially up around the shoulders, this is why you need a tough, heavy bullet

Keep your scope down on a lower power, that way when he takes off you'll see what direction he heads. Be ready to pull that second shot too

If I ever get to go again, I'll take a magnum of the Roy variety

Good luck and let us know how it goes, I hope you get a nice big bull
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All I've ever used were Partitions, I looked up the GMX and it looks to be a good bullet. Some of the bonded bullets are for thinner skinned game, do some research

I shot one some years back and it took 2 shots with 180gr out of my 06, I still had to track him a considerable distance. I didn't see exit wounds and I didn't find my bullets inside but I didn't really look real hard for them either. I was too busy cleaning

Their hide is really thick especially up around the shoulders, this is why you need a tough, heavy bullet

Keep your scope down on a lower power, that way when he takes off you'll see what direction he heads. Be ready to pull that second shot too

If I ever get to go again, I'll take a magnum of the Roy variety

Good luck and let us know how it goes, I hope you get a nice big bull
Unless I get a heart/double lung shot, I pretty sure it’s going to take two. I’m also sure I’m going to be tracking some.

I had a nice bull I jumped a few months ago he bolted with the cows but stepped back out at 75 yards to look at me. I had a funky angled shot so I passed up. I was caring a 30.06 at the time. They cover more ground than I would have imaged for something that big.

I have a 300 Weatherby w/180s that would do the trick...but what fun is that.
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Iíll try for a video...lol
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165 gr bonded or GMX. I’ll have to get within 100 yards and make a good first shot. The rifle will allow a quick second shot.
I have only hunted " blue cow" once . ( Texas)

Used my M14S ( 18.5in bbl) and 308 168gr TSX. ( Im away from my notes at current time, but I am pretty sure that ammo used was Remington Hog Hammer)

I would not hesitate to use 165gr Accubond if I hunted them again however.

Only used 165gr GMX dumpin hogs. ( Excellent penetration, but small wound channels.)

A Few suggestions:

1. Stay into the wind during your stalk. Do not let them become aware of your presence until you have sent the shot.

2. Quartering away and right behind the shoulder . Inside of 100 yards sounds like a good plan. Don't worry about an exit wound. Perfect hit = bullet thru the boiler room and ends up in the neck on the far side.

3. Know exactly where you put the pill on the animal. ( He will most likely take off after a precision hit) Plant a second shot ( if you deem it as necasary) through the front shoulder towards the back end . Too far forward and you miss the vitals on the way thru.

4. If he is facing you, put it thru the lower neck at center mass or wait him out for NUMBER 2 above.

5. Be safe and have fun.

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Here you go. Back story. I taught a non shooter how to mill out a receiver and took him shooting for the first time (other than 22lr). So your seeing him shoot after a little coaching.

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