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snyman&son
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: 72 double successful hunt Reply with quote

Kev and I went to a fantastic farm just outside of Setlagole in the North West province for the week and we were both fortunate and blessed enough to each bag an animal. I shot a magnificent black wildebeest with the 7x64 and Kev managed to get a big Blue wildebeest cow with his 72 Pedersoli double after 4 days of very frustrating walk and stalk hunting.
We managed to regulate the barrels at 60 meters and it was very hard to stalk to that distance in the bush after the farm had been hunted solidly for 8 weeks. Many times the animals were just too far and were spooked time and again in attempting to get closer. On day 4 Kev hunted by himself in a ghillie suit and managed to get within 50 meters of a wildebeest cow who was standing in a sandy clearing. His shot was also a frontal quartering shot, the 770gr conical entered at the junction of the neck and shoulder and penetrated through the entire wildebeest before stopping at the opposite hip bone, at least 1.2 meters straight line penetration! Kev says she dropped like a rock! We recovered the bullet which was still 86% of the original weight, losing some of the lead on the bones. His second mercy shot, the 545gr round ball hit the cow under her eye, went through the skull and exited out the back of the head. The PH was very impressed by the penetration and absolute lack of meat damage. The carcass weighed 100kg at the butcher. Excellent result and excellent accuracy.




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, congratulations.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clap Nice going!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is absolutely awesome! People generally underestimate the penetrating power of these slow moving bullets/balls. Congrats to Kev!!!

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Mark Ziegelmeyer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have hunted with a muzzle loader every time I hunt SA. Believe me when I say I know your frustration very well having busted stalk after busted stalk. Any animal taken like that is a well earned trophy. Congrats!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done to you. Nothing beats hunting with a muzzleloader especially a .72 Double.
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