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#5532907 - 01/10/15 02:39 PM Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW
chital_shikari Offline
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Posted for broadheads in bow section. Gonna get Slick Tricks, but more suggestions are welcome.

30-06: yes I know bulls are tough and blah blah blah but I know that cows can be killed with this caliber. I'm thinking Hornady, Hornady American Whitetail, Federal Fusion, or Federal blue box in 180gr (currently zeroed at 150gr). Yes, no, maybe so?

Also, since vitals are forward, for an archery kill, shoot the same as you would an axis?


Thanks

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#5532911 - 01/10/15 02:41 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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Shoot it in the neck
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#5533024 - 01/10/15 03:42 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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I love the Federal Classic. I almost got in on one of these hunts but was a bit late. I would of used the same caliber and the Fed 180 and shot it where the guide told me if a hunt had still been available. Good luck.

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#5533614 - 01/10/15 08:02 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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I've shot the Fusion 150 grain loads for a lot of years. They hold together well and penetrate well with great expansion.
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#5533862 - 01/10/15 09:30 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Shoot it in the neck
No duh. At least with the gun

My main concern was archery shot placement. I've read that they have bigger lungs and smaller hearts for their size and that the heart is shielded by shoulder blade. So wait for quartering away shot and tuck into shoulder?

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#5533948 - 01/10/15 09:59 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Shoot it in the neck
No duh. At least with the gun

My main concern was archery shot placement. I've read that they have bigger lungs and smaller hearts for their size and that the heart is shielded by shoulder blade. So wait for quartering away shot and tuck into shoulder?


I hope your shooting a heavy arrow and a heavy draw
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5534972 - 01/11/15 01:11 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Shoot it in the neck
No duh. At least with the gun

My main concern was archery shot placement. I've read that they have bigger lungs and smaller hearts for their size and that the heart is shielded by shoulder blade. So wait for quartering away shot and tuck into shoulder?


I hope your shooting a heavy arrow and a heavy draw
My dad's the main hunter. I'm back up with the '06. He's 70# @ 29" out of a Z7Extreme

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#5535035 - 01/11/15 01:22 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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I'd just play the new garth brooks record really loud from the blind. It should kill itself if you do that.
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#5535220 - 01/11/15 02:09 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: Texas Tatonkas]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Tatonkas
I'd just play the new garth brooks record really loud from the blind. It should kill itself if you do that.
rofl I have a friend who loves him. Or at least used to. I don't listen to.

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#5535693 - 01/11/15 03:42 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: Texas Tatonkas]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Tatonkas
I'd just play the new garth brooks record really loud from the blind. It should kill itself if you do that.


It's that bad huh?
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5535874 - 01/11/15 04:37 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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Well he decided not to get slick tricks for some reason. He's just gonna stick with Rage 2-blade. Got Fusion 150gr though.

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#5536135 - 01/11/15 06:32 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Well he decided not to get slick tricks for some reason. He's just gonna stick with Rage 2-blade. Got Fusion 150gr though.


Rage on nilgai? Can it work? Sure, but Id definitely be ready with the gun. Hope he he has a heavy arrow. 70/29 from a z7extreme isn't as much as you would think.
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#5536142 - 01/11/15 06:34 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: bphillips]
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Originally Posted By: bphillips
Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Well he decided not to get slick tricks for some reason. He's just gonna stick with Rage 2-blade. Got Fusion 150gr though.


Rage on nilgai? Can it work? Sure, but Id definitely be ready with the gun. Hope he he has a heavy arrow. 70/29 from a z7extreme isn't as much as you would think.
My mom and sister just got in a car accident so we aren't putting all brain power into that at the moment. Maybe I'll pick up some Hypos

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#5536149 - 01/11/15 06:35 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
Erny Offline
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I shot a bull with 150 fusion out of my 300 Win Mag. The bullet performed well and the nilgi made it 40 yards. It will work. Having said that, if I were to do it again I would use 180 grains in a premium bullet such as an A frame or nosler partition.

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#5536530 - 01/11/15 09:05 PM Re: Ammo and shot placement for Nilgai COW [Re: chital_shikari]
CaterpillarMan10 Offline
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I would go 168gr Barnes Vortex. Tough bullet that will penetrate deep but also expand on flesh only impacts. My opinion is 180 gr in a 30-06 has the velocity low enough that it will not penetrate as well as a "tough" 165 gr bullet will.

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