I was invited to make a quick trip down to the King ranch to try to take a Nilgai bull. I have always heard how tough they were and that along with the fact if you shot that was your animal got me thinking my 280 Remington might be borderline.The friend who invited me toted his 30-378 WM so I decided to make a call to Derrick at Horizon and he was gracious enough to offer his personal 28 Nosler with ammo loaded with the Nolser 175 LRAB. I grabbed it a few days before the hunt so I could take it to the range and get comfortable shooting it a few times and verify zero.
Turned out to be just the ticket for the "tank" (the term the guide used) of a bull we were fortunate to find late in the afternoon. Shooting from sticks at 255 yards as the Bull turned from broadside to slightly quartering toward me upon noticing the guide and I standing there.
The shot took the Bull at the left shoulder and neck juncture breaking that shoulder. He buckled but di not fall and managed to run about 60 yards before piling up.
The Bull field dressed 488.5 lbs on the ranches digital scales and one horn measured just over 9 inches and the other exactly 9 inches. Just for perspective my friend shot an average Bull and it weighed over 200 lbs less than mine. My first time to even see a Nilgai and I would guess we looked at about 30-35 before taking this one.
Wanted to post here to say Thanks to Derrick once again for lending me his new toy for a few days since I know he will see it here.