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I have an opportunity to get an Addax. I understand the meat is excellent...true?

Also, from what I have been able to find, they run maybe 250-300lbs. So maybe similar to a large mulie? So pretty much any good deer cartridge would work well?

Are shoulder shots preferred, or behind the shoulder, lung shots?

Thanks for the help.

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My nephew took a large one with a well placed shot behind the shoulders from a 7X57 never new what hit him. bullet was an S&B 173gr SPCE


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Thanks 10point. Thatís helpful. Appreciate the input!

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They are no where close to muley sized. However, they taste a LOT better than deer. Light rounds are fine for addax.

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The two we shot weren't that big, or at least they didn't seem to be. Tastes better than most deer, axis/elk/stag being the exception. Very similar to scimitar oryx meat. My uncle shot his with a .30-06, don't know which exact round but if I were to guess, 150gr TTSX-type bullet. I shot mine with a Rage 2-blade and broke my arrow on the far shoulder blade (quartering away). Not particularly hard to kill, through the shoulder with a rifle would be ideal I think--my uncle put his there and it anchored down right away.

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Shot at 120 yards with a Weatherby 270 mag. Great tasting meat.

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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
The two we shot weren't that big, or at least they didn't seem to be. Tastes better than most deer, axis/elk/stag being the exception. Very similar to scimitar oryx meat. My uncle shot his with a .30-06, don't know which exact round but if I were to guess, 150gr TTSX-type bullet. I shot mine with a Rage 2-blade and broke my arrow on the far shoulder blade (quartering away). Not particularly hard to kill, through the shoulder with a rifle would be ideal I think--my uncle put his there and it anchored down right away.

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Yes Chital-Shikari you are right. I shot that Addax with 150gr. Hornady. It was a shoulder hit
and it dropped in its track.

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Originally Posted By: therancher
They are no where close to muley sized. However, they taste a LOT better than deer. Light rounds are fine for addax.

Enjoy!

rancher:

when you say they are no where close to muley sized. I assume you are saying they are much larger?

Reason I ask, Wikipedia (I know, not always a credible source) says male addax run from 220-276 lbs and mule deer go from 121-331lbs. Thanks

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