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My Axis deer hunt took a different direction #8317015 07/10/21 04:15 AM
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I was down at my buddies place in Rocksprings on an Axis deer hunt. I'd pushed the hunt out three times since my Covid recovery has been tougher and much slower than I hoped. It was great to finally get out and hunt again. I was looking for a 30" plus axis. I wasn't seeing anything but in the mid to high 20's but nothing with a lot of mass and size. Also, many of the bucks showed freeze effects on their horns from this past bitter cold winter.

We came over the hill into a large herd of Scimitar's Oryx. I thought for a moment, I've never taken one of these, so I switched gears on the hunt. I dropped him at 120 yards with a 143 gr ELD-X bullet from my 6.5 Creedmoor. My buddy said it was the first in and out shot on a scimitar he'd ever seen. I broke both front shoulders and he didn't go very far before dropping. He bottomed out the scale at 350 lbs. We figured he was 375 lbs to 400 on the high side.

Very fun hunt, next summer I'll go after my 30" axis.

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Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!
Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317089 07/10/21 11:23 AM
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Congrats. The meat is great and they make a great mount.

Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317113 07/10/21 12:13 PM
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Awesome! Oryx is good eating.


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Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317118 07/10/21 12:25 PM
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well done

Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317160 07/10/21 01:35 PM
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Very nice


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Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317179 07/10/21 02:03 PM
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Very nice. That's a bucket list animal for me.

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Beautiful

Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317267 07/10/21 04:06 PM
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Very cool! That is on my bucket list as well. Nice to hear the good report on bullet performance. It is what it shoot also.

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Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: Jeff in TX] #8317328 07/10/21 06:13 PM
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Nice!!!! You will really enjoy the meat!!!!!!

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He’ll make a beauty of a mount. Congratulations.


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Really nice Oryx, congrats!


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Re: My Axis deer hunt took a different direction [Re: ErikL] #8317713 07/11/21 03:48 AM
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Congrats. The meat is great and they make a great mount.


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Adapt and survive. Nicely done

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nice oryx, he carries some solid mass all the way up.

that eld-x does a number on them.


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I think that you chose well a year will give you a better axis trophy and you took a beautiful trophy this year.


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Beautiful animal!
Congrats


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Cant go wrong with scimitar

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