Page 131 of 131 FirstFirst ... 31 81 121 129 130 131
Results 1,301 to 1,307 of 1307

Thread: Hunting Photos

  1. #1301
    User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philippolis
    Posts
    4,729

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    A young black wildebeest bull shot for staff rations this morning. I used a .416 rem mag with 400gr SBC bullets. Shot was taken at ±150m. While this rifle/sight/bullet combination is not ideal for hunting black wildebeest it is a good way for me to maintain familiarity with my big bore, it also makes the hunt a lot more challenging.


  2. #1302
    User
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    BFN Freestate
    Age
    44
    Posts
    12,143

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    Nice one TS

    That RDS again?

  3. #1303
    User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philippolis
    Posts
    4,729

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Messor View Post
    Nice one TS

    That RDS again?
    Thanks Messor. It is an Aimpoint micro H1 with a 2moa dot.

  4. #1304
    User
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    BFN Freestate
    Age
    44
    Posts
    12,143

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    Hi T

    As you know I was always planning on putting one on my 338 for short range pig/bush work, I do have rails with QD mounts currently, but life happens and and.
    I was just trying to picture in my mind what the 2MOA dot looks like on a wildebeest at 150m.

  5. #1305
    User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philippolis
    Posts
    4,729

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Messor View Post
    Hi T

    As you know I was always planning on putting one on my 338 for short range pig/bush work, I do have rails with QD mounts currently, but life happens and and.
    I was just trying to picture in my mind what the 2MOA dot looks like on a wildebeest at 150m.
    On wildebeest size game the dot works well enough to confidently place a shot in the vitals out to ±200m. On springbok sized game 100m would be the maximum for me. While a 2moa dot should cover a 3" circle at 150m it doesn't quite work that way in practice, as the brightness of the dot get turned higher, the dot appear to increase in size.

    Also, you need to get used to the fact that there is no magnification, this is especially bothersome in low light and in deep shadow. I think a hunter familiar with open sights will transfer to a red dot easier than a hunter who has only ever used a telescope.

  6. #1306
    User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philippolis
    Posts
    4,729

    Default Re: Hunting Photos

    This is an unpleasant time of the year to hunt, it is too hot and you are very limited to what you can shoot, with virtually every female having a lamb or a calf and fully grown males being potential trophies. This leaves sub-adult animals and broken horned males. However being forced to be out in the veld really early does allow one to view beautiful sunrises and conduct stalks before sunrise. The time lapse between the two photos are 12 minutes (05:36 and 05:48).




  7. #1307
    User
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    North West
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,520

    Default Re: Hunting Photos


Page 131 of 131 FirstFirst ... 31 81 121 129 130 131

Similar Threads

  1. .50 BMG Hunting photos
    By janoakley in forum General Hunting Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 20-11-2020, 22:00
  2. Photos for hunting application?
    By Bok007 in forum Firearm Licensing and Re-licensing
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 22-03-2015, 12:05
  3. Big Game Hunting Photos
    By GameFarmer in forum Hunting Big Game in Africa
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 27-09-2013, 12:17
  4. Pig and vermin hunting photos
    By FrankH in forum Pig and Vermin Hunting
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 28-09-2012, 11:08
  5. Re: Hunting Photos
    By zzbobby in forum Hunting Rifles
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 26-05-2009, 10:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •