Gun for exotic (sheep).

Submitted by Scott on 03/08/2004 at 10:56. ( ) 24.106.119.203

I put together an exotics hunt each spring.
I thought I would take my son along this year, and let him take a Ram to hang in the shop. My question is: Do you think that his .223 would effectively drop one of them?

On first thought it seemed a little light. But those Corsicans, and such never seamed to tough.
Anybody have a thought?
Figure average shot, in the boiler room, 50 yard range.

Scott

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I would think so

This response submitted by gill on 03/08/2004 at 11:05. ( ) 216.228.35.145

It will be up to the ranch. some dont allow lighter calibers. good placement is easier with a gun that dont knock you silly. have fun.
gill


Sure 'nuff

This response submitted by Bill H on 03/08/2004 at 11:05. ( ) 171.75.6.195

My son has a Gold Medal Mouflon hanging in my showroom the result of a .223 Trophy Bonded Bearclaw bullet in the boiler room. I have a springbok, blesbok, and duiker compliments of the same gun. Go for it!


270 works to

This response submitted by Coot on 03/08/2004 at 12:59. ( ) 63.149.216.42

Just got back from my Corsican hunt . Three of us shot with a .270 and dropped em in 1 shot .


shoot

This response submitted by mike on 03/08/2004 at 16:01. ( ) 216.135.67.199

good shot placement and premium bulet performance is a much greater factor than diameter.

Download some light rounds or get some light bullet lower velocity loads for practice. Less recoil = less flinch.

Then zero with the hunting round which should be a contrlooed expansion for the higher velocity.


If the kid can shoot...

This response submitted by Hogger on 03/09/2004 at 03:28. ( ) 4.7.217.180

Go for it! I grew up shooting a Ruger .223. I killed many a feral goat, sheep and hogs even. IF you hit the critter where he should be hit then no problem. Granted I probably lost more critters due to margial shots with my .223 then I do now with my 300 mag, still the .223, properly placed at just 50 yards will do fine. Remember though... at most game ranches, if you wound one, you pay for it.


Your call

This response submitted by Justin on 03/21/2004 at 03:05. ( ) 67.4.155.175

You make the decision . How big is the kid ? how old is he ? If he hits the animal where he should it should drop . but try somthing like a .243 Win or a .25-06 i would think should do a better job, by looking at the federal ballistics catalog anyways. remington also has "managed recoil" loads in .270 Win shooting a 115 grain core lokt psp . i would say go with the .25-06 or the .270 . like i said though your call . you know the kid . good luck


Your call

This response submitted by Justin on 03/21/2004 at 03:05. ( ) 67.4.155.175

You make the decision . How big is the kid ? how old is he ? If he hits the animal where he should it should drop . but try somthing like a .243 Win or a .25-06 i would think should do a better job, by looking at the federal ballistics catalog anyways. remington also has "managed recoil" loads in .270 Win shooting a 115 grain core lokt psp . i would say go with the .25-06 or the .270 . like i said though your call . you know the kid . good luck


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