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HuntingSchneider
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Eland Thread
      #164840 - 24/07/10 05:43 AM


An Eland thread for peoples photos.

I thought I should start one.

Taken in Namibia in 2005





Comments edited. Fine to start one off. Thanks.

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Edited by NitroX (24/07/10 05:50 AM)


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Re: Eland Thread [Re: HuntingSchneider]
      #164867 - 24/07/10 12:23 PM

That's a beautiful bull. Who did you take him with?

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: mikeh416Rigby]
      #164877 - 24/07/10 01:21 PM


I hunted with a chap called Danie Van Ellewee from Into Africa Safaris.

This bull was my hardest hunt in Africa to date. Many hours of crawling on hands and knees in the hot sand. As you can see, there is not much cover.

You can also see that I am not looking too happy. That is because I shot badly and it took more shots and time than it should have to finish what I started and I hate to see anything suffer, let alone something as magnificent and regal as these guys.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: HuntingSchneider]
      #164883 - 24/07/10 02:28 PM

Thanks for the details. I understand your feeling about making a less than perfect first shot. Remember though, that it has happened to everyone who has hunted for any length of time. The bottom line is that you hunted it fairly, and persevered until the task was finished. For that you should stand proud.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: mikeh416Rigby]
      #165217 - 30/07/10 04:17 AM

A couple of mine taken in Moz and Zim with calibre 9.3x62.




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Re: Eland Thread [Re: ozhunter]
      #165221 - 30/07/10 08:50 AM

This grand old bull was taken at first light on the last day of my Safari, one rd from my favourite 9.3x74R Merkel.



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Re: Eland Thread [Re: John]
      #165222 - 30/07/10 09:03 AM

After a great tracking effort from Team Troskie and some rapid shooting with a 9.3x62 right on dusk, this Lord Derby X Cape Eland.



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Re: Eland Thread [Re: tophet1]
      #165238 - 30/07/10 04:54 PM

Zim 06 (Save) - taken with 9,3x62 and Bridger solid at 180m:



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Re: Eland Thread [Re: 93mouse]
      #165243 - 30/07/10 06:16 PM

So it looks pretty unanimous that the 9.3x62 is THE Eland calibre eh?

Great work to all you guys oneday I will hunt these beautiful animals well nd truly one of Africa's most beautiful trophies.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: Cinghiale]
      #165268 - 31/07/10 02:18 AM

Quote:

So it looks pretty unanimous that the 9.3x62 is THE Eland calibre eh?




I used my .30-06 with 200 gr Nosler Partitions. The PH was especially pleased as another (pseudo) PH at camp said it couldn't be done with such a 'small' calibre. One heart shot with an insurance shot.

Dantri (BigFive) on here in the past used his .243.

But I agree, the 9.3x62 or .375 is pretty ideal.

I must scan some of my old photos and add some here too.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #165296 - 31/07/10 07:38 AM

The nice thing about Eland is they not only look great, but they're wonderful on the grill.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: mikeh416Rigby]
      #165994 - 10/08/10 03:03 AM

An old blue bull killed for bait today at www.kambakosafaris.com with a 300grn 9.3mm Swift-A-Frame and a long follow up after a muffed shot.


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Re: Eland Thread [Re: ozhunter]
      #166026 - 10/08/10 05:12 PM

Nice pictures, thank you for sharing it. I am going to Namibia in march. I have won a 5 day hunt with 3 games included at Keerweder Safaris. Iīm thinking of some more games like Oryx or Kudu. What weapon shall I take with me? I would like to take my double 9,3x74R scoped with a zeiss 1,25-4 Varipoint, but it looks like its a better idea to bring my Blaser 9,3x62 scoped with 1-6 Varipoint. Isnīt often long distance shooting? Regards Sville

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: Sville]
      #166037 - 10/08/10 11:42 PM


When I hunted Namibia in 2005, I was informed by the PH that the shots would be 180-200 mtrs.

Now this is not the type of hunting that I usually like to do, but I thought "when in Rome".

I loaded the .375 accordingly with 270gr Woodleighs PP doing 2800 f/s. Lighter and a lot faster then I would normally use.

Turned out the shots were quite a bit shorter. The longest being about 70 mtrs. This off course meant that the loads I had were not altogether ideal. What I should have done and what I always load the .375 with is 300gr Woodleighs RN at about 2450 f/s.


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Re: Eland Thread [Re: HuntingSchneider]
      #166058 - 11/08/10 05:25 PM

Some eland taken by Ndumo's clients:













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Re: Eland Thread [Re: Ndumo]
      #168803 - 30/09/10 11:29 PM

Two taken in Zim 2004 and 2008--didnt have the camera along for the last one..was just out cruising for the last day at camp and spotted him..we had been trying to get him as we saw him for 2 weeks..got him on the last day...used 416 Rem--with 400 Gr A-Frames--second was with 300 Ultra Mag--200 gr Swift A-Frames..

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: Ripp]
      #168849 - 02/10/10 01:51 AM

Last autumn in Zim Kwe-Kwe area, Ingwe Safaris.
.30-06 Winchster m/70 Lightweight.
Speer Nitrex ammo w/ Speer Grand Slam 180grs bullets, shot @ a lazered 178metres = 199yds! Totally changed my view of the .30-06. Had I known how bloody far it was, I would not have taken the shot. NO wonder it looked mighty small in the scope however big an Eland is.



And this is how you load one in a Landie....
Good work with the Leatherman, there, Shaun!



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Re: Eland Thread [Re: HuntingSchneider]
      #169092 - 07/10/10 08:46 AM

Here is mine



Hunted with Spitskop Safaris, in Kimberley (ZAR)
Caliber 375 H&H, three shots, bullets Hornady 270 grains



Best regards
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Re: Eland Thread [Re: chemarq]
      #170946 - 05/11/10 02:23 PM

Competition entries for the Save raffle ticket totalled and now closed for this thread.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks for joining in.

However please post more photos if you wish.

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Re: Eland Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #190984 - 29/09/11 01:12 PM

An old bull I took in 2007 with the 340 Wby, 225 gr TSX.



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Re: Eland Thread [Re: HogPilot]
      #193743 - 14/11/11 02:30 AM



My eland, from Zimbabwe in 1994.





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