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#220190 - 12/11/03 03:05 AM XXX recovered from Oryx
ktg Offline
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Loc: Utah
Here's a pic of the 168 gr XXX recovered from just under hide of the far side shoulder of a Scimitar-horned Oryx my wife shot at about 150 yds. MV of 2700+ from .308 win. The recovered weight after cleaning is 167.5 gr.

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#220191 - 12/11/03 11:33 AM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
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Loc: Canton GA
Dontcha just hate that weight loss??
Lovely!!!!!!!
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#220192 - 12/11/03 04:23 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
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Registered: 08/01/02
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Loc: Tri-Cities, Washington State
Performance like that is gonna leave someone cussing! Betcha it was the Oryx!
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#220193 - 12/11/03 05:41 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
Big Stick Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 37727
Loc: Paradise,Alaska
Tidy work,on all counts.

Congratulations all around..................
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#220194 - 12/11/03 05:47 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
ktg Offline
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Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 84
Loc: Utah
Here's a pic of the beast. He didn't go right down, but he couldn't coordinate an escape either. He danced around in circles for a bit before expiring. Note the entrance hole in the shoulder.

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#220195 - 12/11/03 06:43 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 37727
Loc: Paradise,Alaska
GREAT picture! Thanks for hanging it up to share...........



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#220196 - 12/12/03 12:56 AM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
bearstalker Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 9508
Loc: Alaska
Two good pictures. Thanks for sharing. That bullet looks awesome!

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#220197 - 12/12/03 05:46 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
Eremicus Offline
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Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 18881
Loc: Placerville,CA,USA
Don't tell make the prettiest mushrooms you ever saw and 100% weight retention. Beautiful.
That's a mighty fancy looking, heavy "sporter" your wife was using. I'm glad to see somebody with serious iron knows the difference between an X and a MatchKing. E


Edited by Eremicus (12/12/03 05:48 PM)

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#220198 - 12/13/03 07:25 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
SD300 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 160
Loc: Tumwater, Washington
Nice pictures and congratulations on the Oryx. Does your wife carry that heavy rifle around, or do you carry it for her? I only ask because when my wife goes hunting she camplains about the weight of the rifle and her rifles are light (I think).

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#220199 - 12/13/03 10:08 PM Re: XXX recovered from Oryx
jmartin03 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 395
Congratulations on a nice oryx.
Oryx have a strange skeletal structure in that the spine does not follow the top of the back as in a deer for instance, and the vital organs are lower. If one shoots what would be a high lung shot, or even a center lung shot on a deer, he will just hit meat. Some animals are lost as a result of this.

They are also difficult to kill for their weight. I remember also a book by Elmer Keith where he made a statement that they were as tough as old tires.

Jerry

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