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New Mexico Oryx Hunt

I have drawn a tag for a New Mexico Oryx hunt on the White Sands Missille Range in February, 2012. I have a Remington 700 BDL .270 with which I am very comfortable. I intend to use 150 gr Swift A Frame bullets loaded to about 2700+ fps. My gun consistently shoots 1 in. hundred yard groups, and this load, sighted in 2 inches high at 100 yards shoots abut 4 inches low at 300 yards. Official information from the WSMR advises .30 caliber or larger. I know this load is quite adequate for elk, but they say the Oryx is tougher to bring down. Can anybody give me any truly sound reason why I should not use the .270 I am comfortable with for this hunt?

Location: Nebraska
Joined: 01/13/2011
Posts: 132
For African animals shot

For African animals shot placement is key and these animals are tough so review shot placement for these but I believe your set up will work just fine. Hope you have a great hunt.

Location: texas
Joined: 04/23/2006
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you should be fine with yur

you should be fine with yur set up. i used a .300 mag on mine but i think that i just wanted to use that gun.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM
Joined: 06/08/2011
Posts: 452
270 is more then enough gun

270 is more then enough gun for Oryx. I know 3 people that have shot and dropped there oryx with 270 win. using 140 gr. bullets. you should be fine. Just remember that heart and lungs more forward then your elk or deer.

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