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almtiba
September 8, 2004, 10:57 PM
Hi Guys,

I have just returned from South Africa.

Take a look at my Kudu:

Lone Star
September 9, 2004, 04:38 AM
Did you shoot that kudu before or after the snake bit you? ;)
Nice kudu!

Is the rifle a Winchester M70 of some sort? Which caliber, and what load did you use? Do you recall the bullet type and placement (on the antlelope)?

Looks like you had a fun hunt!

Lone Star

almtiba
September 9, 2004, 06:41 AM
Before the bite !!! Same day ! :)

It's a Winchester 70 Carbine - .308 Win.
The ammo was Winchester 180gr. PowerPoint (I chronographed it: 2540 fps on my rifle)
The scope is a Swarowski, 6x.

I shot this Kudu from 179m (rangefinder). the bullet hit the shoulder, and almost 10cm to the left (almost the chest). The Kudu fell instantly. The hunter told me it's not common, so I should have hit the spine.

When we aproached the animal, it was still breathing, so I shot it again, in the chest, from a 20m distance.

It's a 52" Kudu. I chased him for 3 days!!!

I recovered the bullet from the Kudu, and it made a very nice mushroom. I'll try to post a pic of it.

It was my first hunt to Africa, and it was very very nice and fun. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun !

What I wanted to hunt, but didn't had the chance was a snake !!! :p

Regards,

Andre Tiba - Brazil

almtiba
October 13, 2004, 09:01 AM
Here's the bullet:

Regards,

Andre Tiba - Brazil

User Name
October 13, 2004, 04:11 PM
Nice! I guess those long horns make a mount difficult. Well, unless you hang it two feet from the floor.. :D
Did ya get to keep the hide as a trophy??

Fred Hansen
October 13, 2004, 08:26 PM
Very nice!

FirstFreedom
October 14, 2004, 09:22 AM
Outstanding animal, Almtiba - I'm jealous. Very nice, and that 308 bullet performed well it seems. :)

Rich Lucibella
October 14, 2004, 11:46 AM
Gorgeous animal. Great shot.

Confessions of a Bad Hunt:

Mine was a sad learning experience. 187 yards (lasered). Steyr Scout. Dusk. Good rest. The beast was moving slowly to (my recollection) the 2:00 position and had glanced toward us. The shot broke and the animal took off. I called it just behind the near shoulder.....my PH called it wide.

We tracked it until dark and found a fair amount of blood and lay downs. He was clearly in distress and favoring the right front leg. Next morning we found him a quarter mile from the shot, in thicket, and I finished him from close range.

So what happened and what can we (I) do to avoid that kind of unnecessary suffering in future? The bullet had entered just rear of the point of the shoulder and traveled in a straight line, thru the meat and out the right front of the chest, contacting neither rib nor shoulder.

In fact, what I saw as an animal heading to my 2:00, was one heading more toward 1:00 while turning it's head and neck. Being a novice, I viewed him in a 2-dimensional manner and hit him way shallow. Had I internalized my own knowledge, I'd have aimed for the far shoulder. That would have put the point of aim in the mid-forward ribs and I'd probably have held the shot, given the size of the beast and the .308 capabilities.

That mount is placed pre-eminently in my house....more prominent than my Cape Buff. It's a reminder that we should debrief every shoot, especially the bad ones, and strive never to make the same mistake twice.
Rich

FirstFreedom
October 14, 2004, 12:40 PM
Rich, you are a true asset to the sport of ethical hunting - thanks for the info.

almtiba
November 27, 2007, 12:20 PM
Hi,

I'm sick and bored, with the flu, locked home.
So I am spending some time here on the forums.

Sorry to bring back this topic to life, but since my African trophies just arrived a few months ago (yes, they took more than three years to come from Africa to Brazil) I felt like sharing them yith you.

Enjoy,

Regards,

Andre Tiba - Brazil

User Name
November 27, 2007, 12:43 PM
Nice collection.
Hope ya get to feeling better.

Greatest Hunter
November 30, 2007, 09:09 AM
Sorry to say, but its not a very good trophy and not a very good mount. Instead of complaining about being sick at home, why don't you get out, find yourself a better African caliber and start planning another try for a better trophy ?

taylorce1
November 30, 2007, 03:56 PM
Sorry to say, but its not a very good trophy and not a very good mount. Instead of complaining about being sick at home, why don't you get out, find yourself a better African caliber and start planning another try for a better trophy ?
Awful harsh words for someone with only a few posts, or a very poor attemtp at humor. Which is it? A trophy is all in the eye of the owner, sometimes it is the challenge or the story that goes with it that makes it special not the size of it. I've probably worked harder for animals that never made my wall than some of the ones that are on it. As far as the caliber I don't see anything wrong with it as it did the job because almtiba did his.

I'd be happy with any of those trophies in my house, just because of the experience of hunting each animal that I would have gained. Hope you get better soon so we can hear of new and exciting exploits. Looking out your window it appears you have some beautiful country where you live.

Greatest Hunter
November 30, 2007, 05:05 PM
if being direct is harsh for you, fine. this is a complicated world. hunting is not just going out to the woods and shooting something anymore. if you are going to a fenced game farm , at least you should try to find a good trophy. we have enough anti hunting material without providing it ourselfs.

davlandrum
November 30, 2007, 06:26 PM
Troll much???

davlandrum
November 30, 2007, 06:28 PM
Nice mounts!

taylorce1
November 30, 2007, 07:23 PM
if you are going to a fenced game farm , at least you should try to find a good trophy.
I don't see where this trophy was taken on a fenced game farm. I didn't see any fences in the back ground nor did the OP say it was a fenced game farm. All I read was:
I have just returned from South Africa.

Take a look at my Kudu:
and
It's a 52" Kudu. I chased him for 3 days!!!

The OP didn't ask you your opinion on the quality of the Kudu he shot or his mount. It would have been different is he had asked or implied that he wanted your opinion on the quality of his animal or taxidermy. Andre aka almtiba, just stated he wanted to share some pictures of his animals and was hoping we would enjoy them.

we have enough anti hunting material without providing it ourselfs
Can you explain how you came up with this comment? I just don't see how you came to this conclusion that the thread was being anti-hunting in anyway.

PM me after your done with your rebuttal if you want to continue this conversation, but I'm done hijacking this thread.