R93 300wm Sambar stag.

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Re: R93 300wm Sambar stag.

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I took a video of the action, I hope you enjoy it

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Perfect bullet placement. Man they are tough eh.

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Yep I usually find they run after a heart shot like that, that's why I like to punch them through the shoulders.
I find they don't run so far or well with two smashed shoulders.
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Re: R93 300wm Sambar stag.

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Good shot on a good buck, congrats. Age? I'm guessing 2 years old, one side still a spike with rather small Rosen or Pedicels. Are most Sambar standard 6 or 8 pointers like Sika or do some crown like Red Deer?
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Nice very nice. They are a beautiful looking animal. In relation to size compared to let's say a red stag how big are they ?

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Thanks Dom, yeah I think around the 3 year mark he was a big heavy animal he had all the points a Sambar has. I haven't checked the size yet but would be around 21-22-23" mark. It had some unusually twist in the top and bottom part of the rack suggesting some funny genes in him. He didn't run to far as we watched him crashing everywhere. I was very impressed with the damaged the 210gr VLD hunting from Berger did. Always good if your got a bit of time for shot placement on these guys.
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chalky wrote:Nice very nice. They are a beautiful looking animal. In relation to size compared to let's say a red stag how big are they ?

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Significantly bigger ! A good NZ red stag can look around the same size, mainly because of the thick shaggy coat on reds, but when you get them on the ground and get the knife out, the sambar is a bigger,more strongly built animal. The size disparity is also very obvious with hinds.
Dom wrote:Good shot on a good buck, congrats. Age? I'm guessing 2 years old, one side still a spike with rather small Rosen or Pedicels. Are most Sambar standard 6 or 8 pointers like Sika or do some crown like Red Deer?
I'll second DH388's guesstimate of around 3 years old. Six points is the norm for a mature stag, Dom, and they don't crown. A big inner top looks good and creates what we call "shanghai" tops :D

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Yeah it's like cutting thick carpet with a blunt knife. Tough as a 30k walk out... :lol: :lol:
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Nice shot :clap: :clap:

I miss the big buggers :cry:

Chalky, at 3 years old you're often looking at 150kg+ on the hoof (over 200kg in good country). They are solid compared to traditional Scottish reds, though farm/ European 40inch multi-point monsters give them a run for their money

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Thanks for the info lads. Best practice to shoot them as near as possible to the car so :D:D:D

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chalky wrote:Thanks for the info lads. Best practice to shoot them as near as possible to the car so :D:D:D

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Not as easy as it sounds, they like to hide for some reason :lol: :lol:
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I cleaned the 210gr VLD hunting Berger projectile today, and from the look of it, it has lost 97.9gr of its original weight. The damage that 97.9gr did was unbelievable. I will never look at 97.9gr's the same way again.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Mate that is pretty awesome actually. I wonder what they would perform like at 950fps?

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On impact it was going 2490.2fps and had 2891.5ft-ibs of energy. I'm very happy with the proformance of Bergers. But you do have to check each one to make sure there suitable for hunting. Some are a little damage from factory. I just use them for target practice that's all.
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Well at 990fps impact velocity I'm going to say bugger all expansion. However at your impact speed they've almost turned inside out!

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