I hope this email finds you well.
I have just returned from a trip in South Africa and Namibia where I have been
shooting, among others, your new plastic tipped
7,6 mm KJG in my
.300 Wby. Mag. loaded
in front of Norma 204 at 1.115m/s muzzle velocity.
First part of the test consisted of confirming that they would work well and
efficiently kill small bodied animals at long distances, when velocity would
have already dropped down considerably.
We shot these five outstanding springbuck trophies in the Karoo. Closest shot was
at the Black Springbuck at 125 m when, unable to stalk them within shooting
distance, we had them driven by two men on horseback.
Longest shot was taken by my son Alvaro Jr. at one of the Common Springbucks at
330 m which I lasered with our Leica rangefinder. All shots were taken either
broadside or almost broadside, all bullets passed through, and all five
springbucks fell right were they were standing. None of them were hit in the
(part II will follow in another email)
AM, Samstag, 30. August 2008 13:01
The second part of the test consisted in
confirming if they would also work well in big bodied animals with shots taken
at shorter distances, when impact velocity would still be very high.
.300" Wby KJG load bagged six
I shot six Blue Wildebeest cows with them. The
closest shot was 30m and the longest was 210m.
Except for one, that was spined and fell where it was standing, and another one
that was quartering on and received the bullet at the point of the shoulder
(bullet recovered under the skin of the opposite side in the rib area) the other
four died very quickly running from 10 m to 50 m only.
There was a second bullet recovered form a shot that hit the ribs on a
quartering away shot and lodged under the opposite skin after breaking two ribs
and the shoulder on its way out.
7,6 mm KJG, shot from
.300" Wby with 1.114 m/s Muzzle
velocity recovered from Gnu
The people with me, some of them with an enormous
experience, people that see thousands of animals shot every season both from
sport and cull hunts, were very impressed with their performance. And me too, I
Thank you, and I hope that you enjoy my pictures,
Alvaro Mazón, Spain, Samstag, 30. August 2008 13:25
I like to see You and Your Son enjoying a
successful Hunt in South africa and Namibia. When I see regular, white and black
Springbuck, I wonder, whether You bagged those in
Ratelfontein, where I hunted in 2003
and they have those three Springbuck colors there.
My Daugther and Friend just
passed their Hunt examination. So I see we Fathers do our Job to keep the
I am quite well, coming back from ♣
Büffel Afrika 2008
♣Büffel Australien 2008
♣ where 8,5 mm KJG and 9,3 mm KJG did the Trick as well between
25 and ~ 400 m on a Variety of Animals.
Best Regards to Spain, Yours, Lutz