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Aoudad Hunt.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,581 Senior Member
Hunter_1 surprised his father (also a friend of mine) with a West Texas Aoudad Hunt. They texted me a picture this morning...........(I doctored it up a bit)

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It was in the Marfa area (near where I got mine several years ago).

.300 WSM
180gr Winchester Power Point
372 Yards

That is an awesome ram! Proud of Hunter_1 for taking his dad and proud of his dad for making a long shot on a great 30" ram!

I enjoyed the heck out of my hunt and I know they enjoyed theirs. Aoudad in the mountains of West Texas is one heck of a hunt!!!
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,149 Senior Member
    What a guy! Looks to like they had a great hunt. How is Aoudad on the table?....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,581 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    What a guy! Looks to like they had a great hunt. How is Aoudad on the table?....

    I've only dealt with the big old rams. Like any other creature.......the bigger and older..........
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,763 Senior Member
    Never hunted one myself, nor know anyone that has, but I've heard they are one tough, tough critter that can absorb a lot of lead. I don't know if that true or not, but "that's what I've heard".

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,581 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Never hunted one myself, nor know anyone that has, but I've heard they are one tough, tough critter that can absorb a lot of lead. I don't know if that true or not, but "that's what I've heard".

    Mike

    I've shot two. Both with a .308 Winchester. One took two shots and still ran off a ways. The other took 1 shot and fell over like struck by lightening. Go figure. Both animals taken at or just over 400 yards.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,040 Senior Member
    Congrats for a great hunt and a really big ram.

    I used to see them once in a while in the Anti Atlas mountains of Morocco, but we were never allowed to hunt them. We called them Barbary Sheep.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That was a great hunt. Good job gentlemen.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Beautiful animal.
    Yes, you got my curiosity up..Long shot?
    Over 250 yards but under 395 yards???
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I've shot two. Both with a .308 Winchester. One took two shots and still ran off a ways. The other took 1 shot and fell over like struck by lightening. Go figure. Both animals taken at or just over 400 yards.

    I remember that...................managed to find an old pic in the archives...................


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    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Some things you never get tired of seeing:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,581 Senior Member
    Yes, you got my curiosity up..Long shot?
    Over 250 yards but under 395 yards???

    Yes.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,581 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    I remember that...................managed to find an old pic in the archives...................

    Ah yes, the great llama hunt in Patagonia when I went native. Good times.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Looks like a helluva good ram to me. It's hard to imagine a much bigger one because that puppy is stout.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Beautiful animal taken with a great cartridge. What's not to love?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    On my bucket list but not sure I'll get there... Glad to see this pic, great ram for sure!!!!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,198 Senior Member
    WOW, I had a few pointed out and saw them through binnoculars when stationed in Texas, but did not realize how large of an animal they are.

    Contratulations to your friend.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,581 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    The stache is pretty spot on. :up:

    You KNOW it!

    :-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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