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Old 11-30-2021, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Specialty Pistol success on Nilgai

Was invited to a private ranch in south Texas to hunt some Nilgai. Showed up Sunday after lunch and hit the ground running. Spotted a cow at over 1,000 yards and proceeded to stalk towards her. Was unable to get a shot so worked over a ridge of grass covered dunes and a cow was standing at the base of the dune 40 yards away. Took an off-handed shot (first time for that) with the XP-100 in .45-70 Govt and dropped the cow in her tracks.

Hit the trails the next morning in the ranger to look for a bull. Spotted one feeding at 800 yards and had good cover to stalk towards him. Got to within 350 yards, but he was in a low spot and I could only see the ridge of his back. Next clump of brush would put me less than 200 yards from him, but it was the only option we had to get a clear shot. Got into place and waited for the bull to come out of the draw he was in. He stepped out on the far side and gave me a quartering shot. The .300 WSM Remington 700 Specialty Pistol ripped and the bull disappeared. Seconds later he appeared on the close side of the draw and I took a second shot dropping him where he stood.
We gave him 15-20 minutes because we could not see him in the tall grass. As we approached on foot, I could see I had my bull! I then looked across the draw and the original bull I shot was laying only feet from where I shot him as well. Both myself and the guide thought it was the same bull, but in fact I had shot two separate bulls. The 175 grain Controlled Chaos bullet from Lehigh Defense had dropped both animals in less than 10 feet from their impact. The guide and I spent the next few hours quartering the bulls and we then split the meat. I was able to go home with over 300 pounds of meat, two trophy bulls, and photos and memories to last a lifetime! Was an amazing hunt with great people. God is GOOD!!!








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Old 11-30-2021, 05:40 PM   #2
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I can’t even imagine that kind of success on 3 different Nilgai. Been several times with a rifle and it’s a tremendous challenge. Mucho congratulations on you accomplishments sir.
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:43 PM   #3
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That’s a serious hunk of pistol ! Congrats !
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:10 PM   #4
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Really cool! Congrats!
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:20 PM   #5
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If the bullet didn’t get em I bet the sound wave would!
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:22 PM   #6
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Very cool, congrats! My wallet is hurting just thinking about such a hunt.
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:27 PM   #7
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Nice job! Congrats!
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:43 PM   #8
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Congrats!
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:44 PM   #9
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Lots of fine table fare there. Big congrats


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Old 11-30-2021, 06:52 PM   #10
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Congrats on three Nilgai sir! That is awesome. And that's an animal I've never thought about hunting with a pistol. Thanks for the new dream sir!
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:02 PM   #11
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Nice Animal! Probably not the ideal pistol for concealed carry I’m guessing.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:05 PM   #12
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Congrats!

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Old 11-30-2021, 07:15 PM   #13
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Cool deal, congrats
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:26 PM   #14
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Congrats on an awesome animal!
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:39 PM   #15
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Now that is impressive!!
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:42 PM   #16
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Interesting. I bet you have to put your hat back on after every shot?
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:43 PM   #17
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Outstanding! Handgun Nilgai is high on my bucket list. Congrats!!
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:29 PM   #18
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Pretty good deal. My brother did the same thing on a couple of whitetail bucks years ago. Shot one, dropped it in it's tracks, went up the hill to get it, a identical buck jumped up out of the grass, so he shot it, thinking it was the deer he already shot. Then he tripped over the first one, on the way to get what turned out to be the second one.

To do basically the same thing with nilgai would be amazing in one way, the bad in another. Lucky for you, you were using a guide. Would have been a lot of work to cut up both by yourself.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:40 PM   #19
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Wow what a great hunt congrats!
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:45 PM   #20
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Pretty good deal. My brother did the same thing on a couple of whitetail bucks years ago. Shot one, dropped it in it's tracks, went up the hill to get it, a identical buck jumped up out of the grass, so he shot it, thinking it was the deer he already shot. Then he tripped over the first one, on the way to get what turned out to be the second one.

To do basically the same thing with nilgai would be amazing in one way, the bad in another. Lucky for you, you were using a guide. Would have been a lot of work to cut up both by yourself.

Was a good deal. Guide and I both went home with almost 300 pounds of meat each, and I with a bull worthy of a shoulder mount and another for a skull mount and only cost me a couple ribeyes and the fuel to get down there. I’m blessed beyond belief…..


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:49 PM   #21
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I can’t even imagine that kind of success on 3 different Nilgai. Been several times with a rifle and it’s a tremendous challenge. Mucho congratulations on you accomplishments sir.

God’s hand was on it all. It all came together absolutely perfectly. Was the hunt of a lifetime.


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:50 PM   #22
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That’s a serious hunk of pistol ! Congrats !

She’s a BEAST…..


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:51 PM   #23
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If the bullet didn’t get em I bet the sound wave would!

You definitely wouldn’t want to pull the trigger without hearing protection…..


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:54 PM   #24
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Very cool, congrats! My wallet is hurting just thinking about such a hunt.

Only cost me some ribeyes and the fuel to get down there and back. Now the taxidermy and processing bill will be a tad, but that’s what life is about sometimes.


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:55 PM   #25
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Nice Animal! Probably not the ideal pistol for concealed carry I’m guessing.

She will print if you wear a T-shirt for sure!!! LOL


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:56 PM   #26
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Interesting. I bet you have to put your hat back on after every shot?

You definitely feel it in the face when the trigger breaks….. ADDICTED to that feeling….


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:58 PM   #27
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That is a man sized hand cannon!
Congrats!
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:04 PM   #28
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Where dose one get such a pistol pm me with details please
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:11 PM   #29
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Where dose one get such a pistol pm me with details please

Custom made from either a Remington XP100 Action (handgun designated) or from a virgin Remington 700 action. (Undesignated)


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Old 12-01-2021, 06:15 AM   #30
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Congratulations on an awesome hunt!

It's kinda hard for me to consider that a hand held rifle is a pistol, but I get it
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:11 AM   #31
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Congratulations on an awesome hunt!

It's kinda hard for me to consider that a hand held rifle is a pistol, but I get it

Yeah…. I don’t make any excuses for that. It’s totally a “hand-rifle” in all reality. “handgun” by ATF standards.
The shorter barrels and pistol grip stocks make it more challenging to shoot, especially in the filed.
I hunted for years with rifles and wanted more of a challenge. Tried archery and just really missed the smell of burnt gunpowder. “Specialty Pistols” were my answer and became my passion. Haven’t hunted with anything else in years now.


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Old 12-01-2021, 08:39 AM   #32
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Pretty cool man! Congratulations
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Old 12-07-2021, 02:51 PM   #33
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Nilgai horn lengths from taxidermist:

9 1/4” on one side and 9 1/8” on other.


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Old 12-07-2021, 03:08 PM   #34
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:54 PM   #35
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Wow, congrats on great accomplishment.
hope you have lots of freezer space!
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:57 PM   #36
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Dream hunt congrats on the nilgai..
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:17 PM   #37
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Congratulations sir on such an accomplishment!! Good shooting too!! Love me some man pistols!! Never had an XP, but have a bunch of long barrelled Contenders, and you are right that bounce of sudden release of energy and the smell is downright addicting!
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Old 12-07-2021, 09:38 PM   #38
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Wow! Bravo! That is awesome! Never heard of anyone taking a nilgai with a hangun! Muchless 3! What a meat haul and trophies!!

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