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Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Skinner Sights » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:54 am

South Texas Free Range Nilgi, Henry 45-70, Skinner "ALASKAN" rear sight, .096" Aperture, Barnes 400 Gr. Original Bullet.

130 yards.
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Deadwood Dutch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:50 am

Congratulations, nice shooting. I have never heard of a Nilgai.
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Deadwood Dutch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:50 am

Then again, on second thought, maybe you are just using this photo as an example to show what the sight can do? Maybe you didn't actually shoot this :D
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Skinner Sights » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:44 am

Hey Deadwood,

I did shoot it. It was one of the shortest and most interesting hunts I've been on. A one day hunt with Lendell Laxton at http://www.llhunt.com/

When Lendell tells you its a tough animal to bring down, believe him. They also have a sixth sense and can see, smell, hear better than anything I've ever hunted.

The 400 gr. Barnes out of the Henry was good medicine. Deep penetration and the bullet held together like a wad of chewing gum.

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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Deadwood Dutch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:03 pm

Thanks, I wasn't sure.
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Sir Henry » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:05 pm

Did you mount the head?
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Skinner Sights » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:09 pm

Its supposed to be getting mounted. Left it with a Taxidermist in Texas. Thanks for asking, I need to call and check on it!
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Frank V » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 pm

Congratulations, nice animal fitting for the .45-70.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby Kentucky-roughrider » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:08 pm

Congratulations, that is an unusual animal. That is the first time, I ever heard of them.
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Re: Nilgai with Henry 45-70

Postby CT_Shooter » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:28 pm

Thanks for the photo and for introducing us to that animal, Andy. Was it good to eat, too?
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