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.270 For Hunting Kudu

.270 for Kudu   Introduction   Can you kill a Kudu with a .270? Yes, you can under certain conditions. If the Kudu was standing 50-yards away from you, perfectly broadside without it knowing you were there. But that is an unlikely or rather uncommon scenario. Is the .270 the ideal caliber for hunting Kudu? That question will need to be answered in depth in order to obtain the correct answer.   Parameters for Success   The rule of thumb for the minimum amount of kinetic energy needed to kill a mature Kudu is around 1500 ft-lbs. The size of the “kill zone” on a Kudu bull ranges from 12 to 16 inches. Essentially then, any caliber and bullet capable...

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Eastern Cape Kudu Hunting

The bright light and shrill from the cell phone resting on the bedside table broke the darkness in the room and cut through the silence. Officially it was time to wake up but in truth, I was awake long before my alarm went off, my mind already tuned and prepped for the task that lay ahead. Today we hunt Kudu.   No Kudu hunt in Africa is ever the same as the last, it doesn't get easier, it certainly doesn't get any less enjoyable and there are no guarantees when you decide that you want to accept the challenge of hunting these prodigious animals. I have guided many hunters onto successfully shooting a mature Kudu bull, I have also failed...

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