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Quebec Caribou Hunting

21 Jun 2015
@ 01:40 am (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Going on my first caribou hunt in Quebec in Sept. I'll be shooting my 7 mag loaded with the Hornady 162 gr Aluminum Tipped "National Match" Amax. MV/3080 fps. Bullet BC is .725! At 1200 yds the velocity is 1700 fps and 1050 lbs of energy. Caribou should weight 250-350 pounds. The AT Amax worked extremely well on a whitetail doe that weighed only 70 lbs at 1100 yds. Fragmentation was very good. So should the AT Amax work well out to 1200 yds on the caribou?? The aluminum tip gives excellent penetration then massive fragmentation.


21 Jun 2015
@ 09:44 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Quebec Caribou Hunting
Hi Jim, the projectiles will have annealed with age and the lead will be very powdery now. This may limit penetration under certain circumstances. Nevertheless, the area you will be hunting will most likely be open tundra which means that you will be shooting at around 300 yards and beyond. This will obviously lower your impact velocities so even on a large Caribou, penetration will not be a problem.

If you do get any close range shots, just tuck the bullet in the crease behind the shoulder, avoiding aiming too far back, keep it tight.

All the best for the hunt Jim.
22 Jan 2016
@ 12:11 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Quebec Caribou Hunting
Hey Jim. How was your Caribou hunting trip in Sept mate? I hope you filled up the freezers bud?
25 Jan 2016
@ 05:30 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Quebec Caribou Hunting
Not to hijack the thread, but to Nathan: could you supply a link in regards to your "powdery" lead comment please? I had not seen this nor heard of it, but I miss things, a lot. Thanks.


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