Roger Moore

Roger Moore
Roger Moore shot this Ibex from 574 yards using his McMillan TAC-300 rifle. Roger hand loaded 74 grains of RL 19 behind Barnes TTSX 168 grain bullets. The shot was made at 15,200 feet elevation shooting at a downward angle of almost 60 degrees. The Ibex was hit in the shoulder and acted as if nothing had happened. He and the herd ran right at Roger and his fellow hunters but stopped at 298 yards broadside. Roger shot again in the same shoulder and heard the distinct hit. Again, the Ibex ran off another couple hundred yards without so much as a stumble before he stopped. Roger shot a third time and again heard the thud but did not knock him down. Again the Ibex ran off until he stopped and swayed then fell and tumbled head over heels for 600 or 700 yards. Upon examination the Ibex had three exit wounds on the off shoulder within four or five inches of each other. According to Roger, "The rifle did what I wanted it to do—namely get me within range without extensive hiking at altitude." Roger recommends using a heavier bullet, probably a 190-grain and create a slower load so most of the energy is absorbed by the game.