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The finished rifle from Dan Dowling (above) features a Schneider No. 5 contour barrel, Robar NP3 coated receiver, and McMillan stock. The rifle carries a Swarovski 3-12x50mm scope with a TDS Tri-Factor reticle. The first animal taken with the .339 Déjà vu was this kudu (bottom, right). The shot was 375 yards as the animal was quartering facing Jacob. The shot went through the front shoulder and existed just forward of the diaphragm. Note that the rifle still carries the original Remington stock from which the rifle was built, and the Robar NP3 finish has not yet been added. The last animal taken in Africa with the .339 Déjà vu was this nyala (bottom, left). The 225-grain Barnes X penetrated just behind the diaphragm as he was running into the bush. It exited through the off side front shoulder. It was the last evening of the hunt, and Jacob took the only shot available. 56 W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 2