Kimber 8400 Caprivi
This is a discussion on Kimber 8400 Caprivi within the .375 & Up forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; Stocky, is this the gun you ended up taking to Zim? I saw your other post on performance of the ...
10-30-2013, 02:26 PM #21
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Stocky, is this the gun you ended up taking to Zim? I saw your other post on performance of the TSX bullets and was curious whether it was through the Kimber. I just picked up a slightly used Caprivi in 375 H & H, looking ahead to a buff hunt in 2015. It is an absolutely beautiful gun. I have been playing around with a Whitworth in 458 wm, but I have had problems with it properly ejecting empty rounds. Can't have that on a follow-up on an angry buff! Anyway, I came accross the Kimber and decided I might just go with the 375 and use it for buff as well as some plains animals still on my list. It is a long time to 2015, but that is my current thinking. I am going to send some lead down the tube this weekend to see how it shoots."I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy"...Ernest Hemingway
11-03-2013, 03:43 PM #22
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When I mentioned that I might bring the Caprivi to my PH, Walla Albertse, he told me if I got off the plane without my tried-and-true .375 M70 "Dragonslayer" I'd either have to fly home and get it while he waited or be prepared to walk to the Swartruggens Camp. It was not that he didn't like the Kimber, he's had a client with one before and it worked great, but he's guided me into literally two-dozen trophies with the 70 from steenbok to eland, giraffe and buffalo, so he's kinda' biased. Even when I pull out a perfectly fine "second" rifle from the case he kind of sneers at it and says I can use it if we get a chance but, "is the Dragonslayer is in the truck, too?"
You know how those African PH's can get ... they just like to avoid chasing wounded animals I guess, even if it means their client has to use the same old "boring" rifle over and over again.-----------------
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