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Hello from Pretoria, RSA

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    Hello everyone,

    I have just joined up after lurking for quite some time. I have found myself coming back to this forum, more and more, due to all the information and experiences present.

    I have hunted in SA (obviously) and Namibia. I shoot .25-06, .30-06, .375 H&H and until recently .45-70. It was a Ruger No.1 and I sold it to finance the .375. The sale has come to haunt me...

    I have hunted springbuck (common & black), mountain reedbuck, warthog, bushpig, blesbuck, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, kudu, zebra and eland.

    Regards

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    Welcome to AH I am sure you will enjoy it here... The 375 in my opinion is a good option why the disappointment ?

    My best always.
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    Hi Jaco, thanks.

    I'm not dissapointed with the .375 at all. Always wanted one.

    The Ruger No.1 was however, a goodlooking rifle and a pleasure to shoot and carry (especially in the bushveld). It is more about the rifle and the action, than the calibre.

    I think I will have to start looking for another Ruger No.1 soon. In something like 7x57.

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    For sure !!! that's the spirit!!

    My best always
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    Welcome Have been to/through Pertoria a couple of times. Glad to have you here.

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    .... to AH. Along with the 7x57, you'll also need to get a .300 H&H and a .404 Jeffery..

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    Glad to have you as a member here on AH. Just curious with your moniker, are any of your rifles Musgrave's?
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    Welcome to AH, Musgrave!

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    Welcome to AH Musgrave !

    A Ruger n1 in 7x57 is a great choice. I had one and sold it, still regretting it .

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    Will post pictures at some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Glad to have you as a member here on AH. Just curious with your moniker, are any of your rifles Musgrave's?
    Indeed, my .30-06 is a Model 80 Musgrave my father gave me. He bought it in the early 1980's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musgrave View Post
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    Will post pictures at some time.



    Indeed, my .30-06 is a Model 80 Musgrave my father gave me. He bought it in the early 1980's.
    My understanding is they are a great rifle. If I remember correct Capstick loved his.

    I was in Ermelo a couple of years ago with a friend who stopped in to a gun shop to see how work was coming along on a rifle he had left with them. I looked around but didn't pay much attention. A couple of days later Musgrave rifles came up in conversation and he said I was just there. The shop we were in was the remnants of the old Musgrave and they were still making Musgrave rifles. If I had known that I would have wanted to spend some time there. Someday I would like to be able to handle and shoot one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyati View Post
    Welcome to AH Musgrave !

    A Ruger n1 in 7x57 is a great choice. I had one and sold it, still regretting it .
    Too bad for you! LOL! I bought one and still have it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Someday I would like to be able to handle and shoot one.
    Yup..the lads at JJ WAPENS in Ermelo have, I am happy to say, resurrected the fine Musgrave. Their custom stocks are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    My understanding is they are a great rifle. If I remember correct Capstick loved his.

    I was in Ermelo a couple of years ago with a friend who stopped in to a gun shop to see how work was coming along on a rifle he had left with them. I looked around but didn't pay much attention. A couple of days later Musgrave rifles came up in conversation and he said I was just there. The shop we were in was the remnants of the old Musgrave and they were still making Musgrave rifles. If I had known that I would have wanted to spend some time there. Someday I would like to be able to handle and shoot one.
    Quote Originally Posted by DOCMAN View Post
    Yup..the lads at JJ WAPENS in Ermelo have, I am happy to say, resurrected the fine Musgrave. Their custom stocks are excellent.

    MUSGRAVE RIFLES - Wildman Hunting And Outdoor
    Yes, JJ Wapens bought the rights to the name and some leftover parts. The original Musgraves (such as mine) were built in the town of Bloemfontein, Free State province in South Africa. Simple working rifles, with excellent accuracy.

    Personally, I don't like the "new" Musgraves. Just a matter of personal taste, that's all.

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    Welcome to AH!!!! Dont forget to share your experiences......!!!!
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