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    Hi guys,

    I am currently studying in Pretoria. My mother owns a small game ranch in the Thabazimbi district in Limpopo. I guess that says what my holidays are like!
    I enjoy picking up my bow and heading to the veld, I'm really trying for the walk and stalk. I also enjoy wingshooting - watefowling, game birds and pigeons (busy training my GSP pup!). Unfortunately I dont own my own rifle just yet. Only a few more months to go!

    I love the spiral horns as well as the big game. But all game makes my blood rush! Hopefully in the future I may be able to host some of you at my own lodge and outfitting camp - we all allowed to dream!

    I look forward to learning from some of the experienced African hunters!

    Thank you guys for an awesome forum.
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    hi david welcome to AH. what rifle are you planning on getting when the day arrives?

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    Welcome to the forum David, looking forward to some pictures and stories.
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    Welcome to AH. Good luck with your studies.
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    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    Spike I'm currently looking around.. Must say a .338 Sabi or 8x64 Brenneke might be up there! Although reloading may be time consuming. In that case a .300WinMag might really suit me. At this time I'm still looking around, listening and learning. A nice medium bore rifle is the way I want to go to start off with, something I can use in the bushveld and if I must on longer ranges as well.

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    Welcome to AH David! The 300 Win Mag is a good choice and one of my favorite.
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    ..hope your'e also a 'BULLS' supporter..! Otherwise you'll be learning nothing from this experienced African hunter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobpuckett View Post
    Welcome to AH David! The 300 Win Mag is a good choice and one of my favorite.
    Its also one of my favorite, and close to my heart too! My grandfather taught me to shoot with his 300WM when I first started shooting.

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    I am indeed! And a passionate one at that!


    Thank you again for the welcome guys

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    Hi David. I have just joined today. I am an ex Pretoria Boys High and now live in Napier in the Overberg. Many years ago, I hunted in Thabazimbi and Rustenburg. Just done a gemsbok and springbok hunt in namibia. Would love to do a bushveld hunt again in that area sometime again. Let me know when you are up and running. I am on FB. Good luck with your studies. Regards. Barry

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    Hi David. Regarding the choice of calibers: You will get 22 different recommendations from 22 hunters. Yes, the 300win Mag is a very good caliber, but I personally would not recommend it easily - certainly not for bushveld shooting. Ideal for Namibia plains game at 200mtr plus. You mention "longer ranges". How long? I would rather opt for a 30-06. Do not be deceived by the "Oh, but you can buy/load seven different bullet weights". A 165g or 180gr does the trick, and stick to one always. I have owned one for 35 odd years. Also, the 30-06 is the benchmark in so far as recoil is concerned. Good ammo is also cheaper. If the bush is thick and your shots are therefore not over 200mtr, then even a .308 is ideal. (It is the most popular caliber for Bisley - incl distances upto 500mtrs). Remember too, that you love bow hunting, so I suspect that most of your shooting game will be done with a bow.

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    Welcome to the forum, David !

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