Made our decision and my first African Hunt will be with Spiral Horns in May 09, 2012

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  1. huntingbigun

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    What a hard choice to make with so many great guys on this site sending me great information but in the end we selected Louis and his Spiral Horns Company for my first hunt in Africa. I will be joined by 3 family members of a great company were I take care of their aviation needs.

    So first a big thanks to all & this site that educated me on Africa Hunting crash course style

    So 14 day hunt where I be after the Spiral Horn grand slam add Nyla, bushbuck & lioness. I just love those animals well the problem is I love them all but I am sure that something may give us a WOW look at that one and change. I really want a big Kudu Gray Ghost.

    My buddy will be going after Cape & Big ole black maned lion, the rest are still fine tuning their list.

    I am bringing my Rem Sendro 300 RUM and Rem XCR 375 H&H which is restocked with Bell & Carlson Medallion, both are customized by myself with action, bedding & etc. It seems that most folks frown on the Rem 700 on here but they have served me well hunting for many years and so I going with bring what you know to shoot mode. Plus increases my shooting funds LOL

    I am thinking about changing the open sights on the 375 heck not much left but the 700 action and barrel anyway


    I really cannot say enough about Louis's attention to detail & communication. Man he can answer questions that I had not thought to ask, so I will try and post up a great hunt when I am done.


    So looks like I got 4 months of planning, reloading and asking more questions so hope you guys do not get to bored with me :cool: well off to find a flight and think about sights, maybe a new scope for 375 and dream about hunting Africa Soon ;)
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    I am sure you made a good choice with Spiral Horn, they are well thought of here. Sounds like a great adventure coming up for you! Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Hi Wayne,
    All the best for your trip! I have no doubt that Louis will take great care of you.

    Best Regards
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    You will have a great trip with Louis and Spiral Horn. I have made two safaris with him and had a wonderful time each trip!
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    Well congratulations and have fun!
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    Good call. My family and I had a blast with Louis and Spriral Horn. Took 5 heads in a 7 day hunt....
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    Congrats, enjoy your hunt and everything leading up to it and following it. Louis seems like a very knowledgeable fellow and should do you right. Looking forward to some pictures and the hunting report.
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    Thanks guys for all the kind words!

    Wayne I will be looking forward to having you and the rest of the party in camp this is going to be a lot of fun.

    Best Regards
    Louis van Bergen
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    Wayne looking forward to your report.
    Make Louis work hard for you. :)
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    I think you made a great choice! I can't wait to hear about your up and coming trip. Lion hunting....awesome.

    I wouldn't worry about the Remington issue. I have one Remington that doesn't cycle worth a $%#&*....and a few more swear words beyond that too. But it's super accurate. Most of my other guns cycle and perform wonderfully. My brothers new Remington SPS 270 Win....according to him is the best gun he's ever owned, and he has some real dandy's....that I would take from him in two seconds. If your Remingtons shoot fine, everytime...take them and don't worry about it.
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    Great! Louis is a great PH and outfitter. I had a blast with Louis and have hunted with him twice. Good luck on the Lion and post pic's when you return:D
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    Thanks for all the encouragement, Louis cannot wait till we get at it, plus it will be my birthday while I am over there, now that is a present I have been waiting for.
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    You have made a GREAT choice! I hunted with "the man" in 2009 and he went above and beyond what anyone could ask or expect of a PH! Since you are going in May he probably won't have his "snowmobile suit" on! Brutus the beast lives on in my living room!
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    I just ordered some Nosler 280 Ackley cases for my 280AI, so I can bring that baby down there if can shoot factory 280 ammo. that way the headstamp will match the gun. I shot bunch mule deer with it this year and those 160 Accubonds where outstanding. The co effecient is crazy on those 7mm bullets. The gun shots sub 1/2 moa all day. Now if I can decide on what to load for the 375 it is not like the barnes tsx so I was thinking about going with Nosler Partions for the lion Any thoughts. I post pics of my babies
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    The 300 gr Partition would be an excellent choice for lion in your .375, nearly perfect. Load it up to near or at 2500 fps and its capable of about anything. My gun liked about 80 grs of IMR 4831 with that bullet, gets about 2530 from a 24" barrel. Good luck!
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    Great I got 5 lbs of 4831, my 270 loves it. I had good luck with the 30 cal noslers on elk, So I load a few and check it out. Thanks
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    Glad to hear it, Brutus is my american bulldogs name lol. thanks
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    Change of plan's Louis got me a great deal on male lions so now he has to make sure that 3 of us come back alive from SA, tickets are bought, guns are ready and all I got to do is wait and keep shooting lol. LIon & Plains now this is my dream.
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    Huntingbigun thanks again for choosing Spiral Horn Safaris we are looking forward to meeting you guys in May!

    This is going to be a very exciting hunt

    Best Regards
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    Louis we are all excited about it for sure, I am tired of shooting grapefruit with the 375 ready to start busting little Ole lion, Africa Bound SOON.

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