Good hunting to everybody. My name is Mike Shukis and I live in Moscow, Russia. I am a free lance gun/hunting writer, and a hunting consultant. Most of my clients are Russians, but, I have a few from other countries too. I love both of my jobs; one allows me to spend roughly 100-120 days per year in the hunting areas, mostly in Africa; thanx to another, I get to share my experiences with fellow hunters thru the pages of Russian hunting magazines, though I should write more often. I understand that everything has been invented and discovered, that's why I mostly rely on the experience of the real professionals, the African PHs. I am lucky to have quite a few good friends among them. I am a rifle nut, as I love everything with a rifling. This is the 1st time that I am participating in any forums. So, I am not familiar with a lot of stuff here. But, I'd love to learn more, and, I will share that little that I happen to know.