Dry firing is complete for the night (using snap caps). Three months ago it took 14 seconds to start at my waist dry fire twice, simulate recoil each shot, reload, and "fire" two more shots. Tonight I got it down to 8 seconds. The first buffalo in the "Friends of NRA" print I bought at their banquet has been dropped a 1000 times with my 470 K-Gun. I have time for four to five more range sessions. There is a little vertical srtringing issue between barrels, but I am able to hold my groups at 2 1/4" at 50 yards. Sitting here in my new Russel Moccasins I am double checking my packing list. My plans are to walk 4 to 5 miles for the next 21 days. In those 100 miles I will find out if I like the Russels. My favorite pair of boots recently developed a hole in the side. It broke my heart. Airline tickets are in the mail, gun permits are being finalized. Shots are done, malarone, cypro, and other goodies are purchased. Other than a few details I am ready. The only sad part is my wife will not accompany me on this trip, but we will hunt together next year. I have hunted buffalo and felt I handled myself well. Elephant in Omay North with Martin Pieters will define my hunting skills. Now if I can squeeze enough time to fly up to OK and visit George at Champlins. There is a 450-400 Boswell or a 450-400 Jeffery that is looking for a good home.