Which species for 1st dangerous game hunt?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Mtgoat, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. DOC-404

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    Very well put. From a PH 'ing point of view, you have this one spot on.
     
  2. Paw Print

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    +1 Spot on.
     
  3. Paw Print

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    Good price for a free range lion,but call it a wild lion not free range,otherwise somebody will hammer you on that one:laughing:
     
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    Got it. Thanks and well put.
     
  5. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Pieter, I initially had "wild" there, but decided to change it to free range. Even a captive bred lion is still wild. If you push him, he's going to bite you.
    If you can't beat them, join them. :D
     
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    +1 Agreed :try:
     
  7. Mtgoat

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    I made my decision - it's going to be lion in 2014.
     
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    Great choice!
     
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    good for you should be a fun hunt.Did you decide what country your going to hunt.
     
  10. Mtgoat

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    South Africa
     
  11. Bobpuckett

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    Good luck Hope you take a really nice one. Keep us posted.
     
  12. Mtgoat

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    Thanks. The next step is going to be buying a gun for the trip. After that comes practice time at the range, followed by more practice time.
     
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    Hope all goes well. Make sure and post pics with a hunting report.
     
  14. Mtgoat

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    You can count on it.
     
  15. PHOENIX PHIL

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    I'd give Honeybadger's Ruger Alaskan a look. You sure won't find a .375 for less and that short barrel could come in handy should that cat take strong exception to you putting a hole in it!
     
  16. Mtgoat

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    What about a CZ 550 American Safari or a Sako AV?
     
  17. Mtgoat

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    How does the 375 Ruger differ from the 375 H&H?
     
  18. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Not belted, holds a little more powder. So slightly better velocity, but other than that not much. Not running the cartridge down, just don't see a lot of upside in comparison to the H&H.
     
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    No animal, anywhere on any planet would know the diff between the two.
     
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    Yes, I'm the first to plead guilty to over analyzing things.
     

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