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  1. 30-06 180gr Nosler AB Bullet Performance

    30-06 180gr Nosler AB Bullet Performance

    Blue Wildebeest at 214 m standing square. Double lung and heart shot. Bullet found trapped under skin on the exit side. 30-06 180gr Nosler AB @ 2685 f/s Retained weight - 110.8gr Bull ran about 60 m before going down.
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    Bullet Performance Database

    Blue Wildebeest at 214 m standing square. Double lung and heart shot. Bullet found trapped under skin on the exit side. 30-06 180gr Nosler AB @ 2685 f/s Retained weight - 110.8gr Bull ran about 60 m before going down.
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    Son's first African hunt advice

    at 13 he is allowed to have a beer in the evening at the fire. :-) Especially if the day was successful.
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    300 Win Mag options?

    Ridgewalker is giving very good advise. If I may add. Know the anatomy of the animals. Hunting in the plains will be ok as you will see the complete animal most of the time. Hunting in the bush, you might only see parts of the animal through the bush. It is not always going to be a square on...
  5. Marlin 336 Y Rifle in 30-30 Win

    Marlin 336 Y Rifle in 30-30 Win

    I hunt warthog and bush pig in the maize fields and bush. I used to use a shot gun with slugs and a 357 Mag revolver as back up. The problem is the the shotgun has 2 slugs only. When the bush pig comes for you , 2 is not a lot. Second is that the shotgun is too long to swing in the maize fields...
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    2020 Bow Battle Video: Hoyt vs Mathews vs Bowtech vs PSE vs Elite vs Bear

    Wow! Thanks for a really comprehensive and objective evaluation of the bows. I really enjoyed watching it.
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    Bluing and Glare

    Movement and scent is your biggest problem. When walking, stay about 2 -3 yards directly behind your guide. You do what he does. If he stops, you stop etc. It is his job to track and find animals. He knows the environment and the prey. He will also shield you from the animals seeing you. When...
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    US Hunters purchasing ammunition in South Africa while on Safari

    Safari and Outdoor has large shops in Jo'burg, East Rand and Pretoria. All easy accessible from the main highways to North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces from OR Tambo in Jo'burg. So an easy stop on the way top your hunting destination, should you require to purchase ammo.
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    US Hunters purchasing ammunition in South Africa while on Safari

    Shootist43 asked me to find out about the procedures and documents required when a US hunter wants to purchase ammo in SA while on Safari. I have asked a couple of Weapons and ammo dealers as well as a local Outfitter what the requirements and procedures are. 1. You will need to produce your...
  10. South African Bushveld

    South African Bushveld

    Just spend a week on the game farm again .It is between Vaalwater and Modimolle. True South African bushveld. Just attaching a picture to remind everyone what our bushveld looks like. When hunting here chose your caliber and bullets wisely. Shots are taken in the small gap between the tree...
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    Berger bullets in Africa

    Just spend a week on the game farm again .It is between Vaalwater and Modimolle. True South African bushveld. Just attaching a picture to remind everyone what our bushveld looks like. When hunting here chose your caliber and bullets wisely. Shots are taken in the small gap between the tree...
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    Knife design

    Fair price for a beautiful hand crafted knife.
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    Berger bullets in Africa

    300 Win Mag in both cases. I remember the hunter mentioned VLD - not sure if it was 175 or 180 gr.
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    Berger bullets in Africa

    This is exactly my point. Using a Berger on a quartering or full frontal is a bad idea as it disintegrates and a poor shot. Using Barnes, Swift or Nosler, it is a perfectly fine shot and as deadly as square on, as you destroy the major arteries and heart.
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    Berger bullets in Africa

    Yes you are correct. I have never hunted with Berger but I was the spotter last year on our Kalahari trip where my hunting buddy shot a Gemsbok on the shoulder. The bullet disintegrated on the bone and the Gemsie showed us the farm for the next 6 hours. Second experience with a Berger was this...
 
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