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    Question: Kilombero v. Selous

    Even in the Selous it can differ from concession to concession depending how they are managed. It really is finding the good straw amongst the chaff. Generalizations don't work. Good luck.
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    New(er) cartridges for Plains Game?

    I've know of people landing with nothing. No rifle, no ammo and no luggage. How often have you been separated from your ammo ? You hear about it being a potential issue, a bit like catching gastro. I would like to hear your own experiences.
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    New(er) cartridges for Plains Game?

    No one goes to Africa hunting without being driven by some form of Romanticism or the desire for a Traditional experience. I myself have chosen and used a 9.3x62 for one such trip to fulfill these desires. But times change and so do options. I've been called a FUDD on a few firearms sites but...
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    Which is the best game meat?

    Best roast I've ever eaten was Gemsbok rump cooked in a traditional Afrikaans way. The best biltong was Elephant from the 1984 Hwange cull.
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    Rifle for Plains game

    There is a tremendous amount of game and good hunting to be had with a .243W. Not all game is over 200 lbs and I wouldn't discount it. Blesbok, Impala, Dassies, wart hog, smaller antelope etc etc.. What does she want to shoot ? It would be my choice for a second rifle. You list plains game so I...
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    .416 Rigby - Will this stock hold up?

    Definitely you will need to re-stock it. A replacement Weatherby stock and a bedding job would be the easiest way to go. If the price was right it would make a good Big Game rifle capable of handling the hottest loads. I wouldn't fuss too much about it being or not being CRF. Most CRF rifles...
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    Old Faithful - My 7x57mm Mauser

    My custom 7x57 was good for deer beyond par and game up to 100 kg (Think a mans weight) though I did shoot larger game with it. That's about all. I would not take one to Africa. It's a specialist cartridge that needs to be used as your only rifle to learn its every strength and weakness. Life...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Fantastic Adventure With Chris Troskie Safaris!

    Congratulations Ben. I said you wouldn't go wrong with Chris as he is as honest as the day is long and listens to his clients. It took me five trips to get control of my love of Africa. You still have a few to go. (Insert happy face emoticon).
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    Your interpretation from WDM Bell's Article in The American Rifleman

    I have serious doubts about Bell as well. Herds that had never been hunted are almost docile if not feeling threatened. His writings came many, many years after his actual domicile in Africa and like so many hunters relying on income from writings ... well you get the point. Many of these...
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    Questions About the CZ 550

    I've owned two. A .308W which I took to Africa for my first paid hunt and a .416Rigby which is now shooting buff in the Northern Territory of Australia with another owner. Great guns. The standard triggers are fine and the bedding is fine (if inspected by a competent gunsmith who knows what they...
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    6.5x54 M-S at Distance

    OMG its an 'olde worlde' 6.5 Creedmore.
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    Barnes 30 cal 165 GR TTSX BT on game

    This is the most accurate projectile in my Vanguard .300 Weatherby. Who has used this projectile and what game have you used it on ?
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    At least 50 dead, 200 wounded at shooting on Las Vegas Strip

    This forum has a larger than normal representation of paranoid tin foil hat wearers. Until anything is proven your all pissing into the wind.
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    What was your impression of South Africa when you visited?

    I have been to South Africa a number of times. Not recently however. The one thing about South Africa is the rate of change. It is always different each time I have been there. 1985, was apartheid and whites were still royal game (not to be shot at or exported). Hunted a private ranch outside...
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    The shoulder carry

    I believe its an African tradition. based on two centuries of hunting with black powder and then later double rifles and heavy express magazine rifles. It is inherently unsafe if there is a round in the chamber. I never use a sling as it becomes an incumberence in thick bush and can get caught...