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    Rifle Lessons Learned from the Zimbabwe Professional Hunter Proficiency Exam

    Really interesting article and for me as an African hunter wannabe it has really validated my decision to bite the bullet and sell a heap of my hunting rifles and gear to buy a Rigby double square bridge in .416 Rigby for my African dangerous game hunt. It is a buttery smooth action that I have...
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    Rifle Lessons Learned from the Zimbabwe Professional Hunter Proficiency Exam

    Yes I have thought about that at great length. When you spend that amount of money ( in my case $25,000NZD) it has got to do more than fire one perfectly placed bullet. Included in my price was things that made this a heirtage rifle, silver paque with my initials, gold engraving etc. My son will...
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    Rifle Lessons Learned from the Zimbabwe Professional Hunter Proficiency Exam

    I am planning an African hunt for Cape Buffalo and agonised for years over Rifle make, calibre and bullets. Eventually I realised the process should go like this, "Can I afford to go?" Answer "Yes" "Whats my budget?" Answer "$X" "What do I spend that on?" Answer" Best possible quality Rifle and...
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    Hi from NZ

    I have been hunting here in New Zealand for about 50 plus years and have taken all our Trophy animals. Also shot deer for a living in the 70's when the venison trade was in full swing here in NZ. Did a trip to Australia's Northern Territory in 2009 with my middle son and we both took a Water...
 
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