Recent content by MarkB

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    South Africa will reopen to US tourists!

    How about Canadians? I keep seeing with a 72 hr negative Covid test as a requirement. Hard to believe that when landing in some African countries you can get a test for $60 and have results next day. Dam good on them countries. So far in Canada no such thing exists as far as I know. Its still...
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    Experience with Nosler Accubonds

    Just completed another accubond experience, annual BC trip, (retired and 6 weeks this Covid year, self isolated), 3 accubonds were fired at game. 1 elk, 1 whitetail and 1 wolf all dead. Non went more than 20 yds and no bullets were recovered. All shot with 165 gr from a 300 wsm, now trying some...
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    Namibia bound!!!!

    Congrats and good luck Gizmo. I say add a Damaraland Dik Dik. A very nice life-size mount and iconic to a small part of the world species. On my Namibian safari I ran into a small issue, take MORE $$$$ than you think or have better mental health/strength than I for staying off the trigger...
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    What to do with a giraffe

    Giraffe haunt me. Not because they are haunting but on my first safari I had an opportunity to shoot a huge bull for $300, seen him 3 times, his eye was hanging down out of his head and infected. Budget was tight, other species had higher priority. ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE PH is what I learned. The...
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    Guess RSA is not opening anytime soon...

    Leave a week Monday for my 2 month BC safari so no travel this year, if the FN road blocks, gates and armed mobs don't claim/enforce that "Covid" threat is so great that they must keep resident hunters out of the woods. Could get real ugly. This Covid BS better be over before June 26 2021...
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    Elephants with the largest tusks

    I did opposite, did a Zim PAC, his ivory was 45+ but same as hunting an elusive 90+. Hunt a specific bull, it was an AWESOME hunt and experience, not at night and not an easy hunt, but so much fun. Will do again, I am not one with unlimited funds (do wish), PAC for a few years equals costs for...
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    He will only demand it back after the next fools vote him back in. 2 Billion announced to Provinces today is part of the fool Canadians scam. He will get it back, maybe an OIC?? Ha ha On a good note I did get my postponed contract for now 2021 safari yesterday, now to hope Covid goes away so I...
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    I'm with you, cannot for the life of me even begin to explain the actions, not only Canada but the World has done in response to Covid. I do agree that the pain still coming will be far more hurtful and felt longer than Covid has. Trudope keeps handing out $$$ like its limitless. Wait till he...
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    That certainly explains better what's really going on. Daily I think of the movie invasion of the body snatchers and think OMG its happening. Its just Covid. In the grocery store yesterday, in the washroom seen a guy with mask and gloves, exit the shitter and go straight into store? Crazy stuff. MB
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    For Sale Leupold VX-2 2-7x33 Wind-Plex Reticle

    Dam that border. MB
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    How do you pick your mounts?

    Most responses sound well thought out. I was NOT that way, started very very young when I was invited into an old hunting camp and seen all the mounts, both 1950 shoulder and euro. Understood right then that's what I wanted "my" place to look like. The disease started shortly after, and my...
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    Canvas Is King

    Same as Mort and Red Leg, camping without a gun, rod or both does not happen for me. Great thread, Covid so far has NOT stopped my annual BC safari that starts 6 Sept, will be in a tent until 26 Nov, following the species and seasons all over BC. No rooftop, do have slide in camper but trails in...
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    Moose loads for .375h&h

    I am same as @machinistbutler. Shot a few on opposite side of Canada (BC) with my 375 over the years and always use 260 gr accubonds with RL 15, load up a few different loads and use the load that shoots best in your gun. Good luck. MB
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    Best Caliber for Tiny 10?

    Thanks @Red Leg. That last pic looks to be what I would consider perfect for T10 and night stuff. I can drool/dream. Very nice of you to show. MB
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    Best Caliber for Tiny 10?

    Wow just reading this thread "intrigues" me. Some people?? I do have observations based on my shots on some of the tiny ten and am looking, reading and investigating better options. I am supposed to be on safari now but have a Covid delay. As some of the tiny ten and all the small night...