Red Leg
May 19, 2009
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Red Leg

AH ENABLER, Male, from Texas Hill Country

    1. Longrifle
      I read your post about the William Douglas & Sons rifle. Since you have hands on experience, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting additional pictures of the proof marks and your impression about the weapon. As you indicated, there seemed to be a lot of bad information put out. Thank you for your time and consideration.
      Safe Travels and Good Hunting.
    2. Guépard

      I'm in touch with a professional to realize one of my dreams which is the purchase of an express Blaser S2 375 HH. This one is used but is announced as new.
      Would you please be so kind as to communicate the weight of your weapon to me so that I can compare.
      Indeed the weight which is given by the professionnal to me seems to me very light !!
      Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english.
    3. Buff-Buster
      Hey Joe! Hope you're doing well! Would you mind sending me your contact info? I would like to add you to our reference list
      Thanks so much
    4. mikecatt13
      Sent you a PM whenever you have time to check it out. Thanks!
    5. lpace
      Thanks for all of your help and information about Texas! I have no idea when we will make it 'down there' for a recognizance mission, but when we do I would love to have a drink and swap a few 'stories'. :). By the way, nice buffalo! Being a bow hunter and not as young as I used be, I don't know of I will ever get to 'pull the trigger' on one or not....
      1. Red Leg
        Red Leg
        Welcome anytime! Nothing wrong with a fine rifle.
        Apr 8, 2018
    6. Anckur
      Hi red leg i am a new member from india , saw ur old post from 2013 regarding 03 Mannlicher Schoenauer rifle in 6.5×54 cal converted to 6.5×57 , pls do tell were u able to fire the rifle with 6.5×57 cal without any issues , i am asking coz i am also being offered the same rifle in india
    7. Anckur
      Hi sir i am a new member from india , i saw ur old post of 2013 regarding 1903 Mannlicher Schoenaue 6.5 × 54 converted to 6.5× 57 , now i am also getting a MS 1903 model 6.5×54 rechambered to 6.5 × 57 , pls help and tell did you face any issues firing that rifle , thanks
    8. bassasdaindia
      hi red leg

      thank you for your informative reply regarding Cogswell and Harrison , I would greatly appreciate your knowledge and assistance in purchasing this rifle.

      could you please send me your email that I may forward some photos to you (once I receive them ) for your comments

      regards bassasdaindia
    9. Red Leg
      Red Leg
      Have a great hunt with them. Hope you are headed back over soon. Just back from Namibia, and I am off to Argentina for ducks and dove next summer, so will be '13 before I can head back to Africa. Will try to take my son again. Can't afford elephant, so trying to decide whether to repeat leopard or buff.
    10. James.Grage
      REd Legs\

      thanks for your great response...

      I ordered a pair of Courtney boots today...they will go with my white boots on my September trip to SA..
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    Texas Hill Country
    State/Province of residence:
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    About You:
    Former Major General, US Army
    I am a:
    • Hunter
    • Fisherman
    Member of:
    SCI DSC life memberships / NRA Patron Life
    Have you hunted in Africa?:
    Number of times I have hunted in Africa:
    My favorite African country:
    Mexico, Namibia, RSA, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Canada, Mozambique, Spain, US (15 states)
    Species I have hunted in Africa:
    Cape Buffalo (4), Leopard, Blue Wildebeast, Oryx, Warthog, Impala, Kudu, Springbuck, Hartman Zebra, Burchell Zebra, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Steinbok, Common Duiker, Jackal, Baboon, Nyala, Sable, Reedbuck, Oribi, Cape Eland, Livingstone Eland, Suni, Bush Pig, Chobe Bush Buck, Red Duiker, Black Wildebeest, and Lichtenstein Hartebeest.
    My best African Trophy:
    Gold Medal Springbuck (Omaruru, Nam)/ 42" Cape Buffalo (Caprivi, Nam), 31" Waterbuck (Eden, Nam),
    My favorite African trophies:
    Cape Buffalo, Kudu, Livingstone Eland, and Leopard
    My preferred weapon(s):
    .318 Westley Richards, .275 Rigby Highland Stalker, .338WM Custom Mauser, Blaser R8 (.375/.300WM), S2 Blaser (.375 & 30-06), Evans 12 bore Paradox, any golden age British game gun
    What weapon(s) do you hunt with?:
    • Rifle
    • Bow
    • Shotgun
    • Muzzleloader
    My preferred optic(s):
    Leupold /Swarovski/Zeiss/Leica scopes and Leica Binos
    Gear I cannot live without:
    Leica Range-finding binoculars
    My best hunting tip:
    None of us are getting out of this alive; we might as well hunt now.
    My other interests:
    Great books, great guns (love prewar sxs's, combination guns, and rifles), and a great wine. Also, very much into 18th and 19th century militaria.


    "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" American Novelist - W. Churchill

    "The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." L.P. Hartley
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