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    Swarovski Z5

    I have four Swarovski scopes Z3, Z5, Z6 ee, and Z8i. They are all excellent scopes. I have run into two issues with them: 1) the Z6 and Z8 have larger diameter eyepieces than my Leupold VX6s. As a result the Swarovski’s cannot be mounted as low as the leupolds because of bolt clearance. 2)...
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    Wyatt’s first rifle

    We load 100 gr Speers for deer with good success. It’s a great rifle for a young fellow starting out.
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    Politics

    The only reason he got in was Sessions going to AG and Roy Moore running on the republican ticket. Moore’s shenanigans allowed jones to get in.
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    Botswana opening

    You will have an amazing time. It sounds like you have some touring time after the hunt. You will want to see the falls if you’re in Kasane. If there is any way to get to the delta possibly a flight seeing tour of the delta you should do it. We camped through the parks from Maun to Kasane. It...
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    Politics

    He’s a piece of crap, we need to vote him right out of this state!
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    Torn between two calibers

    That’s hilarious! I’ll have to pay more attention if I ever use them again!
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    Botswana opening

    You’re making my point, you overstated the cost of an elephant hunt in Bots by roughly 100% in your original post. No big deal, just want accurate numbers out there. As an FYI, Rann is the highest of the three I mentioned. Calitz is at 70 for a 14 day hunt in NG41 and Kwatale is at 68 for a 14...
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    The .22 Hornet in Africa?

    I love mine. Bullet selection will be critical!
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    Botswana opening

    As I stated previously, the established concessions that received quota are at half or less than your stated number. I have these numbers and know this to be accurate. I doubt that the auctioned bulls are much higher than that but I really don’t know. NKWE could sort it quickly if Jaco wants to...
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    Botswana opening

    Those were auctioned bulls. Operators like Rann, Calitz, Kwatale had active concessions and received quota. Your number is roughly 2x or a little more than where they are at. Some of the auctioned quota went quite high. I don’t know what the ask is on these but you could check with NKWE on...
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    Wyatt’s first rifle

    Ouch!
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    Botswana opening

    @rookhawk, Bots Ellies are not cheap but you are overstating the cost by about 2x. And they have sort of rolled the quota over. A few bulls have been taken this year. These are not going to count against 2021. As I understand it, think of the 2020 rollover as a minimum with some possibility of...
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    Wyatt’s first rifle

    Well we know how to get a response out of Bob eh? Charlie, it will make a great first gun, just load quality bullets.
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    Wyatt’s first rifle

    Bob, are you sure you don’t have a .243 snuggling up to that Whelen in your safe? [emoji41] Great find Charlie!
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    Minimum caliber for Zebra?

    Sorry Phillip I disagree. I have shot zebra with a .375 and agree it is great for the job. However, the question was, what is a sensible minimum. I have proven to myself with multiple zebra, wildebeest and kudu that a well placed 175 gr A-Frame out of my 7x57 will get the job done every time...
 
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