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  1. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Bad Boy Melvin

    @CBH Australia To continue from my post Way back when projectiles we used were mainly the Australian made Tipans. They were just a basic cup and core bullet but they did the job. There were a few Speer and Sierra projectiles around and a spattering of Hornady but these were expensive compared...
  2. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Bad Boy Melvin

    @CBH Australia Chris Back when I started shooting in the 70s the popular cartridges with the people I hung out with were the 22 Hornet, 222rem, 22-250 and a few model 96 Swedes in 6.5x55. Sorry but there were a few 303s and 303-25s as we couldn't afford the classy rifles. Back then rabbits...
  3. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    When hunting species like zebra or gemsbuck does the sex of the animal matter to hunters?

    @cash_tx Sex is mind over matter. If she don't mind it don't matter. Bob
  4. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    When hunting species like zebra or gemsbuck does the sex of the animal matter to hunters?

    @Ridge Runner. Fortunately I'm married so no longer need to hunt females. Like yourself I may be past my prime but it's no use hunting females it's far to dangerous. Besides that at my age my new midnight is now 9pm. After that I turn back into a pumpkin. When hunting game in Australia it...
  5. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    When hunting species like zebra or gemsbuck does the sex of the animal matter to hunters?

    @btheis13 I don't know about female zebra being bigger This is my stallion. Now he his beeeg. My son's female gemsbok was a cull animal but she had nice 40" horns, where as the make I shot had 38" horns. The males were considerably thicker than the female BUT BOTH were good quality in my books. Bob
  6. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Norma Oryx on thick skinned game

    @Longwalker I would definitely NOT describe giraffe as thin skinned after seeing the hide come off one. Bob
  7. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    400 H&H

    @Pheroze There's only one thing better than a 35 Whelen and that's A 400 WHELEN. Even more of an already good thing. Bob
  8. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @BigSteve57 I agree with your logic But to me availability doesn't enter into it. That's why I reload and have a bucket full of components for my cartridge choices. The rounds I have settled on are unfortunately reloaders choices and not commonly available. Even store bought rounds for my once...
  9. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @BigSteve57 I thought so. @Peterwho is a pretty good shot and both animals were shot at the same distance with the same placement and same Remington factory projectiles PSPCL. In the federal blue box with 100gn soft points I have seen mixed results in goats and Roo's from working extremely...
  10. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @PCC600 I KNOW BUT rush to get to Katherine to start our 3 month holiday Bob
  11. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @BigSteve57 At times it's both. Wrong projectiles and a person who can't shoot as well as they think.. I've seen good shooters fail with the wrong projectiles and bad shooters fail with the right projectiles. I've also seen good shooters fail with the right projectiles. Not everyone is perfect...
  12. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @PCC600 Unfortunately the closest I will get to you in the near future is Charleville in my way to Broome in June. But we will make it happen one day Bob
  13. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @Tintin The flying squad take an even dimmer view of everything. No sense of humour those blokes A fellow truck driver got pulled over and asked to blow in the bag for an alcohol test. When they asked him if he would under go a drug test he decided to have a bit of fun to lighten the moment. He...
  14. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @PCC600 Wish I had known you were in Brivegas mate. I would have tried to organise to see you when I was up there less than two months ago. I caught up with @rdog again and I can assure you he is a really top bloke so is @Rule 303, I caught up with him previously and we chewed the fat and told...
  15. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show Us Your Hunting Knife

    Just had a new knife made for my son by my good friend ted Mitchell. Nitro V blade and white mircarta scales. Bob
  16. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Another .300 Win Mag in the stable...

    @CBH Australia Chris Sambar aren't armour plated mate. The last one I shot was with my Savage in big standard 270 win before I rebarreled it to the Whelen. It was loaded with 130gn ACPs at a bit over 3,100fps. He was slightly quartering away.One shot and he didn't even take a step, just...
  17. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @Red Leg I think you know enough about the Whelen now mate. I agree with you about the 87 grainers especially the VMax. When I started loading the 95gn SST and 100gn round nose the mates kill rate improved a lot. Those little 100gn round nose sue do a lot of damage to bigger pig and the...
  18. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @BigSteve57 A fellow member @peter Who, shot two fallow bucks at around 70 yards with his 243 and Remington 100gn PSPCL. The first one went down to a nice chest shot. The 2nd one same shot placement and down as well. When he went to retrieve them the first one got up and ran off. Despite much...
  19. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    So, I Was In The Loading Room Today...

    @PARA45 Your kidding yoursef old son. When you retire the wife will have you doing the stuff you've been putting if for a while. You will be lucky to see the reloading room let alone go into it. Womenfolk have a strange way of keeping you busy in ways and with jobs you didn't even know existed. Bob
  20. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @cajunchefray Shame on you for even thinking the horrible little 243 loaded with a Barnes would equal a 157 Roberts. Y'all must have been eatin to many shrimp poboys and drinkin to much moonshine it seems to have given y'all a temporary loss of memory of why you ain't got one NO MATTER WHAT...
  21. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @BigSteve57 But what projectiles were you using Bob
  22. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    My .243 story so far...

    @Badboymelvin Russ Please don't use those 87gn VMax on anything bigger than a small goat unless you are using head shots. They are the most miserable shit performing Bullet on medium game that I have come across. I have seen that much wounded game with them that I have had to finish off that it...
  23. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    416 WSM first range trip

    @michael458 If'n he really cared he would have got her a lovely tower of power, a 35 Whelen. Ha Ha Ha Ha Bob
  24. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    One final rodeo, bolt-action or double rifle for my last big bore thumper?

    @375Ruger416 Fortunately I have a Whelen then. A double is well above my pay grade. Bob
  25. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    One final rodeo, bolt-action or double rifle for my last big bore thumper?

    @Northern Shooter Nothing screams bigbore than a double in 470 or 500. It is the quintessential rifle if Africa. Bob
  26. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show your work horses and bubba rifles

    @Badboymelvin Russ When I shot it I thought I would need 2 pairs of big boy pants from what you were saying BUT I could have worn my wife's frilly knickers ( if they fitted me) that's how pleasant I found it. If I could post the video of me shooting it I would. Then again it did look small in...
  27. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Custom 460 weatherby

    @CO_mtnman You are a better man than me Gunga Din. After three full power factory loads out of a MkV without a muzzle brake I was cured if ever wanting one Bob
  28. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show your work horses and bubba rifles

    @Badboymelvin After shooting that rifle I call it the pussycat that roars. Gentle in the recoil but packs a big punch in tuther end. Bob
  29. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @Tintin And here's me thinking a man of your means would have a space of them. A nice twelve and a sweet sixteen. Bob
  30. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Custom 460 weatherby

    @Flewis I must be lucky then. My Whelen has the same poi with or without the brake on it. Either lucky, good workmanship or tin arse load development. Bob
  31. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Alcoholic???

    @Ridge Runner Y'all must be as drunk as @BeeMaa. Neither of Yas knows one end of the stick from tuther. It taint an or-stray- yun pointun dawg. I've seen one of those and they don't look like that. No y'all got me befuddled. Those big puppy dog eye's sure make it cute as all get out tho. It's...
  32. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

    @Badboymelvin 35 Whelen with different loads for anything. All group same poi at 100 except the 310. No playing around selecting rifle. Open safe, grab the Whelen and go hunt anything Problem solved. Bob
  33. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Alcoholic???

    @BeeMaa You must be drunk you fool. Any sober person can plainly see it's a doberman. Ha Ha Ha Ha Lay off the booze and have another look Bob
  34. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    A Rigby morning stalk

    @Tintin Maybe just maybe if'n you had used something a little less exotic you may have got your quarry, just saying. Maybe something cheaper like let's say a nice little Purdy 12 bore would be more suitable. Bob
  35. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

    @Deepfork That Whelen load is really humping along Please pm me the details. Bob
  36. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Anybody use "military NATO" primers?

    @Axle2010 Mate he who snoozes loses. Next time but then, you can always in sell them at the same price if'n you don't like them. Bob
  37. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show your work horses and bubba rifles

    @Corey0372 Love the high tech bedding job. Hey it works and keeps the old girl going. Bob
  38. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show your work horses and bubba rifles

    @mauserhunter That ppu brass won't be much good if'n y'all shot it up. Better go with the lapua. HA HA HA HA HA HA Bob
  39. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    10's & 12 3.5"

    Don't know what all the fuss is about In Australia we can't get or use 3.5" shot shells or shotguns. Our govt won't trust us with anything that powerfull. Three inch in a 12 bore is as big as we can go. A 3" sellior and bellot magnum slugs in an a light Mossberg bolt gun is as much fun as I...
  40. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Show your work horses and bubba rifles

    @mauserhunter It's good to see the scope will hit a 6" gong every time but how does the rifle shoot Ha Ha Ha Bob
  41. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Some not so common Handguns

    @Din Hinton As much as I like the automag I prefer the 50cal desert eagle but if'n I had my choice I would settle for a Wilson combat 45acp. Bob
  42. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Mispronounced gun names

    @Doug Hamilton Auto correct pisses me off no end Bob
  43. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Mispronounced gun names

    @Doug Hamilton If'n that's the case do I hunt lion or lew- ons. This is based on the fact the lions are called Leo the lion Just wondering. Bob
  44. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Welcome To The Wonderful World Of BSA

    Sarg Looks like a P14 BUT there rear ears are missing and it's drilled and tapped for scope mounting. To me it looks like BSA may have got hold of it and modified it to a sporting rifle then had it proofed and stamped with their logo Holland and Holland did the same with P14s & M17s when the...
  45. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Some not so common Handguns

    @Sourdough Yeah but can he shoot Lucky it's not an Alex Baldwin gun or he would probably blows his dang foot off re holstering it Bob
  46. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Some not so common Handguns

    @Bullthrower338 Cody is it true you are sending that to me. Just asking a friend told me. Only ever seen one in Australia. That would make two Bob
  47. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Some not so common Handguns

    @Tubby’s Canteen If'n it ain't registered it never existed. Bob
  48. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Some not so common Handguns

    @Red Leg When I first started reading this I thought Red Leg in a dress, I would pay to see that and wondered if'n y'all kept it in your bra or garter. Fortunately I read on. Nicely engraved James Bond gun he loves the little PPK . My gunsmith has a fully engraved gold plated one that his...
  49. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Welcome To The Wonderful World Of BSA

    @R eight In Australia a lot of those little martini cadets were converted to 22 Hornet, 22K Hornet, 218 Bee and we even invented the 222 rimmed for use in the Martini. Bob
  50. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

    Welcome To The Wonderful World Of BSA

    @Sarg I never knew BSA made P14s as the original P13 was sent to America to be made but the war intervened and at became the the P14 made by Remington, Winchester and Eddystone. After they cancelled the contract it then became the M17 to supplement the US Springfield. After the war Remington...
 
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