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  1. Kevin Peacocke

    Can Someone Help Me Judge The Size Of This Croc

    His snout hasn't rounded yet, se he is young. I would say a 10 or 11ft specimen.
  2. Kevin Peacocke

    Any Other Interests???

    Pretty hopeless I think, apparently you can pick out bits between the bones in a cooked fish.
  3. Kevin Peacocke

    Any Other Interests???

    Never tried canning, but we do pickle them. I wonder if I can get a canning kit locally?
  4. Kevin Peacocke

    Blaser R93 Safari

    That is a good looking rifle Jack and just oozes safari. I too like the sling.
  5. Kevin Peacocke

    UPPER BODY STRENGTH

    I have the same problem, using 4kg dumb bells works well for my arms and general chest strength. For my upcomming buffalo hunt in October I will add squats and sit-ups.
  6. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    I have found sense and wisdom across the social, class and education level spectrum. I have also found absolute stupidity across the same range too. I also came from poverty and made a conscious decision to become educated and worked hard to do it. Why? Because I believe it is our human duty to...
  7. Kevin Peacocke

    10 Weeks & Counting to First Safari!!!

    A trip of a lifetime - no, do it over and over! All the very best @ftrovato
  8. Kevin Peacocke

    A good old buffalo

    I would be very interested to know the answer to this too.
  9. Kevin Peacocke

    What's up with todays' gun shops?

    There are plenty of gun stores in South Africa and although there are a good number of black gun tactical shops there are as many traditional ones that will even stock double rifles. To make ends meet they will invariably stock outdoor and hunting stuff too. The larger ones have a a little...
  10. Kevin Peacocke

    "GO HUNTING NOW WHILE YOU ARE PHYSICALLY ABLE!"

    I can hunt all day in semi-flat bush as hot as you wish, but add some hills and things slow down a lot. My toughest hunt ever was a stag in the Scottish highlands. For me the secret is to shed weight, then even a few old injuries can cope.
  11. Kevin Peacocke

    Italian doubles?

    The finish and fit mean nothing if the functionality is faulty. Double rifles generate incredibly high forces, especially the larger bores, so in my humble opinion a third lockup is mandatory. Then comes the precision machining to get those three points to contact simultaneously and that is no...
  12. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    I have missed a fair bit, so please would someone briefly update me: 1. When is Trump due to be sentenced? 2. If he is put in jail can he still be a candidate? 3. If the answer to 2 is yes, what happens if he is in jail and he wins?
  13. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    Hopes are high here that it could be a new beginning
  14. Kevin Peacocke

    .450/400 3" and 3 1/4" versus .375H&H for buffalo..?

    I owned and shot a Ruger No1 in 375 H&H and shot a buffalo, zebra and a lot of smaller game. The same rifle has since shot two more buff and a huge zebra. I now own a 450/400 double, which has yet to take a buff. Everything tells me that they are much the same capability, the 450/400 a bit more...
  15. Kevin Peacocke

    Allure of the Ruger No1

    What calibre do you have?
  16. Kevin Peacocke

    Double Rifle accuracy expectations?

    Yes you will be able to improve on that, minute of apple, but not much better. You are essentially asking two different rifles to behave as one. Best option is to: 1. Experiment with bullets and loads to get both barrels to shoot close together. 2. Then use a red dot to bring that poi to the...
  17. Kevin Peacocke

    Heavy Recoil lead shot in stock?

    Recoil reducers are not just about the weight, but also the motion of it. It must move to counteract the rifle motion.
  18. Kevin Peacocke

    Would you mount a Female Cape Buffalo?

    It is a cow.
  19. Buffalo Cow Down Curved Horns Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

    Buffalo Cow Down Curved Horns Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

  20. Kevin Peacocke

    kruger or victoria falls

    If you haven't seen Victoria Falls it is a must. Forget tiger fishing at that time of year though.
  21. Kevin Peacocke

    Would you mount a Female Cape Buffalo?

    I wouldn't, just not my cup of tea. Here is a very unusual mount with the long curl drop mentioned. This was shot in the Zambezi valley and the mount hangs In a lodge in the Save.
  22. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    Clearly, as @JvW says the Gibbs was the inspiration for the 89b.
  23. Kevin Peacocke

    Optics for Ruger #1

    On my former 375 No1 I fitted a Leica Magnus 1-6.3x24 DG scope, excellent optic, but the eye relief was a tad short. On my new 30-06 No1 I heeded the advice given by several on AH and fitted a Swarovski 1-6 x24i EE. It is entirely correct in every way, so much so that I would say it is the only...
  24. Kevin Peacocke

    What do you think of the new Rigby Shikari?

    What size was the 89 you handled? I have only handled the Africa frame which comes in 375, 416, 450/400, 450, 470 and I think 500. Since the action is more or less the same size throughout the barrels will for sure affect the balance. I am hoping later this year to handle an 89b light frame in...
  25. Kevin Peacocke

    What do you think of the new Rigby Shikari?

    I know of one Shikari coming to Zimbabwe so I will get to handle it and hopefully shoot it. Until then all I can do is reserve judgment, but it will be assessed against my Heym 89b which has set the bar very high.
  26. Kevin Peacocke

    New Double Rifle Build

    Hi AH. Well done on making the order! I think the top wood is the best.
  27. Kevin Peacocke

    Double-up

    It is very slim for sure.
  28. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    Westley Richards just posted this, a 500 and a 470. Their photographic department is as good as their gun making shop.
  29. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    Do it! If it hasn't got wheels it should have two barrels.
  30. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    You sir, 'get it'. Both beautiful doubles, and to hunt in the Save is a treat. I have just booked my buff hunt there with my Heym for October, I can't wait.
  31. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    Absolutely beautiful! One of our salt of the earth PH's here has a 500 CA Rigby, I have shot it, magnificent!
  32. Elephant Carved Ebony Table With Warthog Tusks

    Elephant Carved Ebony Table With Warthog Tusks

  33. Kevin Peacocke

    Let's hear about your first dangerous game hunt, from start to finish

    1. What' made you want to initially hunt dangerous game? I read an article in the Man magazine many years ago about a fellow's first Buffalo hunt, how nervous he was, but how it just had to be. That was me too. 2. Had you hunted Africa previously? Plains game hunt? Or did you dive headfirst...
  34. Kevin Peacocke

    Let's hear about your first dangerous game hunt, from start to finish

    So pleased to hear you will be using the No1, for DG it is either a double or a No1, just for the nostalgia value.
  35. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    Saul, that would be an upper! I hope you are right.
  36. Kevin Peacocke

    A Ruger #1. 275 Rigby I saw

    Someone please call Tom and get pictures!
  37. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    All that look at us can find fault.
  38. Kevin Peacocke

    How far did you track your buffalo?

    Listen VBE, before it is too late, get a pair of the new Courteneys with the boxed toe compartment.
  39. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    But Saul, as Brent and others have said, it is utterly obvious that the fix is in against Trump. You can argue that he brings a lot of his woe upon himself, but it is a weak argument because Biden is a screaming example of the same thing. The Democrats are utterly determined to keep him out of...
  40. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    Even before the court shenanigans and bias, before the verdict, to bring a presidential candidate to court in an election year is not just banana republic, it stinks. The Democrats have crossed a line here that they will live to regret. Even in the Third World this would elicit a strong...
  41. Kevin Peacocke

    Politics

    Irrelevant since the judge defined unanimous as 33%
  42. Kevin Peacocke

    Replica ivory tusks

    Not exactly replicas, but from a warthog I shot a few years back, now having a second life on this elephant. The table is ebony, came out of Kenya about 75 years ago, takes two people to lift it.
  43. Kevin Peacocke

    How far did you track your buffalo?

    About 200metres. We spotted them from the road and crept in as close as we could get, bush to bush.
  44. Kevin Peacocke

    How far did you track your buffalo?

    We couldn't get closer as the ground in between us and them was about 130 meters. Then they lay down and had a nap for an hour or so. When they got up and started walking I took my shot, but it was too far back. It was now evening and the PH made the call not to follow up until the morning. We...
  45. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    All the best for your hunt Dewayne, enjoy every second.
  46. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    OK, someone donate a double, let's do the comp type draw, great idea.
  47. Kevin Peacocke

    The Draw of the Sporting Double Rifle

    Oh no! You of all people need a double (barrels soldered together) to counteract your R8 modernism!
  48. Kevin Peacocke

    Kigelia cream

    Hello All, on the post about hats I mentioned the cream we make that remedies my sun spots. I got a huge response from folks requesting some, so we (my Wife Tess) has made up a batch for you. She has done a bunch of tester pots of about 10 ml and five bigger pots of 50ml. We are not charging...
  49. Kevin Peacocke

    Alaskan Lady that loves to hunt and fish

    No man! Ten Buffalo then, with PG on the side of each!!
  50. Kevin Peacocke

    Alaskan Lady that loves to hunt and fish

    Hello AK, welcome to AH. If you are coming to Africa set your sights on a Buffalo, straight off or build into it. Why not?
 
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