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    Winchester 1895???

    It's been a minute since I've been on here but I am back nonetheless! With deer season here and gun week coming quickly (I live in OH so we only get 1 week of rifle hunting and it has to be with a straight wall cartridge) I am looking for a classic rifle in a straight wall cartridge. The 1895...
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    Old African Maps?

    I’m getting into them and not sure where to start yet lol. Have you bought from them? They have some cool stuff for sale.
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    Old African Maps?

    Would love to see a picture of it! That’s an awesome map to have.
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    Old African Maps?

    I’ve looked at them online as well as this company. https://alteagallery.com/ the altea Gallery seems legit based off their social media where you can see videos and pictures of them handling their maps for sale.
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    Old African Maps?

    Figured some of you on here are into cartography or like old maps. Does anyone on here have any cool old maps of Africa or other places you'd like to share?
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    Winchester Model 70 Safari Express 416Rrem FS/FT

    Rifle is sold pending funds.
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    I’m both, I don’t mind beating up a beautiful rifle (to an extent) I’m not going to throw a nice rifle in the mud but I’m not going to be upset over normal wear and tear on them. Have you had any experience with the Mauser m98’s? A very attractive gun and defiantly fits what I’m looking for. Not...
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    That’s what I figured an original rigby would be. Defiantly out of my league. I like the CZ but with as picky as I am custom seems the route for me.
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    That’s a very good point. After a few weeks of crying I would probably recover to a manageable level lol. it’s entirely for nostalgia wanting to go this route. Having my name in the rigby ledgers and all that other cool stuff I really enjoy and to me is worth the money. I rarely sell guns so...
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    I’ve never had a custom rifle made so how far does that price range get me? I don’t want a museum looking rifle just something with decent wood and nicely polished steel. Quality is the main thing here rather than looks.
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    Price isn’t a main concern but that said I’m not in the market for a 6 figure gun lol. Something around 15-20k. I know I won’t be satisfied with an off the shelf rifle it’s just the way I am. With that budget though if I can get something quality and to my desires for less then that I’m all...
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    What I want is a Mauser action rigby just not sure what’s currently being produced. They claim Mauser actions but want to be sure it isn’t something that’s rolling down the blaser production line when spending that much money on one. I do like the Mauser rifles. They are still in the price range...
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    That’s what I read on their website and if true then I’d want to go with a rigby. I was told by a friend who is into them more than I am that they are made in the blaser plant. Not sure which is true. I just want a traditionally made English big bore bolt gun. I wouldn’t mind a vintage rigby but...
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    That’s what I was assuming, did Winchester ever make a m70 action big enough to handle the rigby?
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    M70 safari express rechamber to 416 Rigby

    I can’t find much on here or google about the topic so I figured someone on here has to know. Looking into a custom rifle after finding out the new John Rigby rifles aren’t even made in England so I don’t want to go that route anymore. is it possible to rechamber a m70 that’s currently in 416...
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    Ruger M77 458 Lott For Sale

    Beautiful gun, GLWS
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    Winchester Model 70 Safari Express 416Rrem FS/FT

    I’m highly motivated to trade this for a cz550 in 416 rigby!
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    Wanted 416 Rigby Or Remington

    I have a brand new Winchester model 70 safari express in 416 rem mag. Pm for for details or look in the classifieds I just posted it. Gun has some really nice wood on it for being a safari express.
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    Winchester Model 70 Safari Express 416Rrem FS/FT

    Brand new winchester model 70 safari express in 416 win mag. Gun has never been fired but has a few small dings from the safe. All are very small and hardly noticeable. This particular one has some good looking wood which seems to be hit or miss on these. I bought this gun recently and have...
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    My first big bore!

    Thank you, they seem to be hit or miss on the wood for the safari expresses but this one defiantly isn’t bad looking.
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    My first big bore!

    It’s been a little since I’ve been on the the Africa bug is still eating away at me. Today I got my first big bore! t’s a Winchester model 70 safari express in 416 REM MAG. It’s not the Rigby BG I drool over but I’m falling in love with this quickly though. I picked it up at my LGS today. They...
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    Model 70-super express vs safari express?

    Are there any options I might be missing for a bolt action 375? The m70s only hold 3 in the magazine and I see on more Mauser action rifles that have a bigger magazine that’s holding 4. 1 extra round isn’t a deal breaker but honestly I think the bigger magazine looks better imo. I saw there were...
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    Model 70-super express vs safari express?

    Gotcha, thank you. I love the new safari express but would have to do something about the matte finish. It drives me crazy.
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    Do you know anywhere in the states that does driven deer hunts? I am hesitant on a DIY hunt since I really don’t have much knowledge on that area or spot and stalk hunting to begin with. I am a upland hunter at heart
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    Model 70-super express vs safari express?

    Hi guys, I am trying to find out what the differences are between the Winchester safari express and super express. I haven’t been successful finding much here or online. I am thinking about buying a model 70 safari express in 375 H&H but just wish they made a super grade safari express. I...
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    I am not so much as worried about cost just looking for fun game that I can easily do here in America to prepare for Africa. With that said I don’t want to spend the absurd money that elk hunting demands for so little in return compared to Africa. If I can get on some nice animals here in the US...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    That is good to know, thank you! I like the idea of crusader safaris hunting on private land and public land tracts. Obviously there are fences for cattle and such but there isn’t a 15’ tall fence all around the perimeter. any input on crusader safaris and their claim of free range?
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    I agree completely. I agree completely. Regardless of how big the fenced in area is there is always still that thought of how wild are these animals really. For some that’s all that’s needed to shy away from it. Obviously SA if mainly high fenced and it makes a good starting point. The end goal...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    I think you hit the nail on the head. I don’t want to set expectations and it’s hard not to..especially when you want a trip to go perfect. The whole high fence thing I can agree with. When hunting on a couple hundred thousand acres no human or animal is going to realize if there is fence there...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    Do you have any recommendations on SA outfitters that are truly open range? Or is that even a thing in SA?
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    New member Houston

    Welcome to AH, you’ll find the community here is awesome. Loads of first hand knowledge to just about every question you can think of. I haven’t been on here for much more than a few months but you’ll find we do a lot of “enabling” wether it be for another gun purchase or a whole safari. It...
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    Scope help?

    From the models I’ve looked at of the m70 super grade maple it’s a gloss black. Not much blue in it at all. It’ll match nicely with the gloss black of the leupold. Talley offers they’re in a gloss black from what I can tell from pictures online. It should match up nicely, I can live with some...
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    500 Jeffery Club

    I’ve been trying to find a sako 85 but in 308. It’s been tough since they are discontinued now. To my knowledge on speaking with a lot of others the only real issues were in 85’s that are chambered in 375 H&H. They seemed to have the most problems with the shells ejecting at such a sharp angle...
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    Scope help?

    I absolutely love the Zeiss conquest scopes. I have two of them on Remington 700’s one in 270 and the other in 17 centerfire. The one recently took a drop too hard and had to be replaced and they happily just sent me a new scope. it was great dealing with them. However I will never buy another...
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    Scope help?

    Since I’ve been thinking of it and with the knowledge of yours and others I think I won’t put a side mount on and instead go with Talley rings. As for the scope itself, I have word that the custom shop is going to be opening up sometime this year. I was speaking with leupold on options and they...
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    Yeah it seems to be a toss up on guides so far. I have a model 70 super grade in 300wm on the way for my Africa trip. I’m a bit of a m70 fanboy. I like your thinking but I won’t be going until at least next year or early 2025. With the itch already I have to find something in the states that’ll...
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    I would be up for it. Haven’t looked into it much but honestly anything that’s not sitting in a deer stand in 20 degree temps sounds like fun for me to get some bigger animals under my belt.
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    Thank you! I was unaware of the difference in location. Between the two then I'd choose pronghorn and save the money to get a gemsbok on my Africa trip.
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    Looking for the best New Mexico Pronghorn/Oryx Guide

    Since I am mainly an upland hunter and have Africa calling my name, I want to get some "bigger" game under my belt before going over. By bigger I mean something larger than pheasants and coyotes. I can't stand Midwest whitetail hunting but a trophy pronghorn has caught my interest and possibly...
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    Scope help?

    The gun hasn't even arrived to me yet..sigh. Still have a few months to go. I am defiantly leaning away from a side mount and iron sights all together for this. For the reasons like you have listed above. Looking at some other guns that will just be exclusively iron sights. I was unaware that...
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    Scope help?

    For the maple m70 I am kinda rethinking about adding sights or a side mount to it now. Tossing around the idea of something in 300H&H or 7x57mm to keep as my iron sight rifle. I actually was talking to G&H this morning about a separate rifle, a m70 safari express. On that I was wanting to get...
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    Scope help?

    Why is that? Is it not a stable base?
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    That's what I was mainly curious about finding out. I am going to hold out for any DG at least for this trip. It is going to be a family trip so not really the right time to have so many others in a foreign country when something could go wrong. It is a lot to take in even online when you...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    Do you care to share your story on your near death experiences in Africa? That has seemed to be the general consensus is that in SA we will be pretty safe especially with a good PH. Keep my senses alert and don't be dumb.
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    That's why 3 full weeks sounds good for me. I would rather "dilute" the "overhead cost" on a longer trip than to have so much money eaten up my plane tickets for multiple shorter trips. With 15 days hunting it'll still leave some room for sightseeing and whatever else is out there that isn't...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    I have been looking at crusader safaris to go with in South Africa. That's their main thing it seems they advertise about is that it free roaming animals and no high fence. Fences used for cattle but nothing that wont keep an African game animal from jumping. Any feedback about them? I am not...
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    FN Rifle For Sale 30-06

    Pm sent
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    That is kinda what I had in mind, just doing a buffalo if I really feel up to it and obviously if the PH thinks so as well. I am hoping to go for 10 days of hunting at a minimum. Hopefully more like 15 so I can do some bird hunting. I haven’t thought of night hunting but that sounds like a...
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    That defiantly will make its way into the itinerary! I am blessed to have a large farm and have thought about making my own track system to be able to train a lot for a charge.
 
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