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  1. DaveL

    ZIMBABWE: Hunting The BVC In Zimbabwe For Buffalo, John Sharp Safaris Exceeding Expectations

    Well Tim, as our friend Cody likes to remind us ....:LOL::LOL: ... you know the rest!
  2. DaveL

    ZIMBABWE: Hunting The BVC In Zimbabwe For Buffalo, John Sharp Safaris Exceeding Expectations

    Very special safari with very special people! Tim, Cody and Uncle John, you are gentlemen of the highest order. It was a rare privilege to be in the wilds of Zimbabwe with you chaps. By far one of my most memorable safaris to date. Thank you gents, let's do it again!
  3. DaveL

    ZIMBABWE: Hunting The BVC In Zimbabwe For Buffalo, John Sharp Safaris Exceeding Expectations

    Cody I am still pissing myself laughing about this!
  4. DaveL

    MOZAMBIQUE: Has Anyone Hunted With Legedema Safaris?

    I've heard exactly the same thing.
  5. DaveL

    Flashlight advice

    I've found the Nitecore range of LED flashlights to be exceptional. Their HC60 headlamp and their MH12GT handheld unit are my go to tools when I'm operating in the bush in Northern Mozambique. Believe me as a PH following something nasty at night, you want the best possible torch out there! Good...
  6. DaveL

    Sabatti Safari Double Rifle

    So what should the crown look like if the gun is not one of those Cabela's ones with gremlins? Again, I'm one of those double gun tyros but am very interested in a Sabatti in either .470 or .500.
  7. DaveL

    Comment by 'DaveL' in media 'Mozambique Hunting Eland'

    Will do my best!
  8. Mozambique Hunting Eland

    Mozambique Hunting Eland

  9. DaveL

    Giraffes Declared An Endangered Species In Kenya

    Watch... some 'anti' will throw the blame game and try make it land at our feet, depsite hunting being banned there since the '70's Sometimes I feel there is no remedy for stupid...!
  10. DaveL

    Giraffes Declared An Endangered Species In Kenya

    Too bloody true!
  11. DaveL

    Judging Eland

    Guided a fellow to this lovely bull in Niassa last year, October '18. Took him cleanly with one shot at 220 yards with a .416 Rem. Love hunting these blue grey bulls!
  12. DaveL

    Red dot options for CZ 550 in .458 Lott

    That Sir, looks postively lethal! Nice!
  13. DaveL

    Red dot options for CZ 550 in .458 Lott

    Longwalker, much obliged for this, thank you!
  14. DaveL

    How are the new Sabatti's in .470 and .500?

    This is why I enjoy this forum! The wealth of knowledge out there circulating amongst the members is top drawer. I appreciate your input here, as I do the other members.
  15. DaveL

    How are the new Sabatti's in .470 and .500?

    Hi Cody! I've heard the same thing about the 450/400's. However I'm glad there is a solution! I think a .500 is on the cards for me in the not too distant future! Looking forward to August! Its going to be a good one! Best Dave
  16. DaveL

    416 Rem Mag vs 404 Jeffrey

    I think it comes down to sentimentality. The thought of the old .404 Jeff does stir nostaglic thoughts of a time gone by. However if a guest rocked up with either a .404 or .416 for his buff hunt, I would be a happy PH regardless. Both fantastic calibres! I had some fellows last year on buff PG...
  17. DaveL

    Red dot options for CZ 550 in .458 Lott

    Another question here guys... I have a Burris Fast Fire 3 that I want to mount on my CZ 550 in .458 Lott. The CZ's do not have picatinny's so make the mounting of reflex sights, particularly Trijicons and Fast Fire's, a bit difficult. Has anyone gone this route and can offer me some advice...
  18. DaveL

    How are the new Sabatti's in .470 and .500?

    Hi Chaps I had a look at some lovely looking Sabatti's in 470 and 500 at the shows recently. They were going for $5800-$6000. I've heard mixed reports on these Italian guns so would like some more opinions from our valued members? As a practising PH, it looks like that cost is in my price range...
  19. DaveL

    What’s your ideal Dangerous Game bolt gun?

    Being a guide in Moz and Zim my preference leans to a .458 Lott in a CZ 550. I like the quick target acquisition provided by red dot sights, be it Trijicon, Aimpoint or Burris. Definitely have irons as back up though. I like that large capacity mag on the CZ's and its been proven the 500 grain...
  20. DaveL

    Bullet performance in Niassa

    Hi Guys I've just done a safari in Niassa where my client took 2 wonderful old buff (with his 500 double) and a very nice leopard. He shot the cat with a 300 grain RWS cone point in .375. The shot whistled through as you might expect, and I recovered what was left of the bullet in the tree...
  21. DaveL

    Celebrities lash out at Trump administration over reversing ban on elephant trophies

    The antis making uneducated, ignorant rants as per usual. Why would they let science and fact get in the way when they can get more likes and attention tugging on heart strings?
  22. DaveL

    What caliber rifle would you use for Leopard?

    It's a pertinent question, however in my opinion, it is easily answered. Craig Boddington said it best, and I will paraphrase the outdoor writer here. Any adequate deer calibre is going to kill a leopard. But what I think Col. Boddington (or is it General now?) also implied here, is to use a...
  23. DaveL

    In memoriam - Theunis Botha

    Very sad. Deepest condolences to the family and all who knew him.
  24. DaveL

    What caliber rifle would you use for Leopard?

    Guys use the weapon you are most comfortable with. Nothing wrong with a good old tried and tested .30-06 if you have it. Don't go out and buy some superfluous wonder calibre when you have old faithful in the gun safe back home. Take it from an African PH - it's all about shot placement!
  25. DaveL

    Judging Eland

  26. DaveL

    Judging Eland

    Ah Eland - how I love guiding clients on to a gun metal grey bull! I have hunted eland in RSA, Zim and Mozambique and nowhere comes close to the Niassa Reserve of northern Mozambique! The bulls are massive, dark and the horn length and mass is very good. There's something about that miombo...
  27. DaveL

    Judging Leopard Spoor

    Judging the cat on tracks and sign left behind is one thing, but once that blind is built (that's a whole another topic) and we are comfortably ensconced in what we hope is a fool proof hide, I always go over a checklist in my mind for when that cat gets in the tree. The track looks good, he has...
  28. DaveL

    Judging Leopard Spoor

    Good to see some interesting content on here chaps. While we are talking about leopard and how to judge him from his track, it also reminded me that often we don't have the benefit of a clear track whereby to judge Mr Spots. Before the advent of trail cameras we had to do some old fashion...
  29. Judging Leopard Tracks

    Judging Leopard Tracks

    A few days ago I was walking with my wife in the safari area that I hunt when we heard the vervet monkeys going crazy. My immediate reaction was that there was a predator on the prowl, and seeing that we were on the fringe of some riverine, I guessed it would most likely be leopard. We crept no...
  30. Judging Leopard Tracks

    Judging Leopard Tracks

    A few days ago I was walking with my wife in the safari area that I hunt when we heard the vervet monkeys going crazy. My immediate reaction was that there was a predator on the prowl, and seeing that we were on the fringe of some riverine, I guessed it would most likely be leopard. We crept no...
  31. DaveL

    Judging Leopard Spoor

    A few days ago I was walking with my wife in the safari area that I hunt when we heard the vervet monkeys going crazy. My immediate reaction was that there was a predator on the prowl, and seeing that we were on the fringe of some riverine, I guessed it would most likely be leopard. We crept no...
  32. DaveL

    CZ Feed Issues

    One thing i do enjoy in those dangerous game calibre CZ's is that magazine capacity!
  33. DaveL

    CZ Feed Issues

    I had a similar issue with a CZ550 in .375 in Mozambique. Following a wounded buff in the long grass and weapon failed to feed after i took a crack at him. Got my attention in a big way!
 
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