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    What age to bring a kid on a Dangerous Game hunt?

    My son, father and I hunted PG in the summer of 2018. My son is now 15 and quite proficient with a rifle. We hunt together in NA a lot. Lord willing, this July we return to Namibia to hunt again. (This is a postponed 2020 hunt.) What age do you all think is appropriate to bring a kid on a DG...
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    Any idea what this is?

    I don’t recognize the round. It is clearly a blank, some type of junk? Or an actual training round? can anyone tell me what caliber this is? I’m this is part of the curios in my father’s house.
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    Photos/ideas of what to do with extra hides/leather

    I am in need of ideas to use up extra hides. I’m currently in the process of getting broadhead wallets made from leftover Eland hide. I plan to also have made some lightly padded scope bags for QR scopes. The big animals leave quite a lot of extra leather to work with. What else have you all...
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    Recommendations for the best air rifle?

    I’m looking to buy a very good air rifle for plinking in the back yard. Likely a break open pump style, but I’m open to suggestions. I’d like to be able to hunt squirrel with it. What would you all recommend?
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    What additional caliber for my R8?

    I seem to have some extra time to ponder life’s great questions. I could use some input on what small/medium caliber to get for my R8. Background: my son as I now have a brace of R8’s with barrels in .375h&h, .300 win mag, 6.5 creedmoor and .22lr. I plan to use the .300 WM for my Western NA...
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    How much practice time with new rifle is needed?

    I got the chance to handle the R8 again at DSC. I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while. My next hunt is in June. I’ll be hunting PG and hippo on land with Louw Lotter of Jamy Traut safaris. How much practice time do I need with a new rifle prior to a hunt? Does the change from a...
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    ARGENTINA: Has Anyone Hunted At Estancia El Carrizal?

    I’m researching for a hunt in march of 2021. Have any of you hunted at Estancia El Carrizal?
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    Should I bring the new .375 H&H for elk?

    I have a cow elk hunt (meat) hunt in Idaho next week. Then moose/mule deer in BC and finally elk/deer in MT. I hunt proficiently with my 7 mag. I want to train with my (new to me) .375 H&H. There is a likely chance I’ll be shooting prone 250+ yards. The .375 won’t have a bipod on the barrel...
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    Can I travel with ammunition, but no rifle?

    I am considering options for a 2020 trip from USA to Namibia (likely via joberg). Can I bring ammo if I don’t bring a rifle? My issue is if we are going to do additional travel so I can potentially avoid bringing guns.
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    What Scope for .375 H&H??

    I need some guidance. I recently acquired a Sako Safari AIV .375 H&H. I have a swaro 1.25-4 scope for it for a Buffalo hunt. I plan to put a Talley base and then Talley QD rings on. I had thought to get a second scope with QD mounts with the idea that I can also use the rifle for plains game and...
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    Short and Long range shooting class in Minnesota

    After last summer of range time and then hunting in Namibia I wanted to double down on practicing my shooting skills. I found Pointblank gun training in central MN. It only took one text message and my three hunting buddies and my dad all were in for the...
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    Minnesota SCI banquet in Hinckley?

    I’d like to know other’s input on attending the event in (MN) Hinckley this year. I went to Vegas SCI in 2017 and 2018, so I’m expecting a much different event. Is it worth it to attend? Should I bring my non-hunter wife? Will there be vendors present? Any input is much appreciated.
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    Advice for .375 H&H purchase needed

    Thank you all in advance for advice. Having read the threads regarding different brands in .375 H&H I’m curious to see if there are any updates now that we are in 2019. Some parameters: I really like the 3 position wing safety. I am 5’8” and 158 lbs of marathon-running elk hunter. I might use...
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    New from MN / MT

    This site was very helpful in planning for my first safari this past summer, I’m glad to finally join! I grew up in Montana and Minnesota and began hunting in the late 80’s in MT when technical hunting gear included jeans and a cotton sweatshirt. My dad, son and I hunted in Namibia with PH Louw...