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  1. Petey J

    .30-06 Ammo

    I am working on my plains game rifle, for whenever I finally get to take my first Safari. Rifle is a Ruger No. 1 in .30-06, and I have a Leupold VX3i 3.5-10x40 to mount on it. The problem right now seems to be feeding it. I want to try a few different rounds to see what it shoots best, but...
  2. Petey J

    What is my safari really going to cost?

    I am trying to plan my first safari. The plan is for plains game in the Eastern Cape. Target species are: Mountain Reedbuck, Kudu, Impala, Red Hartebeest, and Black Wildebeest. Planning to hunt 10 days, and want to be open to other species as encountered. Right now, based on the price list...
  3. Petey J

    Laminate Stocks on Dangerous Game Rifles

    I keep looking at options for a DG rifle. One of the options I've been looking at recently is putting something in a laminate stock. One idea is to have an AHR #2 upgrade done to a CZ 550, and then drop it into either a Boyd's or Richard's laminate stock. I do like the looks of laminate stocks...
  4. Petey J

    How do you pick your mounts?

    I am planning and budgeting for my first safari in a couple years, and we all know that taxidermy is a significant expense of the trip. So here's my question: What criteria do you use personally to decide on how you have trophies mounted? Do you have a standard for each species? i.e. Kudu are...
  5. Petey J

    Flintlock in the Eastern Cape?

    As you can see in my profile picture, I shoot traditional black powder. I was reading through the safari planning guide and it noted black powder firearms are legal in at least certain provinces. So here's the questions: Has anybody ever done a flintlock plains game hunt? Is black powder...
  6. Petey J

    Big and Tall Clothing Options

    Even though I'm still a few years out for my first safari (probably 2023 or 2024), I'm trying to slowly figure out a lot of gear now, so in some cases I can test it or get comfortable with it. One of my biggest challenges is clothing; in particular shirts, jackets, and rain gear. I'm a BIG man...
  7. Petey J

    Homemade Shooting Sticks For Under US$20

    Even though my first trip to Africa is probably not going to happen until 2023 or 2024, I'm working on compiling gear and practicing skills because it satisfies my lack of patience. One of the easiest things seemed to be building shooting sticks to practice (as this has been probably the most...
  8. Petey J

    Safari and a Mission Trip

    Has anybody ever combined a hunting safari with a mission trip? This one has been on my mind for a while. Our church supports a couple missionaries in Africa. Actually had 2 ladies planning to travel to one mission very soon, but postponed due to COVID-19. But has anybody here ever combined...
  9. Petey J

    Greetings from West Central Illinois

    Hello, all. You can call me Petey. New to AH, but have been doing a lot of searches through the forums. Mostly, I'm a bird hunter (waterfowl and upland), and prefer side by sides. Also a wingshooting instructor through the Illinois DNR for their Youth and Women's Wingshooting Program. I've...
 
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