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  1. Gater

    PETA is after a guy in CA - article mentions AH

    If you can help fight these lunatics, any support you can give is greatly appreciated. https://www.africahunting.com/threads/please-help-fellow-hunter-in-fight-against-peta-anti-hunting-media.58562/
  2. Gater

    Want To Buy Nikon Monarch 3, 1-4 Rifle Scope With German #4 Reticle

    I’ve got one currently mounted on my 444 Marlin. PM me for pics/info if you’re interested. My model is called the Monarch African however, not sure if that’s the same as the Monarch 3.
  3. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    @SSGBIV you’ve truly got delusions of grandeur and sound like a paranoid schizophrenic who thinks @Deleted member 15212 is out to ruin NB Safaris from any angle he can. You obviously like to tell stories - you should take up fiction writing - you’re clearly already skilled at it the way you...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    @SSGBIV - I don’t even know where to begin. Clearly you’ve got some external motivation by digging up this thread after 2 months just to bag on @Deleted member 15212. And why? What’s your vested interest? Have you even met Arron? It’s weird because you’re trying to tell his story as if you...
  5. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    There was a miscommunication - the price isn't $1000 per stag, it was $1000 OFF per stag, so the total for the hunt is $4000 per animal.
  6. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    If I wasn’t having surgery 1 week from today I’d jump all over that!
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    Texas Hunting Options

    One last question on those hunts - it's obviously best to apply for a bunch of them to increase your odds, but, if by chance you draw out on more than one, can you decline one of the hunts without repercussions?
  8. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    Looks like there’s still time to put in for mule deer, but in the slim chance I draw, I wouldn’t likely be recovered from my surgery well enough by then.
  9. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    I will, thanks for the tips!
  10. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    I was looking through those too. I’ll start putting in for pronghorn for sure! There’s a lot of different options.
  11. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    I started looking into this today as someone else recommended that too. Question - am I missing something on the guided hunts? I see the application price, but there’s no other pricing listed and they say that guides, food and transportation are included. Is that stuff included for no extra...
  12. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    Are those draw only public land hunts?
  13. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    Thanks! I’ve looked at some of the public land maps, but really only for areas which allow coyote hunting and the options were pretty limited. I’ve also heard horror stories from my neighbors about public land within a reasonable drive from DFW being overcrowded to point of being almost...
  14. Gater

    Texas Hunting Options

    Hey everyone, Having grown up in Kansas with my grandparents owning a farm and knowing multiple farmers who let us hunt all the time, I didn’t realize how good I had it. After grad school I moved to CA where I got really into predator hunting and I learned a lot about that type of hunting from...
  15. Gater

    For Sale Leupold VX5HD 3-15x44

    Great scope - I just bought one with the wind plex reticle. Good luck with the sale.
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    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    I ended up ordering a pair of the binos I asked about. I found a good deal at just under $1k. They should be here today, so I'll report back on how I like them. If I wind up hating them, I'll just sell them and save up for a higher end product. I'm guessing though, for my usage, they're...
  17. Trophies

    Trophies

    Impala Wall Mount, White-tailed Deer Shoulder Mount & Kudu Back Skin Taxidermy
  18. Trophies

    Trophies

    Waterbuck & Kudu Wall Mount, Burchell's Plain Zebra Back Skin & Deer European Skull Mount Taxidermy
  19. Gater

    Discounted Meat Bison Hunt

    That’s good to hear, thanks for the response. I’ll talk to my dad and see if he’s interested.
  20. Gater

    Rare Spotted Zebra Foal

    Very cool!
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    Terms I am tired of hearing

    The one that drives me a totally nuts and has for YEARS is “smoked ‘em”. Usually said by morons hunting on camera followed by fist pumps. Ugh. The other is “hit ‘em a little far back” when it’s an OBVIOUS gut shot. I actually made a spoof video of that like 10 years ago because it drove me...
  22. Gater

    Discounted Meat Bison Hunt

    This is something my dad and I have been talking about for years. How tame are these bison? Is there going to be any “hunting” involved, or are you able to just drive the hay truck right up to them and step out and shoot one? I’ve seen videos of a lot of bison “hunts” like that and it...
  23. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    While there’s not much need for them in Africa given that you’re accompanied by a PH the entire time who will range your target for you, hunting in Africa is the the most seldom hunting I do. There’s several reasons I want RF Binos: - Only carry one unit instead of 2. - if something is far...
  24. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    My dad swears by illuminated reticles too. Must be an old guy thing! LOL I don’t dislike them, I’ve just never felt a big need for them.....yet!
  25. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    My understanding is that it includes any electronics, even in their scopes. I recently purchased a VX-5 and specifically didn't get the firedot reticle for that very reason.
  26. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Not their electronics they don’t. Only 2 year warranty on that. https://www.leupold.com/leupold-dna/lifetime-guarantee
  27. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. You’re supporting my exact point on the warranty of a combo unit. The electronics are likely going to fail eventually, regardless of who’s nameplate is on the unit. The Big 3 have unimpressive warranties on their electronics, so that doesn’t instill...
  28. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Not looking for validation, was just looking for real world feedback on a specific product I was interested in. Guess I’ll keep waiting.
  29. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Thanks for the posts, I appreciate the feedback, but it’s interesting that the guys who have posted on here about the “sub par” quality of Vortex as a brand haven’t listed the model of scope or binocular that they weren’t pleased with. Their scopes run from about $129-$3700. Their binos...
  30. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    I did ask for opinions - “I'd love to hear from anyone who has them or who has used them in the field and what they think about them.” You chimed with zero information I asked about and anecdotally mentioned what brands you felt were superior. I didn’t ask for opinions on the best glass ever...
  31. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Buying one of the “big 3” simply because of their name plate doesn’t interest me. It’s kinda like telling someone who’s interest in a Camry to just buy either a BMW, Mercedes or Maserati. I actually did look through the Swaro’s at Cabelas and while the glass was DEFINITELY better, the...
  32. 250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Here’s the bullet we recovered from my Dad’s rifle. 375 H&H 250gr Barnes TTSX 2763 MV ~60 yard shot Head on Kudu Bullet was recovered from the grass in its stomach
  33. 250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Here’s the bullet we recovered from my Dad’s rifle. 375 H&H 250gr Barnes TTSX 2763 MV ~60 yard shot Head on Kudu Bullet was recovered from the grass in its stomach
  34. 250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    250gr Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Here’s the bullet we recovered from my Dad’s rifle. 375 H&H 250gr Barnes TTSX 2763 MV ~60 yard shot Head on Kudu Bullet was recovered from the grass in its stomach
  35. Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Between my dad and I in SA last year, we recovered 2 bullets. Both were Barnes TTSX, 1 from my 35 Whelen and the other from his 375 H&H. We put 7, 175gr Barnes LRX from my 300WM @ 3,200 fps MV through 6 animals and never recovered any. 35 Whelen 200gr Barnes TTSX 2810 muzzle velocity 150 yards...
  36. Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Between my dad and I in SA last year, we recovered 2 bullets. Both were Barnes TTSX, 1 from my 35 Whelen and the other from his 375 H&H. We put 7, 175gr Barnes LRX from my 300WM @ 3,200 fps MV through 6 animals and never recovered any. 35 Whelen 200gr Barnes TTSX 2810 muzzle velocity 150 yards...
  37. Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Barnes TTSX Bullet Performance

    Between my dad and I in SA last year, we recovered 2 bullets. Both were Barnes TTSX, 1 from my 35 Whelen and the other from his 375 H&H. We put 7, 175gr Barnes LRX from my 300WM @ 3,200 fps MV through 6 animals and never recovered any. 35 Whelen 200gr Barnes TTSX 2810 muzzle velocity 150 yards...
  38. Gater

    Bullet Performance Database

    Since a lot of guys shoot .308 Barnes bullets, I thought some of you may be interested in some information I got from Barnes. They don’t publish this, and it was several emails back/forth to compile it all. Note, these speed ranges represent reliable expansion, without blowing all the pedals...
  39. Gater

    Bullet Performance Database

    Here’s the bullet we recovered from my Dad’s rifle. 375 H&H 250gr Barnes TTSX 2763 MV ~60 yard shot Head on Kudu Bullet was recovered from the grass in its stomach
  40. Gater

    Bullet Performance Database

    Between my dad and I in SA last year, we recovered 2 bullets. Both were Barnes TTSX, 1 from my 35 Whelen and the other from his 375 H&H. We put 7, 175gr Barnes LRX from my 300WM @ 3,200 fps MV through 6 animals and never recovered any. 35 Whelen 200gr Barnes TTSX 2810 muzzle velocity 150...
  41. Gater

    Vortex Fury HD 5000 Range Finding Binocular

    Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting a pair of these binos. https://vortexoptics.com/vortex-fury-hd-5000-10x42-laser-rangefinder-binocular.html I'd love to hear from anyone who has them or who has used them in the field and what they think about them. Thanks!
  42. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    To put some closure to this saga, I’d like to say that Neil has made good on the offer he proposed and sent my dad and I both a check to refund part of our taxidermy bill. As he posted earlier, he sent me twice what I originally requested and has connected us to White Lion Safaris where we’ve...
  43. Gater

    Hair slippage or normal characteristic?

    I’ll PM you.
  44. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    100% agree. This is what I can’t wrap my head around. I’ve already agreed at this point to have a US taxidermist inspect the mounts - but why should it have even come to this?! I’ll commend Neil for sticking with this thread and responding to comments. It’s not easy to go up against a large...
  45. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    One point - Neil - it was clear in your communications with me that you deny any preventable hair slip on the mounts. I’ve sent you and posted high quality pictures of the mounts. Dozens of people on here agree that it’s hair slip - caused by poor field prep. Yet you still insist on...
  46. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    And while we’re at it, can we arrange a taxidermist to inspect my Dad’s kudu as well? I’ve posted pics of it in my other thread too and it’s horrendous. He lives about 2 hours south of Denver Co.
  47. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    This is the most reasonable and logical solution at this point IMO. I’d gladly allow a 3rd party taxidermist come to my house and inspect the trophies. I’m not interested in having Neil inspect them as A) that opportunity has already been presented through high quality photos. B) is far from...
  48. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    @Chago - perfect summary, thank you. I spent 6.5 years as a parts and service rep for a major, reputable, auto manufacturer dealing with dissatisfied customers who also spent a lot of money on a product. As a business professional, here’s how I learned to communicate right out of the gate...
  49. Gater

    SOUTH AFRICA: NB Safaris In SA - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Hunt Report)

    A) as if I’d want to wait 7 months for Neil to come personally inspect my mounts to resolve the issue? B) the photos I sent did not appear in the way they did from the taxidermy studio? You’re right - they’re WAY more detailed, higher resolution, with proper lighting and I could take as many...
 
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