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    A Close Shave

    I am very sorry to announce that my father and the protagonist of this story left for his heavenly abode on 13/4/2021 due to sudden cardiac arrest. Please pray for peace of his soul
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    Rhodesia/Zimbabwe Loses A Bit More History & Tradition

    I can certainly attest that most of today's youth has lost the true meaning of adventure. Adventure for them is limited to sky diving ,rock climbing etc. For me adventure would have been roaming in the jungles with a nice sxs dbbl gun just like my father and grandfather used to do. I am happy...
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    How Serious The Poaching Problem Actually Is, In India (Post 1972)

    Yes. The target was the wild boars which used to destroy the crops in their fields. The trap was set for them . The poor elephant just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
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    The Art Of Hunting The Great Bears Of Bengal: A Comprehensive Guide

    Very nice article ,Sir. Really enjoyed it. Do tell me more about reloading your shells for the big beasts.
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    How Serious The Poaching Problem Actually Is, In India (Post 1972)

    I could not find the article. But there has been an arrest in Rajasthan in April of four people who poached Chinkara . I heard an unconfirmed news of killing of 24 wild boars using poison . I could not pursue the credibility of the information due to the lockdown.
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    How Serious The Poaching Problem Actually Is, In India (Post 1972)

    Crude country made bombs are used in villages to hunt wild boar .A few weeks back a child was killed while playing with such bomb which he mistook for vegetable.
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    A Flickering Light

    I have learnt that one should have respect for others and one should address them in a respectful manner. Please allow me to address you in a respectful way.
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    A Flickering Light

    Thank You,Sir. I am sorry but I never asked him about the year but it was definitely before the ban. I also regret losing many nice guns due to the ban. One of my relatives had a nice arsenal which included a .303 rifle ,A Mauser rifle in .22 lr, A SXS DBBL Gun and A Diana Model 35 Air Rifle. He...
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    A Close Shave

    I would really love to explain it to others. But the moment any word on hunting came out of my mouth people mocked me. In my school when I narrated this story to a classmate he made fun of me and my father. I vowed never to share any story with anyone. But on going through this forum I realised...
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    A Close Shave

    Thank You for your kind words. I look forward to meet Major Khan Sir personally and learn from him.
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    A Flickering Light

    Thank You,Sir..
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    A Flickering Light

    Thank You for your kind words,Sir. I think that they used 2 cell torches at that time. I can't confirm it though. I could not bring myself to use DBML gun against a charging beast. Your account of the Asian Sloth Bear hunt reminds me of one the hunts of Jim Corbett. I will search and post the...
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    A Flickering Light

    Today I am going to share another article on boar hunt at night. This article is of my distant uncle . I heard it when I was in school. So forgive me if I miss out anything . My uncle was a great shot .He owned a DBML(Double Barrel Muzzle Loader ) in 12 bore. It had no choke and allowed all type...
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    A Close Shave

    I am glad that you enjoyed it.
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    A Close Shave

    I am glad that you enjoyed the story.
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    A Close Shave

    Yes ,Sir I live in India. To be honest, after the ban on hunting in 1972 whole two generations have grown up not knowing much about it except the tales heard from their fathers and forefathers. Much of the good old tales have been lost in time. The youth does not want to talk about it because...
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    A Close Shave

    Please no need for any apology ,Sir.. The love of being outdoors is more than anything I want. It gives me peace of mind being one with the nature. I don't believe everything the media says . There has never been any discussion on hunting with anyone except my friends. Most of them like fishing...
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    A Close Shave

    I am glad that you enjoyed the article.
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    A Close Shave

    With all due respect ,Sir , I do not have any anti-hunting sentiments. I see it as a conservation method. The tales of my father and grandfather just excited me about the joyful times they lived in .One cannot blame the hunters for the extinction or decline of species. Industrialization has...
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    A Close Shave

    He indeed was lucky. A few inches was all that mattered that day.
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    A Close Shave

    Thank You for your kind words ,Sir. It would indeed be an honour to learn from you the skills of the trade. I look forward to meet you personally someday.
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    A Close Shave

    It was a Spherical Ball loaded in IOF cartridge and crimped using the crimping tool..
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    A Close Shave

    A Close Shave Today I am going to relate a small incident which happened with my father. This event took place before the ban of hunting in India in 1972. I am sorry but I will not relate the place of this occurrence due to obvious reasons. A few words about my father .My father is a very...
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    Info on cartridge?

    I think so but I want to be sure before using it.
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    Info on cartridge?

    Thank You for your reply,Sir.. But these are not Alphamax brand. It was brought from a gun shop by my friend's father. It clearly was written Anglia . 70 mm. It had logo of Eley Brothers Limited.
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    Info on cartridge?

    Thank You for your reply. Can you get any info from anyone who has personally used it and its results on various targets ?
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    Info on cartridge?

    I am sorry but it is not a Brenekke slug. The slug is enclosed in a plastic tube..
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    Info on cartridge?

    Hello to all members here. I recently got a few imported shotgun cartridges from a friend for my uncle. My friend showed me a certain "Anglia" by Eleys. It is a 70 mm case in plastic. It is a slug cartridge. I do not know what type of slug it is neither does my friend . I am attaching pictures...
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    The Art Of Hunting The Bengal Bush Boar: A Comprehensive Guide

    Thank You ,Sir for your kind words . He really was a fearless man. But the incident with my father is more chilling. I will relate it here in a few days..
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    The Art Of Hunting The Bengal Bush Boar: A Comprehensive Guide

    Really a nice article. People sometimes underestimate these brutes but they are seriously dangerous.
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    Sad day in our family

    Sorry for your loss.
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    First Post Pandemic Purchase

    Sir,you are right in stating that these things do not deserve to be called shotguns. Even after so many years they are unable to produce a quality firearm. They simply lack the will to make something better. I always prefer imported shotguns for my use. I have friends and relatives who own good...
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    First Post Pandemic Purchase

    Congratulations on your purchase ,Sir..The Geco German is really a nice shotgun. In my friend circle ,I have seen a nice Geco German shotgun. They really handle well and shot well.
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    Leopard Hunting In The Syedabaad Tea Estate : How I Got Started

    Nice reminiscence and very nicely presented,Sir. For others, the used shell is just an empty but for you filled with memories. However, I have one doubt . Does not the word "Shingho" means lion in English ? If it is and I am sure it does,the good old man was not wrong in describing you as a "LION".
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    The Urban Man Eater

    I will surely visit you someday if time permits . God Willing.
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    A Tussle With A Sun Bear

    Very nice reminisce ..I feel that your gun "The Good Old Belgian" surely has a connection with you right from the beginning.
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    The Urban Man Eater

    Nice reminiscence. The Lethal Ball just proved to be effective in your experienced hands..I came across a few pieces in one of my relatives ammo box. It was kept for emergency.It was very beautiful.However it was lost when they foolishly deposited it with the gun during the Naxalite problem.. I...
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    The Art Of Hunting The Royal Bengal Tiger: A Comprehensive Guide

    The world is getting filled with these lunatics..Some of them post rubbish comments on meat cutting, hunting videos. Why don't they just stay away from these videos ? Everyone has their own way of life and no one has the right to interfere in it.. The hunting of full grown tigers that too with...
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    The Art Of Hunting The Royal Bengal Tiger: A Comprehensive Guide

    Very sad to see such beautiful guns being destroyed.. Regarding the trolls who humiliated Mr.Rahman , I think that these chaps are fake hunters . I bet they would wet their pants by mere sight of a Royal Bengal Tiger. If they really were hunters , they would have asked for guidance from Mr...
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    Close Quarters With A Crocodile

    Thank You,Sir for your kind words..I really have to learn a lot from you..The privilege is mine that I got acquainted to you..
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    Close Quarters With A Crocodile

    Very nice article..I really liked the way you put it.. "We are hunters ,not butchers" this is the idea which most people fail to understand..
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    The Man Eater Of Maulvi Bazaar

    I think it was Eley Alphamax LG cartridges..It was an IOF shotgun ..My father told me..My grandfather bought down very big wild boar with his gun..A nice Sambhar stag.. Its trophy was hung in our ancestral home..But it went missing a few years back..
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    The Man Eater Of Maulvi Bazaar

    Very nice story and great way to present it..My grandfather also used LG cartridges in most of his hunts..
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    A Day After The Rogue Indian Elephant

    Nice article..A great way to honour the memories of your friend..And Thank You for giving an opportunity to feel oneself in the long lost wonderful time.
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    The Man Eater Of Maulvi Bazaar

    Waiting for next part..
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    Introduction

    Thank You All...
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    Introduction

    Thank You.. But I am not a hunter..Hunting has been long been banned in our country. Few permits are issued for some animals in few states but it is just not worth. My grandfather was a great hunter .He not only shot animals but also prepared them in his unique ways. I grew up listening to his...
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    Introduction

    Hello to all members and admins on this wonderful site. I am Sam Kunal from India.This site is really wonderful and it helps me to connect with the long forgotten past.Thank You..
 
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