The original article was written by Jerome in 2008. Just curious whether the recommendations are still valid. I assume the recommendations for PHs are still valid since they are in percentage rather than dollar amount. How about for staff members?
The following is from my one and only...
Vortex is a very good choice and their warranty service is excellent from all the reports I have read.
Personally I have been using Swarovski optics for the last couple decades. I have nothing but good to say about them.
My trophies from last month’s safari are now @LIFE-FORM TAXIDERMY. They are projecting 6-8 months completion time.
Prior to heading to South Africa, I have spoken with a few trophy import brokers. From those conversations I was able to narrow down my choices to Coppersmith and Trophy...
@chashardy be aware that your newly booked flight itinerary may get cancelled as well. Monitor it closely.
AA or BA did not inform me that my original flight from London to JNB was cancelled. I only found out when I called BA a month prior to my departure to notify them of my intention to...
Congrats @Tundra Tiger ! It sounds like you’re having a great time there.
I am still a bit jet lagged but hit the deck running after returning from Africa 3 days ago. Once things slow down a bit then I will consider writing up a brief summary of my experience there.
Just cleared customs and got our rifles. We will be driving to our lodge shortly. Will check in after the hunt.
We booked our own flights. Initially we were booked through American Airlines, operated by British Airways. BA cancelled our flights but didn’t notify us. We found...
@Milo and @Tundra Tiger yes I should have prefaced that one of the friends and I are traveling with our firearms. Since we are traveling with firearms we had to claim our bags in SeaTac and checked them back in with Qatar. One of the guys in my group who is not traveling with a firearm was...
@Tundra Tiger if you are flying Qatar Airways via SeaTac make sure you have at least 3 hours of lay over. It was painfully slow process to check in with Qatar. Alaska Airlines will have your checked bags routed to SeaTac only. You have to claim your bags the recheck them in...
My friends and I are on our way to South Africa today for our first safari!! There have been some challenges with flight cancellations, etc. but we are hoping for a smooth sailing henceforth.
I have decided to thin out my 375 H&H herd and up for sale is my Dakota Arms Model 76 in 375 H&H. I have shot 1/2" MOA w/ my handloads using RL 15.
Some highlighted features are:
Control Round Feed / 3 position side safety / Claw extractor
XXX English Walnut
Ebony Forend Tip
Awesome @Jeff Oregon!! Glad you had a wonderful time.
BTW welcome to AH. I have been learning a lot from other members here over the past 1 month as I prepare for my first safari. Great place to learn from others.
sgt_zim, I think it was meant to be relatively narrower than their wide shoes.
Both Courteney and WR were kind enough to take their time to respond to my inquiry. I posted their responses here as references since they were helpful for me.
Thanks again for your feedback.
The following is an email response I received from The Courteney Boot Company:
“The EE boot is the boot that made us famous. It has a generous toe box for maximum comfort. The narrow D is for feet that are definitely narrow, and we use the same last for...
Setting up the app is quite intuitive and use friendly. Since I just got the pair a few weeks ago, I have not had a chance to use the range bino to dial in an actual target on an incline to shoot yet. Once the weather warms a bit and snow melts away, I will give it a go.
One thing I have...
I am considering a pair of Courteney Selous boots from Westley Richards. I understand it comes in UK size for length. I usually wear 10.5 ~ 11 D in US size, depending on the make so I figure I will order 10 UK per WR size conversion table. WR website states "wide feet at toe"...
Last year I compared Swarovski, Leica and Zeiss range binos. I ended up purchasing a pair of Zeiss’ newest model. After using it for a few months, I ended up going back to my trusty Swarovski EL since I preferred the optical quality of Swarovski EL over the Zeiss range binos.
I have never been to South Africa yet so I can’t really answer your question specifically. However I do wear my Rolex Submariner everywhere, including to my hunting grounds here in the US.
My first trip to South Africa is planned for next month and am planning to wear the watch there as well.
I have been very happy with my Can Am Outlander. My hunting buddies and I run Can Am, Honda, Polaris and Yamaha. My Can Am can hold its own amongst these. The ride quality and the power, in my opinion, are the best. It’s been trouble free and have only required routine maintenance.
As an Alaskan resident, I did not require his guide service. However, I have hunted for brown bears in the same area where Sam guides in 2010, 2018 and 2020. The 2020 hunt was to back up for a friend who had a tag.
Each time he was kind enough to share his local knowledge of the area and...
Hi Jake. I think SLC is a good choice but I prefer Swarovski EL. They just feel better in my hands and the optical quality is second to none. I have been running EL since 2002 and upgraded to EL Field Pro a couple years back. These binos have served me well all these years.
I know you...
Yes indeed. However I was expecting dip and pack would take up less than 20~25% of finished products in volume. But the shipping cost is almost 40% of finished products. Perhaps I am underestimating the volume of dip and pack hides. But regardless my point is that shipping dip and pack will...
I recently got quotes for AIR freight costs for shipping dip and pack vs finished taxidermy for same amount of animals. The cost for dip & pack was ~$2000 vs $5000 for finished taxidermy products. I thought shipping dip & pack a whole lot less given it’s smaller volume but that’s not the case.
But @HWL, unlike in your grandfather’s days, you now have the Channel Tunnel. You can easily drive to Rigby, H&H, etc!! Now you don’t even have to risk your life flying their with all them anti aircraft guns pointing at you!! ;)
PS I have lived in Germany for a few years. That’s where I was...
Swift Bullet Company
One Thousand One Swift Avenue
PO Box 27
Quinter, KS 67752
@Theo v Niekerk
Swift Company is located in Quinter, Kansas so they are 8 hours behind RSA if you were to call them.