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    Sako Kodiak 375?

    It's the rifle in my avatar. Love it, used it on red, fallow and sambar deer, and pigs. In SA used it on warthog, Impala, oryx, baboon and zebra. It's been a fantastic rifle and I plan on using it for many more hunts. Very accurate, comfortable to shoot and tough in bad conditions.
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    New Custom 458wm Ammunition Pouch

    Well worth it mate. Hes not the cheapest, but he makes the best stuff from the products I have seen and handled. I also have a basic 375h&h pouch, 2 belts and three knife sheaths, my missus has two ammo pouches and a belt. Several other family and friends also use his gear, so I can certainly...
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    New Custom 458wm Ammunition Pouch

    Hopefully on some pigs this weekend, but new property, so will have to wait and see.
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    New Custom 458wm Ammunition Pouch

    Picked up my custom leather 458wm pouch tonight. Very happy with it, exactly what I wanted. Holds 6 in the pouch and 2 for quick access. Quality is top notch like all Joshes gear. Check out his sight at
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    Just in! Ruger Magnum .416 Rigby.

    Congrats mate, thats a very nice rifle, and a great cartridge. I too have a new to me Ruger m77. The rifle was a wedding present from my wife! Its a 1989 model, as far as I can tell, had never been fired. Mine is a 458 WM, loving it and to be honest, the recoil is not bad at all.
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    My Three Hour Visit to John Rigby

    Thanks for posting. Sounds like three hours very well spent.
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    Kudu, Zebra, Oryx - 375 H&H

    Your swift A frames will be excellent. 375 is a great cal, good for everything. I use woodleigh 270gr ppsn. Pigs, fallow,red and sambar deer, and warthog, Impala, oryx and zebra have all fallen to it.
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    Best .300 win mag rifle?

    Love the sakos, the A7 would be a good choice. Have a 85 in 308 and 375, an A7 Roughtech in 7mm rem mag and just got a T3x superlight in 300wm. Shot the 300 for the first time yesterday, 23 rounds to run in off the bench. Recoil was fine, I felt it, but cmpletely manageable. I'm very happy with...
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    My Knife For Africa (I didn't make it like the heroes on AH usually do)

    I carried a leatherman and a solid 5" blade bark river knife the whole time I was in SA. I used both enough to warrant their carry, and regardless of use, felt better for having them. I always have this combination when out hunting or in the bush.
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    Sako 85 jeffery

    Love my kodiak in 375, recoil is no issue, however, the recoil pad could be softer!! The scope is turned to the side to give more clearance, but never had an issue with cases ejecting. Took the above boar the other day with a 270gr woodleigh at 37m, didn't take a step.
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    The Lion Knife

    Thanks for posting. Amazing story, extremely tough buggers, chewed up by a lion and with no water, would be a bad way to be in. Very nice knife as well. A good knife on my belt, is something I am never without, when out in the bush.
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    30-06...Which Rifle?

    If you want a 375 as well, why not do it all with the 375. Get a nice rifle in that cal and practice with it.
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    30-06 - "Life Beyond It" Article

    Interesting article, can't say I entirely agree with it, but I like where he goes. 9.3X62 and 375H&H are two great cartridges, lots of fun and work well.
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    Buffalo Cow Pictures

    Still a fair way off before I can afford a second trip, il keep it in mind. Cheers.
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    Buffalo Cow Pictures

    Definately keen to hunt a cow buff.
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    Big folder or smaller fixed blade?

    Never out bush without a fixed blade on my belt. Usually have a leatherman and a small back up in my pack.
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    .375 plains game bullet weight?

    Used 270gr Woodleigh PP in mine, worked very well.
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    Knives... do you carry one?

    EDC is leatherman skeletool or a folder. Work is spyderco stretch and a leatherman pst2 Hunting is a fixed blade and leatherman rebar (meat knives and choppers around as well) Always have various knives around, when hunting in RSA I had my Bark River Bravo 1.25 and leatherman with me 24/7...
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    Two Rifle Battery in Classic Calibers?

    The 9.3x62 makes a lot of sense. I took one rifle, my 375H&H and shot all my trophies with it. Also the 375 gave me a degree of confidence when backing up on dangerous game. Only things I'd do different are, I now have QD bases to get to the open sights and I'd throw in a few 300gr barns or a...
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    Cartridge Pouch

    Mine is a leather with flap, inside it has canvas bullet loops and holds 8 375h&h cartridges. Made by Joshua leather here in Australia. Very well made and works perfectly.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: 1st African Safari With Limcroma Safaris Beyond My Wildest Dreams

    Well done mate, great photos. You have some very nice trophies there.
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    .500, .450-400, 4-bore Double Rifle

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    First trip to Africa

    Have a great trip. Like others have said, you will come back with a new outlook on hunting. I completed my first African hunt last month and it certainly changed my outlook on Africa and hunting. Only problem is I cant't wait to get back there.
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    Some knives I made lately

    Very nice, well done. I never go bush or hunting without a good belt knife.
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    3 gun African battery

    Very nice classic set there, well done.
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    Big Bore Addiction Group

    These big guns certainly have a powerful draw to them. A couple of years ago I decided I needed a 375H&H, after a lot of talking, I ended up with a Sako Kodiak 375H&H, bought off an now very good friend, I met on this very forum. I love the rifle and in all honesty it is likely to be my biggest...
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    Kimber 8400 Caprivi

    Beautiful rifle. I have had a look at one before, very well made.
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    Remington 700 XCR 375 H&H did it job.

    Well that picture answers my question I was about to ask, yes the XCR in 375H&H does come with open sights. Very nice.
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    Sako Kodiak 375 H&H?

    Thanks for the reply. I did end up buying GWH's kodiak off him, turns out he lives 10 minutes down the road (small world). I have to say I am very happy with it, I have only shot it at the range twice, but it is a very fun gun to shoot with the different weight projectiles and appears to be...
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    Sako Kodiak 375 H&H?

    Thanks for the reply's and the welcome guys. Yeah its looking pretty good at the moment, just not very many reviews around. When I finally get all the $$ together, I want to be sure I get it right. Cheers, Nick.
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    Sako Kodiak 375 H&H?

    G'day, Has anyone had any experience with the Sako Kodiak in 375H&H? I am very keen on this rifle, love the Sakos, love the looks of this rifle, but my main concern is the shortish barrel at 21.25". There is also the 85 Laminate version that comes in 375 with a 24" barrel, but it doesn't...