Thanks - nostalgia - my next project is building a 318 - so I figured these will be a nice addition to that.
I'll reload for the rifle when it...
Stumbled on these at a shop yesterday - a bit pricey - but, as the youngsters say ... YOLO ;-) so I grabbed them.
Barrel has been sent off to be profiled, ended up going with:
Thanks HWL - always an option - IMHO it looks a bit clunky / messy the way Rigby have done this in the Highland Stalker - I reckon it wouldn't...
I have Lyman dies in 375 Ruger - been happy with them - seem very well made - think you'll be happy.
VG - thanks for your comments re stock foreend height - I too have looked carefully at that. My quick visual, rule of thumb, reference for stock...
Thanks for the comments on the safety - I had another look at a Highland Stalker yesterday - and it really is, to my eye, a nice rifle, but...
Thanks @Hank2211 - both have their place - we're always being told to 'respect diversity' ;-)
But I'm with you
Thanks MS - if only Grafs & Midsouth would export to us here ;-(.
I've got a bit of a dilemma .. first world problems :) ...
Just got a pretty...
Nice looking set up there @Milehighshooter - thanks for the pics
Thx JP - you might have beaten me to that Hornday brass ;-)
I do plan on getting some - and when I went to order from Brownells Aust it was 'back...
Thanks @Pheroze - I've heard both views on that - We'll see how it goes
:S Nice Thread:
Thanks Russ for the specs (and the pics)
I've got a growing list of questions that I'm compiling - not at the woodwork for a while...
@Russ-F - the 'Cecil rifle' is, I think, a great example of a (very) early (1898) small ring - with an earlier version (without the 'wheel') bolt peep
JP - I'm in Melb
Bob @ Kudu is a well regarded in old British builds etc and from what I understand will do custom parts - but obviously time...
Thanks all - exciting times - and no doubt a lot of 'hurry up and wait' ahead ;-)
@JP - I prob don't $1,000 worth of attention to that detail -...
Finally underway with this project that has been a pipe dream for a while.
I have very much enjoyed (and been educated by) some of the...
it's a sad day if we ever have to make do with a mere trio, but...
Thanks all - great advice.
Thanks Dewald - yes I think the front one is soldered on.
Was hoping to source a pair ready made - might end up trying to go the toolmaker path
Thanks a lot Chris - yes I've seen the Recknagel parts that NECG sell - but as Red Leg says - not quite what I'm after.
Red Leg - Thanks - will...
I thought I'd consult the AH brains trust and see if anyone has ideas for a source for classic style sling 'studs' - as per the image...
These guys have some 'ready made' collections
then mix in a few South Africans
Swara / Bleuy - I'm in Melbourne (prob rather be in Port Douglas though) - I'd be keen to try and catch up.
to the dark side, welcome I feel
and look forward to feeling the influence of the force and Jedi mind tricks of the wise ones here ;-)
Thanks all for the kind welcomes.
S43 - biggest critters I've taken are Sambar.
Because I believe in ethical and humane hunting - I have used...
Thanks Shootist - yep I've seen some of VGs 404 posts - will drop him a line.
Thanks Atticus - good point - I'm not sure exactly when they...
Thanks for the welcome Ray - and not many of the US crew online with us on an Aussie Friday night ;-)
Very nice acquisition - well done.
I'm thinking of building a 404J on a CZ 550.
I understand they now use L Walther barrels on the Safari...
long time lurker, finally joined the cool kids on AH
I havn't hunted Africa - it's on the bucket list for 'one day'
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