Welcome to AH, is your new rifle a 416 Rigby or a 416 Ruger?
The only times I have cut my self with is when I was using the knife incorrectly or didn't take time to check the edge before I used it. A dull...
You guys have to understand Charlies wife is a teacher she takes three steps and chants "Clean up, pick up put away".
Having to shoot LH I have been interested in a R8 for several years now. I just discovered the Marco Polo Outfitters is 7 mile from the hotel I...
Doubles, bolts, or lever guns what about a good old fashion Ruger #1 in say a 416 Rigby. The one in my gun safe weights 11-1/2 pounds and is MOA...
@Gater why do you feel you need range finding Binos? In my experience if you need to know the range to a target you will have plenty of time to...
Welcome to AH. Planning you first Safari is more than half the fun.
Well Charlie I guess the the cats out of the bag now. Lets put a plan together for some range time to make sure you don't have to follow your...
Great write up @IvW, I always enjoy your posts. I'm always amazed at how much more "Part Timers" know than the full time Professionals.
If you draw blood its your animal, always check your zero. Whats more expensive 5-10 rounds of ammo or a wounded and lost Kudu?
The best spare part I can think of is a second rifle.
Being the most likely beneficiary of this change i'll need to put some thought into my answer.
Nice rifle Red, does the mean the R8 will have company on your next trip to Africa?
How you carry extra ammo is always a personal preference, over the years I have use most of them. I've put shells in my pants pocket, shirt...
Praying for you Pieter, get well soon.
Great report so far, keep it comming
Great write up on the lessons learned and a great heads up on the pelican suitcase.
Hay IvW start saying good things about doubles. Dad needs a double to pass on to his oldest son, something in a 450/400 would be great.
Good stuff Toby, thanks for the video
Great write up Toby, I'm glad you got your lioness. After these last two DG hunts do you regret selling Charlie that 470NE double?
I prefer a medium weight varmint barrel on my encore to help with the recoil
great report, love the Waterbuck
I'm looking forward to the rest of the report.
How did shooting your Encore ruin your shooting form? I switch between my Encore and my #1 all the time and don't seam to have any problem.
Congrats on the #1, its my favorite hunting rifle.
Toby, I'm glad your home safe and sound. That was quite a hunt you had, I'm sure that's not how you wanted your hunt do go but I'm sure its one...
Congrats on a great hunt, I wish I could have gone with you.
Toby your having a great hunt but stop teasing us with just the pictures and give us the details
My Ruger #1 in 30-06 is my all time favorite hunting rifle, it's light, short, easy to carry and above all accurate.
Welcome to AH
Have a great Time guys, i'm looking forward to the report.
Toby take both rifles, when Delta losses both of them you'll have a reason to get two new ones.
I'd take both just to be on the safe side.
I have been to Africa twice and both times Delta left my guns in ATL. Because of this one of my standard questions for outfitters is what do you...
Fire Hose work pants from Duluth Trading Co. are the best pants on earth for the outdoors man. Mine have been on safari twice, logged over 200K in...
Dad (@Shootist43 ) loaded some 120 grn Barnes for my sons rifle but it didn't like them at all. Currently all of his reloads are 140 and above, we...
I'm a big fan of the NP but only at non-magnum velocities. I also agree 100% hat the Barnes and SAF are much tougher bullets and retain 95% or...
The 140 grn NP is a fabulous bullet for the Swede
Welcome to AH from a fellow KC resident.
I don't have the luxury of my own outdoor range so my son and I along with my father (Shootist43) shoot...
Welcome to AH. GO BLUE!!!
I used a 180 grn NP in my 30-06 on both of my safaris and never worried about expansion or penetration, the track record of the NP speaks for...
Welcome to AH, enjoy the site it's addicting.
That was a great hunt. Once Africa gets in your blood you can't get it out.
Unless you know a gunsmith who can do a trigger job on either rifle, I would go with the one with the best trigger.
I'm interested in a pair of Courteney boots but I wear a 10 H and all I see on your webs site are EE. Do you have any suggestion on which boot or...
Congrats to you and your son on a great hunt.
Find out what type of terrain you will be hunting and if the outfitter says hilly or mountainous be prepared to walk or jog up hill and shoot with...
What a great hunt.
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