Old thread revival but - how does one avoid frostbite?
Most “4 bore” rifles, you’ll find, are actually 6 bores. There are far fewer true 4 bores than 6’s.
A gunsmithing friend said he’s got an eye that should suit well enough. Doesn’t have to be perfect just has to be better than the ghastly target...
Again, incredible responses.
You’re mitigating my worries and I like that, ha! I have Graham’s book and have read it but I think I need to...
I can’t edit the above post - if Dacron is fine I’ll happily keep using it. I’ve just heard stories of chamber ringing and am sort of scared of...
So if I have a load worked up for 440gr SN, maybe back off a grain and use the 450gr hydro basically same load? So 89gr for soft 88 for...
Wow, excellent answer! Thanks for taking the time to reply with such detail. The factory ammo you talk of, in the catalogue there are...
I’ve been shooting my rifle for 4 years, but with 440gr bullets. It IS a .450. These rifles are my passion. I’ve catalogued about 20 so far, and...
Thanks rookhawk and others.
Rook - my rifles a Certus like you once had. 440gr is the load it has on the barrel. Do you think the Woodleigh...
I forgot about the Henry having the slot in it. I’d bank on a Winchester also.
1877... could be the henry (I feel unlikely..?) Winchester 73 (again..) or a 76, which seems most probable?
That second last pic gets an A for effort!
Love all the lever guns. Seems the Winchester 1895 was popular for big game. I wonder what cartridge they used the most? I know .405 was the...
One of the nicest looking factory guns ever made.
So about 3/4 of an average persons yearly income. Fair bit.
Thanks everyone :)
1. Forest elephant
2. West African buff
3. Dwarf buff
6. Anything in Africa.
Just curious (going through an old catalogue). It dates to 1903. With inflation, what would 1 guinea be worth today? This has a double...
I think I’ll work with a NFB load around the 2000fps mark - that’s only 15gr under the 2nd listed factory load.
I’ll send Geoff another email - he didn’t reply to my last.
Please, post a thread when you go! Good luck and have fun!
I’ll shoot Ben a PM as him and I chat occasionally on another forum. Appreciate it guys :)
Anyone have a copy and can check something for me?
So 100% daydreaming here - won’t happen until the house is paid off in a decade or so and who knows what the world will be like then.....
So glad I found this thread. I had no idea the .450 Nitro, .450 No.2 Nitro, .470 Nitro, .500/465 nitro, .475 Nitro, .476 nitro and .475 No.2 had...
Reasonable price being key here. I’ve always thought the prices outfitters charge for buffalo here is insanely high.
Plus don’t shoot the car if you’re in one lol. Does his first shot hit it or is that my imagination?
Geez you were up late (or early?).
Locally everyone just drives around til the dogs go off then let them out and wait til they hear the dogs on a...
“Pretty much all” isn’t “all” and therefore not “everyone” (y)
Edit to add: I’ve only shot 3 pigs, all have been on foot by the moonlight to...
I had a zastava m70 in .458 win mag. Shot good, feeding was flawless. Great gun for the money. Wish I still had it
Don’t go chasing pigs in Aus then, pretty much all done from a car, bike or atv
Calling any Coggie owners here who may have a .450 3 1/4” Nitro.
Need to know: is your gun the 440gr or the 480gr proofing? If 440gr, any chance...
At least not something something..?
My supply of 440gr bullets is getting low.
Anyone have load data for a .450 Nitro Express 3 1/4” but using the 350gr NFB bullets? Or...
This is the point though. While things may be abundant, or even over abundant in some areas, populations can be crashing elsewhere, which then...
Love the clown knife.
Load either of those 585’s to 577 NE ballistics and they’d be fantastic though :)
Is Bill still around?
Just finished that article. HOLY HECK HE HAD A LOT OF DOUBLES!
I’d appreciate it if you could, thanks :)
Beautiful! And a most excellent practical try out - 14 buffalo! Wow!
Hey guys and gals,
As the title says - anyone here hunted with a .700 nitro, or know someone who has? I’d love to hear some fresh stories, rather...
Duterte seems to have a working system ;)
Lather, rinse, repeat. The cycle rarely breaks..
What will a replacement do for you? It’s not YOUR kudu then? If it’s just a small spot maybe a taxidermist can repair it?
Going by the pic it...
@sambar hunter - who is bringing in the barre?
Still not as bad as:
Can always run .416 bullets through a die to get them down to the right size too.
Why hunt a captive bred animal though? I personally don’t see the appeal *shrugs*
I always thought a red belly would make a neat belt..! Legalities ruin that though!
Or a milder venomous snake to learn on. I’ve played a bit with red bellies but haven’t worked up to a brown yet..! I wouldn’t start on a taipan,...
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