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  1. Edge

    350gr ttsx in 416

    75.5 and 77 grains is where I would go next and try shooting some groups. Good luck!
  2. Edge

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Alternative powders, I’ve used Varget and Alliant MR2000 with great results with 350’s in my Ruger.
  3. Edge

    Speer Grand Slams from Speer bullets

    The 3rd gen Grand Slam bullets are just a standard cup and core. There was another Speer Grand Slam thread where I posted what was left of a 145gr Grand Slam From my 284 Win, link to thread: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/speer-grand-slam-bullets.49249/page-2
  4. Edge

    ZAMBIA: Zambezi Valley Hunt In Zambia With Shamwari Safaris

    @Jumbo Thank you for taking the time and sharing the well written story, congratulations on a fantastic buffalo and what great character! The additional photos are icing on the cake! Thanks again, Edge
  5. Edge

    ZAMBIA: Zambezi Valley Hunt In Zambia With Shamwari Safaris

    Looking forward to the story and pics!
  6. Edge

    For Sale Heym Express Martini 404 Jeffery

    23 minutes for me...and I’m staying far away from there! You can all swing by my place before heading to Dukes. I’ll feed you some BBQ, serve up a few beverages and drive you there. I’m staying in the truck!
  7. Edge

    Crocodile Stomach Stones

    I didn’t know about “croc stones”, thank you for sharing the information! Now I want to hunt a crocodile!
  8. Edge

    No more Federal .375 HH Hydro

    Appreciate the heads up, grabbed 2 boxes. With some existing stock on my shelf and another 40 rounds, should be good to go until I can’t hunt any longer.
  9. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    We found the Giraffe on my way to visit my brother in central Florida, they have all kinds of metal/painted animals including full size lions, tigers and bears...oh my! They had a full size Zebra and foul, just about any animal you can imagine except a leopard!
  10. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    I don’t believe Taxidermy Studios are charging for storage, mine are not in storage and on display. I may see them in person again next year, TBD.
  11. Edge

    Comment by 'Edge' in media 'Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy'

    TCI did a great job!
  12. Edge

    ZIMBABWE: Early Season Elephant Hunt With Nyamazana Safaris

    Well done Mike and mighty fine video Gina!!!
  13. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    Yes, I relive that hunt every single day! I believe a hearing or court date was pending end of April in regards to importation, imagine it has been delayed. Will see if I can find dig up any additional details. My wife passed on your comments to him, replied “wow, one mention in a world...
  14. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    I’m finally getting around to posting the final pictures of reproduction elephant tusks cast from my originals with brass caps from TCI in Bulawayo. My wife and I thought they turned out great, quite pleased with the finished product and a fitting tribute to the elephant. The wooden base is...
  15. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    I’m finally getting around to posting the final pictures of reproduction elephant tusks cast from my originals with brass caps from TCI in Bulawayo. My wife and I thought they turned out great, quite pleased with the finished product and a fitting tribute to the elephant. The wooden base is...
  16. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    I’m finally getting around to posting the final pictures of reproduction elephant tusks cast from my originals with brass caps from TCI in Bulawayo. My wife and I thought they turned out great, quite pleased with the finished product and a fitting tribute to the elephant. The wooden base is...
  17. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    I’m finally getting around to posting the final pictures of reproduction elephant tusks cast from my originals with brass caps from TCI in Bulawayo. My wife and I thought they turned out great, quite pleased with the finished product and a fitting tribute to the elephant. The wooden base is...
  18. Taxidermy Crate

    Taxidermy Crate

    I was on my way home from a business trip and was changing planes in Atlanta, I knew the tusks had arrived a week before so gave Coppersmiths a ring and they had just cleared the tusks. I decided to drive the tusks home to the Florida Panhandle, I jumped on Priceline, reserved a pick-up, drove...
  19. Tusks Packed in Crate

    Tusks Packed in Crate

    I couldn’t wait to have a look at them, was finally able to pry the lid off with a crowbar. Lots of nails holding the crate together:
  20. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    One of my wife’s co-workers is an avid wood worker and took on the job of creating wooden bases using the wood from the crate and proceeded to dismantle the crate, lots of nails!
  21. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    One of my wife’s co-workers is an avid wood worker and took on the job of creating wooden bases using the wood from the crate and proceeded to dismantle the crate, lots of nails!
  22. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    One of my wife’s co-workers is an avid wood worker and took on the job of creating wooden bases using the wood from the crate and proceeded to dismantle the crate, lots of nails!
  23. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    One of my wife’s co-workers is an avid wood worker and took on the job of creating wooden bases using the wood from the crate and proceeded to dismantle the crate, lots of nails!
  24. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    He made us a cardboard replica for a fit-check:
  25. Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Built a small replica out of wood before building the final, in comparison to the finished product:
  26. Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Built a small replica out of wood before building the final, in comparison to the finished product:
  27. Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Kept us informed of his progress:
  28. Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Wooden Bases for Elephant Tusks

    Kept us informed of his progress:
  29. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    Was able to preserve the Zimbabwe stamp for importation on the inside, a nice touch:
  30. Wooden Bases making Process

    Wooden Bases making Process

    One of my wife’s co-workers is an avid wood worker and took on the job of creating wooden bases using the wood from the crate and proceeded to dismantle the crate, lots of nails!
  31. Elephant, Leopard & Buffalo Hunting Zimbabwe

    Elephant, Leopard & Buffalo Hunting Zimbabwe

    Will never forget this adventure!
  32. Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks Taxidermy

  33. Edge

    Survey: Your Favorite. 30 Caliber

    The one rifle I reach for is a Colt Light Rifle reworked by Mr Melvin Forbes with his NULA stock, new trigger and firing pin spring...Chambered in 30-06 Springfield. The combination of a 24” barrel, balance and weight under 6lbs sans scope is my usual hunting companion. l’ve used it hunting...
  34. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    Hopefully one day will be able to import the actual tusks and will heed your advice. After the photo op of the tusks around the fireplace, we moved them to bracket the TV.
  35. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    Total cost for the replicas, transportation, importation fees and bases: $3160 TCI: Original tusk cast with brass caps and crating: $1175 Trophy Ship Zim (LD Forwarding) : $1050 Coppersmith Atlanta: $560 Rental truck: $125 Wire Charges to send funds to Zim: $50 Gift card for bases: $200...
  36. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    Thank you, had the vision but others delivered on the execution!
  37. Edge

    Reproduction Elephant Tusks

    I’m finally getting around to posting the final pictures of reproduction elephant tusks cast from my originals with brass caps from TCI in Bulawayo. These tusks are from my hunt in Oct 2018 with @Nyamazana Safaris, and a link to the hunt...
  38. Edge

    SOUTH AFRICA: Has Anyone Hunted With Chris Troskie Safaris?

    A .375 will do the job with solids on Elephant and softs for Buffalo. Shot placement and proper bullets are paramount for success.
  39. Edge

    Well wishes for our friend Dennis from The Artistry of Wildlife

    Good to see you working your way back to health, what an ordeal you have been through. Take your time healing, listen to the Dr's and take care of yourself!
  40. 350 Speer Range Shots

    350 Speer Range Shots

    Speer has published load data for the 350gr Mag-Tip with a wide variety of powders, link below. I'm using Varget for my practice loads and Alliant 2000 MR for full throttle loads. You can’t really get into pressure trouble with the 2000 MR as you can’t fit enough in the case. I've run a 2000 MR...
  41. 350 TSX Range Shots

    350 TSX Range Shots

    Speer has published load data for the 350gr Mag-Tip with a wide variety of powders, link below. I'm using Varget for my practice loads and Alliant 2000 MR for full throttle loads. You can’t really get into pressure trouble with the 2000 MR as you can’t fit enough in the case. I've run a 2000 MR...
  42. Edge

    .416 Ruger Load Data for 300 and 350 Grain Bullets

    Speer has published load data for the 350gr Mag-Tip with a wide variety of powders, link below. I'm using Varget for my practice loads and Alliant 2000 MR for full throttle loads. You can’t really get into pressure trouble with the 2000 MR as you can’t fit enough in the case. I've run a 2000...
  43. Edge

    ZIMBABWE: Early Season Elephant Hunt With Nyamazana Safaris

    Congratulations and well done Mike and Gina! Looking forward to seeing more pics and some video!
  44. Edge

    Monolithic .375 bullets

    Peregrine also has solid copper flat point bullets that match up well with their expanding bullet.
  45. Edge

    6.5 Creedmoor factory cartridge recommendations

    I wouldn’t hesitate to use the 140gr Accubond for all game you have listed. I have had great performance using them out of my 6.5x284, velocity is just under 3000 fps. In fact, I’m sitting in a stand hunting with this load right now. I’ve taken at least 5 deer and have had a complete pass...
  46. Edge

    6.5x55mm Swede vs 7x57mm Mauser?

    The technical differences: Creed was designed for short actions, 2.825” vs 3.15” for Swede. Same reason for 6.5x47 Lapua at 2.795”, easily run long 140 gr pills in a short action for shooting sports. The Creed & Lapua also run higher pressures vs Swede. On the practical side, not much of a...
 
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