My son and I are busy re- building a 1973 FORD F150. The entire cab will be fitted out with elephant , buffalo and kudu leather.. seats, door panels, roof, sun visors and of course the steering wheel ( from elephant trunk leather)
My trophy room's entire floor is covered with flat skins from...
I have a pair of the HIPPO brand Courtney boots and wish I had never spent all that money to buy them!! Way over rated and priced!! The rubber soles are hard and after a days tracking elephant, my feet want to retire for good... they also NOISY as hell when you need to be quiet. I never hunt...
VERY sad but compelling story.. very well told! Thanks for sharing. Your report on the 458 is outstanding. I truly admire my 458 Win Mag, but obviously in modern day, we get to use the best ammo available. I have had NO regrets/ issues with many buff and 3x ellies hunted with my 458.
During my very first vacation to the USA in 1980, we went into a local music bar/ restaurant where they did square dancing etc. Lo and Behold, Charlie Daniels Band was playing!!!! FANTASTIC evening and still in my memory.
RIP awesome musician.....
I have most of the above mentioned books and others... All excellent reads.
Of the newer characters, I highly recommend Kevin Thomas' books.
He has retired and now lives in England.. Enjoy whatever you are reading!!!!
375 H&H Magnum.. Yes, it is enough gun. With the use of the BEST PREMIUM bullets, even better!!
I have shot many buffalo, but only one ellie, with my 375's..when I decided to do more elephant hunting I upgraded to a 458 Win Mag again with PREMIUM ammo and have had huge success.
My son shot his...
Congrats.. Very nice rifle.
I have been waiting a long while for the right CZ ZKK 600 to come up in 30-06 calibre..one came into my shop yesterday, pristine condition.
Added to my current CZ stable, pending license approval.
For straight meat hunting, 30-06 gets my vote. I love my 300 WM as well, but far too much meat damage on shoulder shots.
Now also using 6,5 Creedmore with 140g Remington Corelokt for most PG.. Eland only with 375 H&H Magnum
Nostalgia... My first hunt, age 6 yrs, with my Dad and his brother, Uncle Willie in the Gwanda area of S-W Rhodesia. My dad teaching me, telling stories of his bush Hunts and experiences, rifle handling safety.
The bush war crept in far too quickly and that all ended.. For a long while!
I would go with #3.
Gotta have a 375 in the bush.. DG and PG no sweat.
The trusty 30-06 for PG and then the 357 carried as back up for emergency situations DG hunting ..
NICE collection you have by the way!!!
Solids in 375 for elephant and smaller game.. Duiker, dik dik etc.. Rest, always premium softs up front.
Eg.. I only hunt buff with 2x Swift A Frames on top, followed by premium solids.. Be this 375 or 458 Win Mag.
At his request, my father's ashes were spread at Mana Pools, where he hunted the Valley waaay before Kariba was built!! I grew up there, more fishing than hunting as a kid, but have hunted there on my own steam as I matured... Nothing like the Valley... Especially in OCTOBER!!!
Not sure about SOULS, but... Years ago I got a BSA SPORTSMAN. 22 Long rifle from my late uncle. He hunted and fished with my own late father.. I considered this uncle my second father. At some stage in my career I was being transferred to Chile to head up South American operations.. I couldn't...
Welcome to AH.. You will get all the info you need from here. Some awesome Hunts and trophies that you have taken!!
My brother just moved to Tucson in January, so hopefully I'll get to visit him some time and MAYBE get a shot in some where...