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  1. flatwater bill

    Namibia - Chaos at border posts

    Have to expect a few glitches at reopening.....I guess. On the bright side, The police from Mariental were able to give chase. The last time I was in Mariental, there was no gas or oil for the police car. With the oil drained, and waiting for a new supply, there was no chasing anyone.....crook...
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    ISIS militants wreak havoc in Mozambique, killing more than 1,000

    This is a hunting, not a political website. But it is articles like this that show how closely intertwined the two are. Few would want to hunt in a region with such an ambient level of violence. And so to digress toward the political side just a bit....shortly after the 2016 Presidential...
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    Needed! Ruger M77 Mark 1 Floor Plate

    I replaced the original on a LA tang safety Ruger 77 with aftermarket bottom metal. 30 years ago. I think I still have the old one. I will look. If.....and I say if.....I can find it, you can have it..................FWB
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    Laminated rifle stocks

    "I don't hunt cold, wet, damp.....places"........I envy you................. I also like the laminate look and the feel is better than Tupper Ware. I guess it never became very popular though......................FWB
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    Old Winchester Silvertip Ammo - 300gr .375 H&H

    I am not a big fan of this bullet. I used them on Australian buffalo years ago, and they were a bit soft. Ok on careful shots behind the shoulder. I shot one bull under the chin while he looked at me. the bullet making a perfectly centered hole in the wind pipe. It did not break his neck, and...
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    Comment by 'flatwater bill' in media 'Namibia Hunt Eland'

    What a great bull! Thanks for the pic.........and congrats. ...FWB
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    Heym 26B Luxus Double Rifle 7x65R With Leupold VX-R 3-9x50 For Sale

    Excellent value here for anyone looking for this caliber range............thanks Mark and best of luck................it won't last too long I think....................FWB
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    In memoriam - Namibian Professional Hunter Volker Grellmann passes away

    Time is the school in which we learn... Time is the fire in which we burn......(DS) Feel fortunate to have met him. RIP......................FWB
  9. 20 gauge Slug Performance

    20 gauge Slug Performance

    My 20 ga Benelli is rifled as well. And while I have some good and favorite smooth bore loads for other guns, the slug at the start of this thread is for rifled bbls. I do not get 1.5 inch groups, but close. In my gun, the Remington slugs gave good accuracy too...................On deer sized...
  10. 20 gauge Slug Performance

    20 gauge Slug Performance

    2337 Ft Lbs of energy from a 20
  11. 20 Gauge Slug

    20 Gauge Slug

  12. flatwater bill

    Donkey turns the tables on a Hyena that wandered onto a farm

    I'm pretty sure I owned that very same donkey once. I let him do whatever he wanted..................FWB
  13. flatwater bill

    20 gauge Slug

    My 20 ga Benelli is rifled as well. And while I have some good and favorite smooth bore loads for other guns, the slug at the start of this thread is for rifled bbls. I do not get 1.5 inch groups, but close. In my gun, the Remington slugs gave good accuracy too...................On deer sized...
  14. flatwater bill

    375 and reloader 16

    Didn't know they made a Re-16...............I began loading the 375 40 years ago. My best load was and is 67 grains of 4064 behind a 300 grain bullet( the usual caveats apply).........best of luck on your loading.........FWB
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    The Girlfriend

    My nephew Brandon sends me a joke every week. This was the most popular at last week's high roller elk camp: (apologies before hand, never before, etc.................) How do you know your girl friend's getting too fat? She's starting to fit into your wife's clothes:giggle:................FWB
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    New World Record

    Neat. Probly an Afgan with an AK wondering WTF?. But liked the vid........great skill.......thanks for posting....................FWB
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    Markhor....what's the big deal?

    This is what the quarter mill $ guys are after..............................FWB
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    20 gauge Slug

    A substantial improvement on my slug gun, for sure Am using a Benelli Nova ( in this case a 20) with a Leupold muzzleloader scope with heavy crosshair and short parallax ......................FWB
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    20 gauge Slug

    2337 Ft Lbs of energy from a 20.........................FWB
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    20 gauge Slug

    I have tested many 20 ga slugs lately. This is my favorite. Advertised at 1600 fps.........FWB
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    Algeria lifts 25 year long ban on hunting

    A huge country of nearly one million sq miles. Inhabited by the Berbers who are well known to shoot first and forget the questions. With the ubiquitous AK-47 and its congeners, and even a few French Lebels being shot there (my friend tells me.), small wonder that the addax became extinct. In...
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    Ruger Safari Magnum

    Quite so, Toby.......I may have misread.............thanks.........................FWB
  23. flatwater bill

    Ruger Safari Magnum

    I currently own one Ruger 77 MkII Magnum Express Rifle in 416 Rigby. It is scoped. It is not possible for me, or anyone else, to eject loaded or empty rounds and have them hit the scope. We have tried repeatedly. It can't be done on THIS rifle. Other Ruger models with push feeds, investment...
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    Ruger Safari Magnum

    Ruger nomenclature can be confusing...to me at least......You are referring to the Ruger Model 77 Mk II Magnum Express Rifle most often called Ruger Safari Magnum no doubt. I handled a proto-type in 1988, but saw them on the shelves for the first time in 1989. Most recently, I bought one in 416...
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    South African Airways suspends operations

    This Holstein cow has apparently been milked to death. The once great economy of RSA slides inexorably toward third world status. And "State Run" organizations suffer first and most. Many an enterprise has failed thru incompetence....but for SAA....the final assegai was corruption. Deep, rife...
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    Please Recommend An LG (000 Buckshot) Load For Follow Up Work

    Skinners............I found it actually surprising how deep BBB steel will penetrate into my standard "bear target" at short range. With it's two very hard layers interspersed with both soft and tough layers, this target simulates heavy bones in the head of your soon to be playmate. Despite the...
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    Rigby Highland Stalker 9.3x62 For Sale

    I would have bought the rifle, but I got Dr Ray's advice backwards. Beautiful gun in a great caliber........'grats........................FWB
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    Safely Using the Classified Ads

    Somebody that has been a member on this website for years, with hundreds of posts, is probably not going to want 56,000 members to know that they are a liar and a cheat. But somebody that has been here all day.?..........just sayin...........FWB
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    Pre-64 Winchester 70 9.3x64 Brenneke - The mystery continues

    I could provide a letter of authentication for less than $500....say $250..........I would probably need to take it to Africa once or twice. Just to be sure.............FWB
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    Plainsgame Hunt Eastern Cape 7 Animals $4,300

    Beautiful photos, Kent...................and what a fine looking lodge. That black is truly the Wildebeest from Hell.....a great trophy on a very nice offer..........thanks for posting......FWB
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    Please Recommend An LG (000 Buckshot) Load For Follow Up Work

    Well said, Professor. When I was developing my charge stopper load, several friends or forum members suggested using a slug. I included many of them in my testing. But I know myself, and I needed a margin for error. If I was certain I would always hit center, I would use a 375 HH with the 270...
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    Quiet Muzzle Break

    muzzle break: ..................FWB
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    Please Recommend An LG (000 Buckshot) Load For Follow Up Work

    Prof.............I did a lot of buckshot testing in 2015, 16 and 17; testing both patterns and penetration. Sadly, I did not test any Eley shells. They must have worked well, or you would not be here today asking your question. While I reached many conclusions for myself, I am unfamiliar with...
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    Tanzania: Roadkill Rates Alarming As 380 Lions Perish

    Thanks, Caustin..................any idea what the author's were trying to accomplish? Making American journalists look good is quite a challenge.....FWB
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    Tanzania: Roadkill Rates Alarming As 380 Lions Perish

    At a party I attended last year, a snowflake asked me about hunting lions. Rhetorically. She said, "why can't we just leave them alone?"........and this is why. Man has a huge impact on everything on the planet. Perhaps he should manage that impact. Hunting is part of it. 380 X...
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    Modern Action 7x57 Load

    The loads listed above are interesting and timely to me, as I am about to take a 7X57 on a deer hunt. Accordingly, I fired my load of 45 grains of IMR 4350 under a 162 grainer, 22" bbl, today thru chronograph. The manual lists this load at 2553fps in a 24" bbl. I got 2505 and 2517 for two shots...
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    Looking To Buy Swarovski 8x30 SLC Binoculars

    People argue over which is the best binocular. In reality, the question has no answer. There is only the best binocular for YOU. Your age, ability to hold steady, ease with which you tire, purpose and hunting method. For me, this is the best binocular. I bought them in 2015 and they are better...
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    Got the .458WM (Grizzinator) back from the shop..all dolled up and ready for Action!

    Saf.K..............beautiful and well thought out rifle.........would make a great African gun as well..............best of luck with it....................FWB
  39. flatwater bill

    Bore Scope recommendations

    I have been using a bore scope on my rifles for the last 3 years. It has improved my cleaning methods, and shown me why some of my rifles simply don't shoot well. The problem is, the scope is not mine. The friend that owns it is happy to share, but it is inconvenient and I want to buy one. His...
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    Recoil Mitigation

    The recoil of my 375 is approximately twice that of my 30-06, and I find it unpleasant. Many on this site happily shoot cannons. Not me. Thanks for the tip......FWB
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    Tanzania & The Hunting Monks

    Foxi...............enjoyed the historical photos. I always admired these courageous individuals. IMO they brought good things to Africa.....although their memory is reviled and hated by many indigenous Africans. Wheels...............loved the history.............when one realizes that most of...
  42. flatwater bill

    If You Ever Wanted To Hunt The Caprivi Now Is Your Chance...

    What a fabulous offer! Thanks, Karl............................FWB
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    Modern Action 7x57 Load

    I am loading 45 grains IMR 4350 under a 162 grain HSPBT in my 7mm.....seems fine.....good case life. My powder a little faster, your bullet a little harder. 6's. Should be good if you worked up, and no pressure signs. If you can reload the fired cases a few times you solid......2500-2600...
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    Boone Picken's ranch for sale: "Tire kickers are not welcome"

    We may need one or two more, Mort..................but we're almost there.......FWB
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    Boone Picken's ranch for sale: "Tire kickers are not welcome"

    I will buy it if I can get a partner........any takers.........?.......................FWB
  46. flatwater bill

    Blue Dot

    Cal.......that is some worthwhile data for sure. Surprising on the Unique though. It is such a fast and dirty powder in my handgun. But glad it is doing well in your big guns. I have used it for well over 40 years for heavy 12 ga loads. Bruce, I also used a heavy charge in my .58 with a...
  47. flatwater bill

    Whitworth 375 H&H For Sale - As New

    I have a Whitworth .375 and like it very much. But it did not come with wood like yours!.............fine offer..................FWB
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    Comment by 'flatwater bill' in media '375 H&H Rifle built on a Satterlee action'

    That is one fine looking piece...........................FWB
  49. flatwater bill

    Gun cleaning behind all copper ammo

    Good data in this thread. Since I started using a bore scope, I have learned a lot. Hog-P is right, you don't know that your rifle is truly clean until you scope it......but having said that, if it shoots to your satisfaction, then I guess you don't need to know more. But for older or rougher...
 
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