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    Plains Game Magnum?

    300H&H and 375H&H. That's my plan.
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    9.3x62 vs 375H&H

    According to the Gospel of Africa a 375H&H is the best all around caliber. I don't disagree. However, if you take DG off the table is the 9.3x62 a better all around caliber for everything else?
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    Calibre for lightweight rifle dilemma...

    Light weight, sufficient power, low recoil. Pick two because you can't have all three.
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    Hunting in America vs Africa

    What's interesting to me is all the elk/sheep hunting articles in the gun rags where the authors seemingly get tags anytime they want. I'll be honest, I have no faith the draw system is even remotely fair. I suspect, but can't prove, that just like almost every other government run scheme it's...
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    Hunting in America vs Africa

    I live in Kentucky. I'm a land owner and I hunt exclusively on my property. Every year I kill enough deer to keep us in venison until next year. Same with turkey in the spring and fall seasons. As a land owner I don't have to have a license or pay for tags as long as I hunt on my own land. Same...
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    Rigby Highland Stalker .275 vs 30-06

    I read this whole thread with the intent of adding my two cents and I was absolutely certain I was going to cast a vote for the 275 Rigby. I've changed my mind. Everybody and their brother has a HS in 275 Rigby and owning one in 30-06 is just different enough it appeals to me. Besides, the '06...
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    Got the CZ blues

    In my experience CZ rifles work as advertised right out the box. However a little tweaking/tuning/improving never hurt anything. A brand new CZ550 375/416/458L is about $1100. A B&C stock is about $275. A trip to AHR for upgrade #2 will set you back another $1900 (including shipping). IOW, about...
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    Ruger Safari Magnum

    There are good and bad examples of every brand. Pick a rifle that appeals to you, fix anything that might need fixing, shoot it enough to become proficient and then go hunting. Bambi or Mbogo won't know or care what brand rifle you're using. I own CZ, Ruger, and Cooper rifles in calibers...
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    Pre-64 Winchester 70 9.3x64 Brenneke - The mystery continues

    "This all created a lure, and certain apeal of old pre 64 winchester m70, for rifle affcionados." Absolutely correct. Pre 64 M70s are good rifles and in their time they were great rifles but the legend is much larger than the reality. It's the same thing with muscle cars, Colt Pythons...
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    What Is Your Dream Rifle?

    My dream rifle isn't particularly sexy or exotic but it is a rifle I already own. A CZ550 300H&H custom built by AHR.
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    .270 vs 7*57 Which is the best???

    If all a person owned was a 270 they would have a very fine all around rifle. If all they owned was a 7x57 they would have an even finer all around rifle. YMMV.
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    The COVID situation in USA based on actual CDC data. Quite a different story...........

    One thing the data doesn't reveal is how much error/fraud is involved. False positives, flat out fake results, corrupt reporting and inaccurate causes of death have skewed the data to the point it's almost meaningless. The cold hard truth is the total number of deaths so far this year from all...
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    Ruger 275 Rigby Trifecta For Sale

    BTT
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    CZ550s For Sale (30-06, 308, 7X57)

    The .308 is sold.
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    CZ550s For Sale (30-06, 308, 7X57)

    The CZ550 7x57 is sold.
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    Ruger 275 Rigby Trifecta For Sale

    The African is sold.
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    CZ550s For Sale (30-06, 308, 7X57)

    It's a standard CZ550. Not an American. Barrel is 24". Weighs 7lbs 7oz on a digital scale.
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    Rifles

    Top to bottom: Ruger African, RSI Stainless, #1. All three are collectable. They only made 250 each of the African and RSI. Allegedly they only made 115 of the #1 but I can't confirm that number. All three have been fired to confirm function. The African and the #1 have 5 rounds each through...
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    300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    I commissioned AHR to build this rifle for me. I ordered it back in December and I picked it up from my FFL today. It's a 300H&H built on a CZ550 magnum receiver. It has a 25" Lilja medium/heavy contour barrel (1/10" twist). The stock is dark walnut. The sights are NECG and AHR custom with a...
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    300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    I commissioned AHR to build this rifle for me. I ordered it back in December and I picked it up from my FFL today. It's a 300H&H built on a CZ550 magnum receiver. It has a 25" Lilja medium/heavy contour barrel (1/10" twist). The stock is dark walnut. The sights are NECG and AHR custom with a...
  21. 300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    I commissioned AHR to build this rifle for me. I ordered it back in December and I picked it up from my FFL today. It's a 300H&H built on a CZ550 magnum receiver. It has a 25" Lilja medium/heavy contour barrel (1/10" twist). The stock is dark walnut. The sights are NECG and AHR custom with a...
  22. 300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    300 H&H Rifle built on a CZ550 Magnum

    I commissioned AHR to build this rifle for me. I ordered it back in December and I picked it up from my FFL today. It's a 300H&H built on a CZ550 magnum receiver. It has a 25" Lilja medium/heavy contour barrel (1/10" twist). The stock is dark walnut. The sights are NECG and AHR custom with a...
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    CZ550s For Sale (30-06, 308, 7X57)

    I'm thinning out my safe a bit and I've decided to sell three of my CZ550 rifles. Top to bottom: CZ550 Predator 30-06. I shot this rifle to check function and then put it away. It's as new. The stock is original but I don't know who makes it. It isn't a cheap piece of flimsy plastic. It's solid...
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    Ruger 275 Rigby Trifecta For Sale

    This is a decision I've been postponing for a while. It's time to eliminate a caliber from my collection. As much as I like them my 7X57/7mm Mauser/275 Rigby rifles no longer fit in my collection so I've decided to sell them. This listing is for a trio of Rugers chambered in 275 Rigby. There's...
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    CZ550 300H&H

    I commissioned AHR to build this rifle for me. I ordered it back in December and I picked it up from my FFL today. It's a 300H&H built on a CZ550 magnum receiver. It has a 25" Lilja medium/heavy contour barrel (1/10" twist). The stock is dark walnut. The sights are NECG and AHR custom with a...
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    Favorite above .40 Revolver cartridge?

    Old school is 45 Colt. Don't get much older than that and it's still extremely relevant. I own or have owned a few .40+ caliber revolvers. 41mag, 44spl, 44mag, 45 Colt, 45ACP, 454C, 460S&W, and 480 Ruger. Liked them all but 45 Colt is far and away my favorite and 44mag is far and away my least...
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    CZ 550 9.3x62, barrel mounted recoil lug, and B&C stock fit Qs

    Looks great! Congrats.
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    I've found perfection

    Beautiful rifle. Fantastic caliber. Congratulations on a great find!
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    CZ 550 9.3x62, barrel mounted recoil lug, and B&C stock fit Qs

    I have a CZ550 American 9.3x62. It has a walnut stock, two cross bolts and no sights. I pulled it out of the safe and removed the stock a couple of hours ago to see if I could add any more info for you. There is a small recoil lug about 2-3 inches in front of the main recoil lug. The small one...
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    Buffalo Hunt in the Northern Territory Australia ended very badly

    I used to bow hunt black bear in California. The rules were you could NOT have any firearm with you when you were bowhunting. However dang near every black bear bowhunter I knew carried a concealed handgun in case things went seriously awry. The game wardens seemed to agree because they never...
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    Those Thinking About Buying a First Double Rifle

    Honestly, I think the main reason double rifles aren't more popular is money. They're expensive and out of reach for most of us. That's not sour grapes or complaining it's just the reality. Very few hunters have the resources to spend 5 figures or more for a hunting rifle that has limited...
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    Iron sights .375HH

    I don't have express sights on my 375H&H because I have dreams of following up on DG. I have them so I can hone my shooting skills by shooting without a scope. When I hunt I use scopes because I want to give myself the best chance to humanely kill game but I practice with iron sights. I do that...
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    338s are a great caliber

    Bob, I don't own a 338 because I already have a 9.3x62. I'm not sure where a 338 or 35W fits. The obvious answer is "What's need got to do with it?". Don't tell the OP but if I did buy one of those calibers it would probably be a 3% Whelen. YMMV.
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    Rifle weight

    An old engineering design axiom states: light weight, durable, inexpensive. Pick two because you can't have all three. I've modified it to apply to firearms: light weight, low recoil, power. Pick two because you can't have all three. I have no problem humping a 9-10lb rifle all day. Do I enjoy...
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    338s are a great caliber

    I'm interested in 338Win but I already have calibers that encroach on the 338's sweet spot. A 30 caliber with 220gr bullets approaches the low end of the 338 performance envelope and 366/375 calibers top it on the big end. I could say the exact same thing about 35 Whelen. Despite that I still...
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    Case lube

    Huh, what? In English please. I'm not very fluent in Aussie. ;-)
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    Where Did All The Real Hunters Go?

    Or........he hit a little too close to home. However, I agree with you. It's just one man's opinion. No harm, no foul.
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    Allure of the Ruger No1

    I'm a big fan and I wouldn't hesitate to hunt anything anywhere with an appropriate caliber #1. If I had to choose the mythical 'only one rifle' I'd be just fine with mine being a #1. YMMV.
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    What is the Perfect Plains Game rifle? and what is too much?

    I plan to take a 300 H&H to Africa for my PG hunt. Maybe. I change my mind a lot. 275 Rigby, 30-06, 9.3x62, 9.3x74R and 375 H&H are all contenders. We'll see.
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    The Remington Model 700 Rumour

    Here's just one short video demonstrating the problem. There are other video examples. I sold the one I had owned for 20 years. It never malfunctioned but I lost confidence in it. To be fair any mechanical device can fail and the chance of a malfunction occurring increases with opportunity...
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    Your Custom Rifle

    That's the beauty of a custom rifle. You build it to fit you physically and emotionally. Some of the build decisions will be objective and some will be subjective but build it the way YOU want and don't worry about what others think. The net result is your perfect rifle and your opinion is the...
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    Obsessed With Ruger Rifles Especially #1s

    Neil, You win. That's an unbelievable collection of highly desirable calibers. I am officially jealous. Especially about the 404J and 9.3x74R. Congratulations sir. Just freaking awesome.......
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    US citizens- Question-- Have you received your $1200??

    We don't qualify. Instead I wrote a large check to the IRS. You're welcome.
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    Elephant Hunt with Spear Safaris

    When I first read the thread title I thought it was about hunting elephants with spears and immediately opened the thread expecting to see/read something really different. Obviously it's not what I initially thought but still an interesting thread and video. Ok, fess up. Was I the only dumbass...
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    Ruger No.1 "460 Weatherby"

    I doubt there's a production caliber made a #1 can't handle. OTOH, whether a normal human can handle shooting 460 Weatherby from a #1 is an entirely different matter. Just the idea of that makes me cringe. I suspect I know why it's for sale.
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    What I'd Like to See: Compare 44 Mag with the new big Mags 460, 500, etc

    I've owned or still own 44Mag, 454 Casull, 460 S&W and 480 Ruger revolvers all with at least 6.5" barrels and my comments are based on seat of the pants gun in my hand observations. Subjectively they're all pretty much as advertised. The 44Mag is definitely the runt of the litter. It's the...
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    Obsessed With Ruger Rifles Especially #1s

    dchamp, That's a cool collection. You got a little bit of everything. Blue steel, walnut, stainless, laminate and RSI. Well done!
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    40 S&W cartridge- how good?

    I like 40S&W and I think it gets a bad rap. It's the Goldilocks caliber. The perfect compromise between power and recoil. Just right. I prefer 45ACP and 38Super for subjective reasons and by subjective I mean I like 1911s. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate 40S&W because it's a great caliber...
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    Obsessed With Ruger Rifles Especially #1s

    I felt that way about the Ruger Africans too until they came out with the 280AI. With apologies to 280AI fans I was thoroughly disappointed. I was hoping for a 35 Whelen, 300H&H or other classic caliber. 280AI? No habla.
 
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