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  1. Hunting Sailor

    AR-type Rifles

    @mdwest @YancyW thanks for the info, much appreciated.
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    AR-type Rifles

    Please forgive perhaps a silly question: Why are some people on Youtube holding the AR style weapons in a really funny looking hold? The front hand has the thumb over the barrel and it looks really uncomfortable. When I was a kid I was taught to let the stock rest in the palm of the off hand...
  3. Hunting Sailor

    My Top Ten Gear Items For Safari

    Thanks for the video. That area where you film with the creek seems idyllic.
  4. Hunting Sailor

    Jihadists seize Moz port

    Eeben Barlow wrote a book called Executive Outcomes about his own experiences. Although he may have had another opinion about being a mercenary. I enjoyed reading the book.
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    Best Caliber for Tiny 10?

    Since so many of the Tiny 10 are shot as opportunity arises there will be the inevitable damaged bodies if you use the rifle you have in hand. Perhaps people with stronger willpower than I posses would be able to decline a shot if they have it due to not the right bullet available in the rifle...
  6. Hunting Sailor to be updated

    Will the app still be available after the upgrade? Thanks
  7. Hunting Sailor

    Which is the best game meat?

    I think the taste of the meat differs a bit depending where the animal was. The Kalahari Springbok taste different in my view than the Karoo version etc. My list goes like this: 1- Mountain Reedbuck 2- Impala 3- Springbok
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    One year from now, what will things look like

    It’s not fun and certainly no vacation, but we do what we can to repatriate everyone. It’s after all each shipping company’s responsibility to make sure the crew is repatriated no matter what. The last couple of weeks has seen a bit of movement in the receiving countries. Charter flights are...
  9. Hunting Sailor

    WIN a FREE Wapiti Hunter Butcher Knife By Von Gruff in a Random Drawing Giveaway

    Congratulations @Bowfish and thanks @Von Gruff for the opportunity.
  10. Hunting Sailor

    WIN a FREE South African Hunt Valued at US$6,300 for 2 Hunters from AFRICA SUN SAFARIS for 2020

    Congratulations @Josh3105. Enjoy the hunt and time in the veld.
  11. Hunting Sailor

    Thought Provoking Question : How Many Of You Would Use A Smaller Calibre If It Were Legal?

    The legal minimums are set for a reason (right, wrong, or indifferent) and if you don’t agree with the regulations, then go to work on them. Why would you not follow the minimum caliber rules? You follow many other rules. If you’re caught out using the wrong caliber you may or may not be in...
  12. Hunting Sailor

    Videographer / Film Maker Limpopo 2020

    I’m assuming now, but I would bet a very pretty sum that any videographer worth their salt would be willing to travel from PE to Limpopo. iGala Productions is one that also comes to mind. They travel all over, Zambia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, Mozambique, basically anywhere you would want...
  13. Hunting Sailor

    No Waste No Hunger Initiative

    Hey, All the power to you for wanting to help in the fight against poaching. Typically the landowner in South Africa owns the animals on the land. If it’s open land they don’t, but for all terms let’s say that they dispose of the animals shot on their land. The going rate from a butcher for...
  14. Hunting Sailor


    I’m sure it would only be for US based companies, anything else doesn’t make sense. You seem to know a lot about cruise ships? I wouldn’t go for free either... They pay me..[emoji23]
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    No signs of bail out for the cruise lines for several reasons, the non US flag is one reason, but there are others as well. There are however other areas of the industry that perhaps qualify to receive it though, the support companies around the ports as well as travel agents etc., who are...
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    Curious to see what action people are taking for the Coronavirus

    We’ve changed from entertaining, feeding and transporting thousands of guests on vacation to entertain, motivate and trying to get a couple of thousand crew home. At the same time worrying about the family back home in a soon locked down South Africa. #stuckbetweenfloridaandbahamas
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    Good thing! The drive JNB-Bedford I reckon is 10hrs+, so perhaps a charter is an option? I know there are some operators, but have no idea of price. A business opportunity anyone?
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    Regulation of Double rifle question

    I’m sure some of the Engineers on the Forum will give you the formula, but the higher altitude gives a difference in density of the air. So the bullet will fly longer with less resistance. If I remember correctly the higher temperature also can maintain a higher % humidity so that would make...
  19. Hunting Sailor

    Hello from Sweden

    Välkommen! Starting to have a few Swedes around AH now...[emoji106]
  20. Hunting Sailor

    Best binocular cover for warm weather

    I’ve been using the Rick Young for a few years now and have been very happy with them. They give you so many options to chose from depending on the situation. Yes after a while the adjuster will irritate you, (regardless of backpack or not, but it won’t press on it, at least not with my 20L day...
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    Tips tricks and ideas for long flights -- help a brother out

    All the above advises have worked for some and they are great, however your attitude towards the flight has the largest impact. Whether you expect it to be horrible or just OK you will be right... I do 3-6 roundtrips per year and been from Economy to First, direct as well as via the Gulf and...
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    Barrel length for handguns in South Africa?

    There is a minimum length requirement, the length may be depending where in SA you’ll hunt. A mounted scope is required for the import of a handgun. I suppose not many will check if you have it on the firearm when you’re out in the veld. I don’t have the legal document with me now, but if you...
  23. Hunting Sailor

    Taxidermist Recommendations in South Africa

    Taxidermy Africa in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa is handling trophies from all over Africa. They are typically in the US for the Season, but not sure if they are at DSC specifically.
  24. Hunting Sailor

    7mm rifles, whats your thoughts, favourites

    I would look as to what will be more available where you live. Not loading my ammo myself I would have the following: Europe and South Africa for a bolt action- 7x64. For a break barrel/single shot 7x65R. I’ve shot animals with both the x64 and x57 and have a drilling in x57R. So nothing...
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    .416 Remington Magnum For Sale

    It’s supposed to be within 90 work days if all documents are in order, or deemed to be in order. The longest wait I have had was around 11 months and the shortest was just over 4 months, both with all documents in order.
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    WIN a FREE Safari Knife With Buffalo Horn & Giraffe Bone By Von Gruff in a Random Drawing Giveaway

    @Godlover01 congratulations! I’m sure it will serve you well.
  27. Hunt Nyala in South Africa

    Hunt Nyala in South Africa

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    My African Knives

    Any day I get to use a knife from @vongruff is a great day. This was from earlier in the week.
  29. South Africa Hunting Nyala

    South Africa Hunting Nyala

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  30. Hunting Sailor

    Nyala Pictures

    A very special and emotional moment as I had the wonderful privilege to guide my mom to this Nyala. Obviously nothing for the book, not even measured, but the biggest “trophy” one can imagine. Being in the bush with my mom who used to take me up as a kid in the high tower waiting for a moose to...
  31. South Africa Hunt Impala

    South Africa Hunt Impala

    I hunted a couple of Impala rams for meat this week and I used the mini skinner, the latest of your creations that I have bought. It handled very well and felt comfortable in my hand. I have large hands, but it felt proportionate although it’s the mini version.
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    My African Knives

    I hunted a couple of Impala rams for meat this week and I used the mini skinner, the latest of your creations that I have bought. It handled very well and felt comfortable in my hand. I have large hands, but it felt proportionate although it’s the mini version. Well done Von Gruff, you’re a...
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    Best two gun combination for Africa?

    One of the faster 7mm or one of the faster .30 with 170-200 grain bullets would be a great combination with the .416 and will cover much of the mixed game on the lighter side.