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  1. Jaws

    Fourty Something

    Since I got the rifle, I tried some factory ammunition as a trial & got immediate satisfactory groupings. Ive played around with the 400grn Rhino soft points and local SA powders in the 2200fps region, groups well. But ultimately for all my hunting I settled on the factory Norma African PH...
  2. Jaws

    Fourty Something

    :A Clapping: Great post! Man I love the forty somethings & glad I'm not the only one feeling this way! I seem to have missed where the .375 has been bashed in this discussion.:A Stirring: I have had the greatest of pleasure with my .404 Jeffery this past season. Buffalo, Hyena, Eland, Giraffe...
  3. Jaws

    Bullet for Cape Buffalo

    I had great success with the 450 grain Woodleighs (Norma African PH ammo @ 2150fps) out of my .404 Jef. took a bull at around 60M broad on, shot just above the heart, and the bullet was stuck under the skin of the opposite shoulder. The bull didn't make 35M before going down for good. Also...
  4. Jaws

    What is the typical method for hunting a captive bred lion?

    Everyone lives within their means, so I settled for a CBL hunt through a reputable outfitter. I had a great time & not once felt it being a watered down or staged hunt, on the contrary, I had a hard but satisfying walk & stalk hunt. There's something about it, after following that familiar...
  5. Jaws

    Night Of The Lioness

    Great read! Thanks for posting.
  6. Jaws

    Inquiry on South African Outfitters at U.S. hunting shows

    Spoke to Tienie yesterday, on his way to the airport. Can definitely not go wrong there, they run a brilliant outfit. Have a Buffalo Bull / cow combo booked upon his return. Cant wait!
  7. 300grn .375 Woodleigh HD Bullet Performance

    300grn .375 Woodleigh HD Bullet Performance

    300grn .375 Woodleigh HD, bullet was found just under the skin on the opposite shoulder, perfect performance delivered from a quality bullet.
  8. South Africa Hunting Buffalo Cow

    South Africa Hunting Buffalo Cow

    Some pictures of the internal view of a buffalo cow hunted by a friend of mine (Frederik), just have a look at the size of the ribs that overlap each other like armor. 300grn .375 Woodleigh HD, bullet was found just under the skin on the opposite shoulder, perfect performance delivered from a...
  9. Hunt Cape Buffalo Cow in South Africa

    Hunt Cape Buffalo Cow in South Africa

    Some pictures of the internal view of a buffalo cow hunted by a friend of mine (Frederik), just have a look at the size of the ribs that overlap each other like armor. 300grn .375 Woodleigh HD, bullet was found just under the skin on the opposite shoulder, perfect performance delivered from a...
  10. Buffalo Hunting South Africa

    Buffalo Hunting South Africa

    Some pictures of the internal view of a buffalo cow hunted by a friend of mine (Frederik), just have a look at the size of the ribs that overlap each other like armor. 300grn .375 Woodleigh HD, bullet was found just under the skin on the opposite shoulder, perfect performance delivered from a...
  11. Jaws

    A Genuine Question : Why Is Hornady So Hated?

    White tails and African buffalo are in two completely different categories. The DGX is not up to a reliable standard for my liking to take down an animal that can & will kill you when given half a chance once badly injured due to poor bullet performance. Again, why risk it when there are far...
  12. Jaws

    A Genuine Question : Why Is Hornady So Hated?

    Going after DG, I want to feel confident with my equipment. I use Hornady for practice & roll my own Swift A-frames or use the Norma African PH loaded with Woodleigh softs & FMJ's in my 450/400, 404Jeffery & .470Ne. The DGX bullets I recovered from my backstop in comparison to say Barnes...
  13. Jaws

    Most Dangerous Game (unwounded)?

    Id say its circumstantial, but my vote goes to Elephant cows with calves especially if they have experienced predators (2 & 4 legged) before. There was the big 5 then & the big 5 now, as the world evolved & human influence and other factors has affected the behavior of these animals, some are...
  14. Jaws

    Woodleigh - what's too fast?

    I can agree 100% to this. I have had great success with the Woodleigh's out of my 470NE The moderately low 2050-2200FPS in the NE allows for perfect expansion especially in the larger cal. Recovered bullets from a lion(18M) & (+/- 80M) buff which looked near identical to the example on the box...
  15. Jaws

    The Cartridge Which Is Loved By Some, Loathed By Many, But Known By All

    IvW, your assumption wrt recoil or rather lack there of as my only preference to certain calibers is incorrect. But please enlighten me with what it is you trying to get at. For good orders sake, I did not reprobate any of those calibers, I stated that they don't appeal to me. But I find it...
  16. Jaws

    The Cartridge Which Is Loved By Some, Loathed By Many, But Known By All

    Thank you Mr Rahman, Unfortunately I think it wont ever be the case, but it is nice to dream of an era when those ideas were possibilities. The .458WM I mentioned belongs to my father & has become his favorite, my exposure to it has certainly started a keen fondness of it, but I have my own...
  17. Jaws

    The Cartridge Which Is Loved By Some, Loathed By Many, But Known By All

    Not illegal in SA, for hunting purposes, the magazine has to be altered to allow for only two rounds to be fed + 1 in the chamber. But difficult to obtain a license though.
  18. Jaws

    The Cartridge Which Is Loved By Some, Loathed By Many, But Known By All

    Interesting discussions, & thanks to the OP for the entertaining stories from India's glory days. I'm probably one of the very few people that has no affection towards the .300WM .375H&H / Ruger & .416 in all its forms. I am however captured by the .300H&H, 9.3, 404, 450/400Ne, 450Ne & .470Ne...
  19. Jaws

    .22 Crickett

    Boela, Just a thought, being from SA, why don't you consider the PCP's ? you can pick one up for less than R3000 brand new & you can source even cheaper secondhand (I got my 5 yo daughter a .22 Artemis PR900 for R1800 incl scope & 10 shot mag) I took off the butt plate and rounded it to fit her...
  20. Jaws

    Rugby World Cup

    Wales, England & SA can be unpredictable with bouts of brilliance at times. I don't thinks Wales has what is needed to take SA next week. NZ is by far the most consistent & favorites to win, but I wouldn't underestimate England, I have a funny feeling England will pitch a great game and take...
  21. Jaws

    Buffalo rifle

    Totally OT, but lets face it. MS is a PH & in the business to sell hunts. Some of his videos will attract all sorts of clients, that, unlike most of the folk on this good forum, might think hunting is a form of status & valor, or some first time clients that knows no better but decides to book...
  22. Jaws

    Copper prices increasing

    Why would China hold out for prices to drop when they are: 1: Producing their own commodities with Government supported mines all across Africa. 2: It doesn't make commercial sense to slow down production / consumption due to high commodity prices. Rather worry why the Western & European...
  23. Jaws

    Copper prices increasing

    The copper mining industry is a little more complicated than just producing more to meet the demand. The "stock piles" are different grade ores & typically blended with higher & lower Copper contents to provide a consistent feed into the solvent extraction process & ultimately end up into a...
  24. Jaws

    SOUTH AFRICA: Has Anyone Hunted With NB Safaris?

    ha ha ha, this is just too funny & predictable.. 1st time visitors / hunters to Africa opinions (never mind the fact that most of these posters didn't bother to politely introduce themselves which is custom for sincere members) vs the opinions of seasoned members that has been around the...
  25. Jaws

    9.3X62 for Cape Buffalo?

    OT, but personally I think any 500grn quality bonded bullet will have a hard time staying intact at the .460Weatherby velocities +2600FPS when encountering heavy bone on buffalo (I wouldn't think of mentioning Hornady DGX in the same sentence as DG ) The 9.3 though is a capable & lovely caliber...
  26. Jaws

    Shot Placement On Sable

    Can you provide specifications of the equipment you used & how far the shot was?
  27. Jaws

    SOUTH AFRICA: Finally My Own Buffalo!!!

    Very nice Frederik! Next time a smooth bossed bull !
  28. Jaws

    Bringing the New 470NE Double Rifle on Line

    Thanks Jfet. I'm fortunate that my rifle regulates with the factory Norma ammunition & I like the expansion of the Woodleighs. did you recover your bullet?
  29. Jaws

    Bringing the New 470NE Double Rifle on Line

    Well done sir! What ammunition were you using? I'll be heading out next week to the border of the KNP hoping to find an old warrior like yours, and then again in late September in upper Lupande. I'm still in two minds about using either the 500grn Barnes Vor-TX or the African PH Woodleigh SP's.
  30. Jaws

    Crossbow Hunting Legal in Africa?

    I'm sure your outfitter can obtain a permit, but I'm not familiar with the regulations other than below I found on the net. According to the SA Gov gazette 2009:
  31. Jaws

    Firearms Storage in Johannesburg

    Quite a few media reports of locally confiscated & handed in firearms being stolen from/lost /sold/hired to criminals by members of the SAPS (South African Police Service) I would rather settle with a private institution offering the service if I were in your shoes. Sadly, I don't have major...
  32. Jaws

    Hunting fenced in Buffalo...

    So is there a difference between a pissed off, wounded "fenced in" & a pissed off, wounded free range buffalo or is the difference between the professional & amateur execution of a follow up on wounded DG?
  33. Jaws

    Best Classic Plains Game and Cat Caliber Advise

    300H&H gets my vote for PG. 27 odd years ago we joined on a cull hunt with a German fellow called Robert in Namibia, a remarkable old timer, he owned a single, working rifle in 300H&H. Taking springbuck & Gemsbuck in the Kalahari dunes, mostly at crazy ranges sometimes on the run, shot for shot...
  34. Jaws

    Need advice

    Welcome to AH! I don't know of anybody that compensate for string jumps. I don't. Ive been jumped by Blesbuck when I just started bow hunting & was a bit overly excited myself. Blesbuck are not commonly considered string jumpers, it heard the arrow slide against the mechanical rest (reason why...
  35. Jaws

    Fall away rest

    we use the clamp on the bow used by my nephew(15), we adjust DL & DW as he matures, the clamp does save a bit of time & effort if we need to adjust.
  36. Jaws

    Fall away rest

    Still prefer the QAD ultra rest, low noise & easy to set-up. I use it exclusively on my hunting bows. My wife has a whisker biscuit, works well since she forgets to "lock" in the arrow on the QAD sometimes. Accuracy not bad at all, totally quiet though you may lose a small amount of FPS due to...
  37. Jaws

    Copy cat wannabe Hog hunter got his day

    Thanks BenKK, I've heard a few stories of people getting charged by a wounded Warthog, and seen what a warthog sow does to a dog after getting too close to her piglets., I really think people underestimate these animals. a few Lions & Leopard also had to take the walk of shame after a run in...
  38. Warthog Tusks

    Warthog Tusks

  39. Hunt Warthog in South Africa

    Hunt Warthog in South Africa

  40. South Africa Hunting Warthog

    South Africa Hunting Warthog

  41. Jaws

    Copy cat wannabe Hog hunter got his day

    Warthogs certainly aint no joke. My father was attacked by a warthog boar & was airlifted to the hospital at the beginning of this month where he spent just over two weeks in ICU & another week in high care. he has been home now for a couple of days & still recovering. We typically would put...
  42. Jaws

    Taking Lion with 470 Nitro Express /458 Win Mag?

    And here's the report! We drove in to the hunting area of Warthog Safari's early the Thursday morning & had just started scanning for spoor along the dirt track. I was still pondering about the amount + massive Hyena & buffalo spoor all over , when we heard the vervet monkeys going nuts with...
  43. Jaws

    Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations

    Hank, I'm glad you had the experience to hunt with the Baka people, it must have been extraordinary! I have lived in DRC for a good couple of years & understand the complexities, politics and cultures a little better than most. My guide / guard / lifeline, Evans, during my 8 years there was a...
  44. Jaws

    Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations

    There's a little bit more to this than the typical one sided report from the media. Unfortunately I had first hand experience of the disregard for conservation/ preservation in the region. There would be nothing from the little that is remaining if it wasn't for the game rangers & few...
  45. Hunt Lioness in South Africa

    Hunt Lioness in South Africa

  46. Jaws

    .458 win Mag hunting/guiding stories

    Nothing wrong with the 458WM unless you cant put the bullet in the right place. I too was doubting its capabilities & allowed myself to be talked a hole in the head due to its poor velocity required for cats. In the end, my oldman decided against the "advice" and shot his lioness a few weeks...
  47. Norma African PH 470NE Bullet Performance

    Norma African PH 470NE Bullet Performance

    I can recommend the Woodleigh softs. Recovered this 500grn bullet (Norma African PH 470NE advertised at 2150FPS) from a male Lion. The lion turned & offered a heavy quartering away shot on the last day of our hunt, at 18M I Placed the bullet on the last rib, it devastated the top of the heart &...
  48. Jaws

    Best 458 Buffalo Bullet @2150 FPS

    I can recommend the Woodleigh softs. Recovered this 500grn bullet (Norma African PH 470NE advertised at 2150FPS) from a male Lion. The lion turned & offered a heavy quartering away shot on the last day of our hunt, at 18M I Placed the bullet on the last rib, it devastated the top of the heart &...
  49. Jaws

    Cyclone in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    Its pretty bad in Beira. I'm sitting in the departure lounge in Dar as I'm typing this, heading to Lusaka via Nairobi, off to Kariba on Thursday/ Friday . Have to be in Beira next week Tuesday. All work unfortunately. but I will take some pics during my trip.
  50. Jaws

    Hunting technique

    I learnt slings / belts on a DG rifle isn't really a good idea. PG, it doesn't matter IMO. On my first Ele hunt, I was instructed to remove my sling before we even put foot in the concession. Ending up in the really thick stuff where visibility was limited to a few feet, surrounded by a good...
 
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