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    Is the Model 70 Safari Express a Magnum action?

    Essentially yes :) Obviously the action itself is longer than the well, but the length of the action is irrelevant - within reason - to the length of the well (actions can have longer or shorter barrel rings, bolt shrouds, tangs, etc.), and the length (and width) of the well is what decides...
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    Is the Model 70 Safari Express a Magnum action?

    Yes and no, it depends what you mean, but traditionally no :) The concept of "magnum action" came into being with the Mauser "Commercial Magnum" action developed to house the .375 H&H and .416 Rigby cartridges created respectively in 1912 and 1911. This action was designed with a wider and...
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    Best two or three barrel takedown for Africa hunting

    After many years searching for this elusive grail, my personal answer is .257 Wby, .300 Wby and .375 H&H. The .257 Wby 100 gr TTSX is absolutely perfect for all small & medium PG and likely the best for mountain hunting (Vaal Rhebok, Mountain Reedbuck, Mountain Nyala, etc. as well as Himalayan...
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    Monocular vs binocular?

    My pleasure Kevin :) This is your choice entirely, but I really suggest you also try something like this (pic here under). They literally are no bigger than 2 small monoculars, they fit in the palm of the hand and in a shirt pocket, and they are immeasurably more useful than a 8x20 monocular...
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    Monocular vs binocular?

    +1 Eye strain is the basic reason for choosing binoculars over monocular, because our predator eyes are designed for stereoscopic vision and strain when used otherwise. From there, everything follows... For long range spotting, the big monocular up to 60x scopes are a compromise between...
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    CZ550 375 H&H - scope options

    Thank you for the kind words machinistbutler. I would suggest Bokmeister that you take a look at this post, it covers pretty much everything re. scopes for CZ 550 :) https://www.africahunting.com/threads/cz-550-scope-rings.55308/#post-624848 I hope this helps... You are absolutely correct...
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    For Sale Brno 602 375 On Gunbroker

    Agreed! In addition: ZKK 602 have a unique trigger design where the trigger pivots on a pin in, and therefore is attached to, the bottom metal, and slides up, when the rifle is assembled, into a notch in the sear mechanism attached to the action (see drawing here under). Earlier rifles have a...
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    US Customs office requiring EEI and ITN

    Although beware that on the other end of the pipeline, African countries typically, and South Africa for sure, mandate the use of a non-expired 4457, which means that we need to get a new one every 3 years or so (the current one expires on 9/30/2022...
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    US Customs office requiring EEI and ITN

    Incorrect... Here are the legal definitions: 0A501 Firearms (except 0A502 shotguns) and related commodities as follows (see List of Items controlled). ... a. Non-automatic and semi-automatic firearms equal to .50 caliber (12.7 mm) or less. b. Non-automatic and non-semi-automatic rifles...
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    US Customs office requiring EEI and ITN

    A 2012 Obama Administration State Department rule change had added the requirement that travelers declare rifles or handguns “upon each departure” by presenting documentation generated through the Commerce Department’s “Automated Export System” (AES). A January 2020 Trump Administration...
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    US Customs office requiring EEI and ITN

    Factually incorrect... As usual it actually pays to read carefully and fully what the law and guidance actually say... The Guidance for U.S. Persons Traveling Outside the U.S. with Firearms and/or Ammunition that 318AE linked states: Export regulations require that prior to traveling outside...
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    9.3x62 vs 375H&H

    Objectively? Based on having used all three modern 9.3s and the .375: 1) If you take DG off the table? Neither 9.3 nor .375! A .300 is a much more versatile all-around PG round. 2) If you hunt mostly PG with the occasional buff: the .375 hits a bit harder and has a little more reach with 300...
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    Rifle for Plains Game and Dangerous Game

    To summarize, it is actually quite simple: 100% PG = .300 80% PG + 20% DG = .375 20% PG + 80% DG = .416 100% DG = .458 Anything that presents itself = 1 Blaser R8 and 3 barrels... :) This being said, four thoughts come to mind: 1) For PG there is nothing that a well placed and well...
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    Hearing Protection for Hunting

    While I always wore earmuffs, then electronic earmuffs at the range, I made the mistake to use nothing for years while hunting, in retrospect, I think, largely because I did not have many opportunities hunting in scenarios when more than a few shots per day where fired, if at all. I never...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    Which is exactly what we have been discussing :) I suspect that most detachable rings on CZ 550 in DG calibers are not tightened enough. As explained in a previous post, casual thumb pressure on the ring lever is not sufficient. FYI, the 10-32 Torx screw on rings that do not have the quick...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    Guys, I think that you are talking past each other because WAB I am not sure that you picture correctly how the recoil lug is configured on CZ 550 rear rings. See here under in a pic of my CZ 375 H&H how there is a notch in the side of the action rear bridge and there is a recoil lug designed...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    No one is arguing that this cannot happen, and it DOES happen. But the application of forces is simple. 1) Under the recoil impulse, the scope, through inertia, wants to stay forward, while the rifle goes rearward. This is inarguable. This is why recoil lugs are mated on their front surfaces...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    Seen it before... Just so that you do not feel that I am telling tall tales machinistbutler, here is a pic of my own Alaska Arms mounts still attached to the Schmidt & Bender 1.25-4 x 20 scope that I initially had on my CZ 550 .416 Rigby and now keep as a backup. I have since replaced this with...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    Actually, sorry to say, not trying to be disagreeable, but this is the opposite rookhawk. Since a lead sled prevents the rifle action from recoiling fast and hard, it would actually minimize rather than maximize the recoil forces on the scope mounting system. The issue at hand here is the rifle...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    Yes it is, I saw this instantly :) but this is still a good opportunity to make the point re. screwed on bases... These calibers certainly do not have enough recoil for a QD system (i.e. the clamping of the rings into the bases dovetails), but they sure often do for the 4 screws 6-48 or even...
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    458 Lott ate my QD Warne rings

    I am sorry to hear this, but not altogether shocked. Do not despair, it has been seen before and it is all part of the really big thumpers world :) I am on record for constantly telling first time DG rifles owners, again and again, to beware of screwed-on scope bases on heavy recoil rifles, and...
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    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    Hahahahaha :ROFLMAO: Wait until you try the full power 500 gr loads :eek::cool:....... 4" groups at 100 yards with iron sights is pretty good shooting. Minute of Buffalo certainly! Congratulations :) The way to bring your rifle to zero, now that you have addressed direction by adjusting the...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: A Return To Huntershill Safaris - Even Better Than Last Year!

    Bob, we must not be talking about the same Pelican case... Pelican 1770 specifications are exterior dimensions: 57.42 + 18.48 + 11.23 = 87.13"; and weight empty: 36.01 lbs. (16.3 kg); weight with foam: 41.49 lbs (18.8 kg). Are you sure you are not talking about the 1750 case (which is way more...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: A Return To Huntershill Safaris - Even Better Than Last Year!

    Although you noted that they were overweight and you got nailed on one flight with an excess weight fee. I am curious BeeMaa. You had said in the past 1650 and in your last post you say 1560. Have you downsized your kit dramatically or is this a typo? Suitcase I used last year a 1605, but...
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    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    And that is the path to the bottom line answer... Kill a Buffalo? .375 of any persuasion is about perfect as a client rifle because it has the penetration, the killing power AND it is easy enough to shoot for most clients to shoot it well, or at least well enough... Stop a Buffalo? Entirely...
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    Recoil Mitigation

    I looked at @philip 's video and subsequent comments. Very nice! I am sure Philip will not mind the following thoughts, because he has proven through his writing to be a true AH.com companion. I only have one observation: a 7mm Mag with Edward’s Recoil Reducer shooting 160 gr bullets is hardly...
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    Shooting Sticks

    Here is a video from BeeMaa shooting the .416 Rem from a 13.5 lbs. rifle, which he does very well I might add... https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPsy6U54r7ovH732_IxGxrbG0uksXcfP1-5xZjQFpoinocMc_9YtS9FRAS_FkvysQ?key=dTA0OUJnZUp6Z2FDV1FtUWlZenc1Q3FyVXhWalFB Any one wants to try squeezing...
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    Shooting Sticks

    I looked at Philip 's video and subsequent comments. Very nice! I am sure Philip will not mind the following thoughts, because he has proven through his writing to be a true AH.com companion. I only have one observation: a 7mm Mag with Edward’s Recoil Reducer shooting 160 gr bullets is hardly...
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    .257 Weatherby Magnum on 300 to 500 lbs antelopes - opinions please

    For your reading pleasure :) In Praise Of The .257 Weatherby Magnum From mice to moose, the .257 Weatherby Magnum does it all. by Layne Simpson | January 4th, 2011 Of the many cartridges developed by Roy Weatherby, the .257 Magnum was his favorite. Many other hunters have felt the same...
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    .257 Weatherby Magnum on 300 to 500 lbs antelopes - opinions please

    Hello BeeMaa; .257 Wby I had a most incredibly successful PG safari in 2019 using all but nothing else than the .257 Wby on animals progressively up to Roan. I wrote about the experience in my hunt report at...
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    Recoil Mitigation

    No worries, it does not. The reason is simple: DG rifles do not recoil in straight line, they recoil upward and rearward.... I have never filmed in slow motion how the front swivels move under recoil, but since mine do not scratch the tripod limbs and do not tip the tripod back, I would guess...
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    Heym or Dakota?

    Two objective criteria Unless I am dreadfully wrong, the Dakota uses a Win 70 clone action. What this means is that it is a .375 H&H length action with the feeding ramp shortened and steepened to accept the .416 Rigby longer cartridge. This is less than optimum. Also, the magazine width of the...
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    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    The typical work that people refer to is the "modification #1" performed by Wayne at American Hunting Rifles (AHR). It involves: installing a 3-position safety; installing a crisp single-stage trigger; straightening and filling the bolt handle; tuning and smoothing the action; tuning the feed...
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    Comment by 'One Day...' in media 'Pelican 1150 Case'

    These are Weatherby inserts. The ones that came in the previous generation boxes that had color pictures of deer, elk, etc. based on caliber. They are one-size-fits-all inserts for all cartridges based on the .375 case, so I use them for .257 Wby, .300 Wby, .340 Wby, 7 mm Rem Mag, .300 Win, .338...
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    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    The Interarms Mark X and Whitworth are the same rifle. They are both Zastava barreled actions, like the Remington 798 was, as well as a number of other brands (e.g. Parker Hale). It is also available from Zastava directly as the M70. This is a solid rifle. The only thing to watch for with used...
  36. Pelican 1150 Case

    Pelican 1150 Case

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    MTM Survivor box

    Observe the left side latch of the MTM Survivor box sheared off during a RSA domestic flight when ammo needs to be checked as a stand-alone...
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    Recoil Mitigation

    Hello Grouser; Since you are looking to acquire proper habits, with much apologies please allow me to say that you are not doing it right, and please allow a few observations :) 1) As indicated by MMAL and BeeMaa, you need to use your left hand to pull the stock rearward into your shoulder...
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    Wanted Federal 375 H&H Ammo Boxes

    I know that I used to recommend the MTM Survivor box, but I do not anymore, BeeMaa. On my last trip one of its latch was sheared off when checked as a stand-lone on a domestic flight in South Africa. I have moved to the Pelican 1150 that I had initially avoided because it is heavier. It still...
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    Wanted Federal 375 H&H Ammo Boxes

    This is not correct, Brad. TSA regulations: "Small arms ammunitions must be securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition" (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/ammunition) Maximum weight...
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    1st Traditional Dangerous Game Rifle

    Well said my friend. As to the CZ 550, we agree too, but with one caveat. I have never seen or heard of a factory CZ 550 in .375 H&H or .416 Rigby that did not function 100% out of the box. Rough, with scratch marks on the brass? Yes. Unreliable? no. If one looks carefully at the factual...
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    1st Traditional Dangerous Game Rifle

    This is pretty straightforward Trout Tracker, you have laid the specifications... To your question "I don’t know where to begin," there is a clear answer: caliber. Then things flow... Operating words... In your post, I read "traditional" and "affordable." Caliber... You do not specify what DG...
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    COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATES, BANS, CLOSURES, ADVISORY, etc.

    Hello; See red highlights detailing international travel conditions. Thx P STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Sep 16th, 2020|Press Releases and Notices STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL...
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    Crazy "Gun Case" question related to travel to JNB

    Yes, there is a solution :) Pelican 1700 You are dealing with an issue we all have, which is that while it is generally easy, even with 2 rifles, to meet the 50 lbs maximum weight requirement for the rifle case, the typical 2 rifles case exceeds the cumulated 62" maximum size requirement. One...
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    Double rifle regulation issue

    I bet this was easily fixed the minute the screwdriver bit arrived :) No point in talking about group size until the sights are reliable, right? Just like trying to zero a loose scope ;) You likely meant a few millimeters :) A few centimeters would be in the order of magnitude of 1" (1" =...
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    Hello from Arizona

    Welcome to a fellow Arizonan :)
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    Got the CZ blues

    I am not surprised Mark. The problem with barrel bending as a fix to alignment issues, is that it is directional, which means that it must be done in the proper axis of the barrel fully screwed to the action. If the bending does not incorporate the proper - and very careful indeed - barrel...
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    Got the CZ blues

    Wayne is likely correct Mark. This is not the first time this has happened, with CZ, or Remington, or Winchester, or ANY rifle maker you may think of etc. etc. Threads? In some cases, worn out cutting tools cut either barrel thread or action thread with enough burrs or gouges that the barrel...
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    Chinese given exploratory permits for coal mining in Hwange National Park and surrounding hunting areas

    Well, well, well... I would assume that one did not expect those wonderfully easy Chinese loans to our colonially-oppressed African brethren to be free, right? This was how European powers acquired the Suez Canal, and many of their colonies two centuries or so ago, remember? Executing on the...
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    Got the CZ blues

    Of course they do Kevin. I am not surprised by this and in this case I blame it also on the ammo rather than the rifle. But for example, another grand classic R8 quirk, that can be replicated at will by any R8 owner, is the fact that if one closes the R8 bolt forward too delicately while...
 
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