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    SOUTH AFRICA: Hunting South Africa With Pringle's Legenday Safaris

    Will be interesting to see what the hunting is like in 2023 with so many years of really low pressure and few hunters.
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    Need Some 338-378 WBY Brass To Feed A Needy Child

    One other point, it is very easy to neck up from 30-378 to 338-378 or 378, just run it through the 338 FL or Neck dies. Very handy as the most common brass, especially once fired factory ammo, seems to be the 30-378, at least up here in Canada.
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    Need Some 338-378 WBY Brass To Feed A Needy Child

    I have always had trouble finding 338-378. However 30-378, 378 and 460 Bee is everywhere so I just neck up or down as needed. There is also a lot of good once fired for way cheaper than factory new, if that makes any difference to you. 460 to 338-378 Die sequence -378 seater, 378 FL, 338...
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    Tipping Guide

    To answer all those that seem inclined to misread or pile on: My post from 4 pages back. Do what you feel is right but quit berating everyone else who doesn't think exactly like you do. They are not moral degenerates because they disagree with you. This is my last response to the intolerant few.
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    Tipping Guide

    So, it continues tp amaze me just how uneducated you are about the places you travel. You seem more than happy to talk out your hat about stuff you could easily Google before displaying the high level of ignorance in your last post. 46% of the population of Edmonton is NOT white, and the rest...
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    Tipping Guide

    That is absolutely hilarious. Someone from the least adaptable culture in the world, once again feels compelled to tell all others, their way is the only right way and if you disagree you are morally deficient. The Hubris is amazing.
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    7x57 - long throat chambering question

    Throat the gun to SAMII specs. You do NOT want a round that jams the bullet into the lands, too many potential problems from feeding to extraction to pressure in the heat. For a Hunting load I start .015 off the lands, load up 3 rounds starting just above min and going up .5 grains at a time...
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    The regulation process begins

    The targets show a gun with pretty darn good regualtion. Unfortunately they also show evidence of you reacting to the recoil. I would suggest you find a way to shoot that rifle with a good shoulder protector like a Past and the ability to rock with the recoil. I would bet that if you filmed you...
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    Special Swarovski Pricing For AH!

    You are completely incorrect about that. If a company or even an individual has the right export documentation they can legally ship out of country. Tons do, how do you think we end up with Leupold scopes, Ruger and Remington rifles here in Canada. Brownelles, Hammer Bullets and a large number...
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    Special Swarovski Pricing For AH!

    Are you U.S. sales only or will you ship international?
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    The regulation process begins

    If you are having problems with unburned powder try switching to the Federal 215 primers and put a good crimp on the bullet. It will give you much better ignition and a full burn. The short barreled 45-70 is another round that greatly benefits from Mag primers and a good crimp.
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    The regulation process begins

    Cast bullets and Trail Boss loads make wonderful practice rounds with very low recoil. A guy can get in a lot of shooting practice for low cost and no shoulder pain. They also make great loads for shooting hogs, so you get live target and quick reload practice. I use Trail Boss and Cast in a lot...
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    Tipping Guide

    It amazed me that after 51 pages people are still looking for Black and White rules in a Grey world. Basically, why do you care what others do, go by what satisfies and makes you feel happy/comfortable. The only parties involved who's opinions matter are you and your PH/Outfitter. You are never...
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    Anyone else use their 416 on Plains Game?

    Take the big gun and have fun. I used to have a 460 Bee in a LH MKV custom rifle, shot everything from longer range targets, running targets to gophers, deer, pigs, Black Bear, Moose and Elk with it. Why, because I could. What is the point of owning guns you never get to use. I handloaded it my...
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    Trying to choose which caliber for a new double rifle

    Most people can easily afford to buy and store enough components to load 500 to 1000 rounds of all of their usual hunting cartridges. For most guys that is a lifetime supply of ammo. Most would find it a real challenge in terms of cost to buy and store even 200 factory rounds of 460 Bee, 470...
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    Trying to choose which caliber for a new double rifle

    Other than the 375 H&H and the 9.3x74R none of the cartridges being discussed are very common. You either need to lay in a lifetime supply when it is available or better yet load your own. I have NEVER been short of ammo, no matter how uncommon the cartridge, because I can easily make more...
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    Trying to choose which caliber for a new double rifle

    I have owned a few double rifles, as well as drillings and combo guns. Yes, the barrels on a double will not be well regualted past 100 yards in most cases. This does not stop me from using them to 3 and 400 yards. Scoped, I can get great groups by using one barrel at 300 yards. I do not see...
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    Trying to choose which caliber for a new double rifle

    If you can have up to 12 barrels per receiver I would be calling Keighoff to find out for sure about subsequent barrel purchases, what receiver to accommodate each cartridge choice etc. With one Elephant on the list I would not be buying a gun for that specific hunt right now, I would order that...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Hunting South Africa With Pringle's Legenday Safaris

    With travel starting to open up I thought this might be iof interest to some planning a trip to SA.
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    Tipping Guide

    So question for you, does it now take 15 Rand to buy what 7 Rand used to in 2011, as in has inflation eaten up the change in exchange rate? If so, have wages increased enough since 2007 to offset the inflation?
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    Help Shooting Off Sticks

    Practice clearly works. For years I have shot gophers using Bipod sticks for rests with me many times standing but for extended sessions, sitting in a camp type canvas chair. I can comfortably shoot gophers to three hundred yards that way. Shooting big game off of sticks is no problem at all...
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    Help Shooting Off Sticks

    I agree, those look like aluminum. I would not use steel snap caps. I make my own snap caps out of brass, a bullet and a fired primer, that way they are as close as possible to the real thing. They are also clearly marked so you know they are duds. Extractors may break with enough use but that...
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    Help Shooting Off Sticks

    Great part is you found it now with lots of time to replace it. Snap caps aren't needed to protect the firing pin but they really do mimic load and eject way better than just doing it with an empty gun. They also do no damage to your gun so why not use them.
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    Help Shooting Off Sticks

    Vertigo What your story proves is there are really misinformed people everywhere. Guys that work in gun stores are just as prone to being full of useless and unfounded opinions as the next guy, they just get to pass them on to a lot more people. One suggestion, practice off off two and three...
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Gun is gone,. Thanks for all those that showed interest.
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Yes it is still available.
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Really surprised this hasn't moved already.
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    460 Weatherby to 458 Lott

    Don't be sorry, we think they are a pathetic bunch of morons too, and it goes WAY past just the latest crap with gun laws. This is the most openly corrupt, anti individual rights, government in the history of Canada. It is so bad that there is a very strong Separation movement in Western Canada...
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    460 Weatherby to 458 Lott

    I am in Canada so you are right, unless this completely stupid Order In Council is amended are better yet repealed, the 460 exceeds the 10,000 Joule limit. I can sell the gun into the States, I actually have it listed in the classifieds on here but being Left Handed the market may be a little...
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Price reduced to $3,000.
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    460 Weatherby to 458 Lott

    Can anyone tell me if it is possible to take an existing 460, set back the barrel and rechamber it to 458 Lott. I know the Rim Daimeter of the 460 is .579 and the Lott is only .532. so how hard is it to make the Weatherby bolt to work with the Lott cartridges. Any feed from the mag, extraction...
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    Tipping Guide

    If you really understood communism u would know that the ditch digger and the engineer get paid the same. That is not a good system. There is a very big difference between paying people a wage they can live on and communism. The min wage for servers here means even a waitress can pay rent and...
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    Tipping Guide

    Could a response be any more quintessentially American? I do actually tip when I am in the States becasue from what I understand, at least in the more southern states, it is quite common for a server to earn betweem $1.50 and $5. an hour. Without the tips they would starve to death. In Alberta...
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    Tipping Guide

    I have followed all 39 pages of the posts on this thread. I posted on it a few times fairly early in the life of the thread. What I find most interesting overall is that this website is U.S. based and as one would expect most of the people posting are Americans, thus the comments and...
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    Which Range Finding Binos to Buy?

    My one suggestion, avoid the Bluetooth yada yada stuff. The more electronics they put into stuff the more issues you are going to see, especially in cold or very hot weather. I upgraded all of my stuff recently to buy the most advanced scopes, RFs, Binos etc that DID NOT have communication gear...
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    Tipping Guide

    It really does depend on the gift. Last time I was in Africa my PH asked me to leave my Leica CRF instead of a cash tip. Like so many things like rifles, ammunition, rifle scopes and the like they cost on the order of two to four times as much in South Africa as you can buy them for in Canada...
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Price reduced to $,3,200, shipped to your FFL. Open to reasonable offers.
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    Which Range Finding Binos to Buy?

    When I hunted Africa I had the Leica CRF 1600, which are a 7x glass, and a set of Leica 10x42 Ultravids. Being heavily left eye dominant the RF binos don't work well for me because the read out is in the right eye piece. The binos are great for glassing but they never left the truck. The CRF...
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Yes the custom brake made a HUGE difference. It was built by a company that specializes in 50 BMG rifles that only weigh 15 lbs. It took the gun from being pretty rude to pretty decent. It now kicks about like a 375 with normal 250 grain loads. Still a noticable thump but it doesn't detach...
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    For Sale Left Hand 460 Weatherby MKV Deluxe

    Left Hand Weatherby Mark V 460 Weatherby Magnum. One of the Japanese era (1972-1994) guns so really well finished with great wood to metal fit. Wood stock with nice figure, high gloss blued action and barrel with custom brake on the 26” barrel. The custom brake doesn’t make it into a pussycat...
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    Comment by 'Dean2' in media 'Sable Antelope in South Africa'

    Nice picture. Good to see some quality photography. A lot of the stuff posted the last while has not been great for lighting, composition or structure.
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    Tipping Guide

    It is a very entertaining thread but it really doesn't provide a whole lot of clarity. There are a great many different approaches and perspectives on tip a lot, tip med, tip very little or not at all. Long and short of it is you tip when you are leaving so you have already received all the...
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    Ethiopian Airlines

    Well, we apparently can't trust Boeing, their recent history of hiding faults in the max is only one of many violations. They also found premature cracking in a wack of older 737s and some 878s. Why than are we surprised the airlines are just as bad. If you had a whistleblower talking about...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Hunting South Africa With Pringle's Legenday Safaris

    I completely agree with hiring a meet and greet service if your PH isn't meeting you, even if you don't bring guns in. Having someone reliable meet you at the airport is well worth the small expense. If you are importing and exporting your own rifles they are a clear must have so you don't get...
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    Tipping Guide

    I was going off of what I was told by more than a few people in SA. You live there you should know better than I but just out of curiosity I looked up SA minimum wage. Apparently these guys, and the other sites I found are wrong too, according to you. Based on the info below, domestic and farm...
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    Tipping Guide

    So you are okay with the server shorting the restaurant the cost of the second drink or an entree to ensure they can pocket a fat tip. In my books that is stealing. Just one more thing wrong with tipping that I hadn't thought about before. I won't post further as I doubt any of us are goingto...
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    Tipping Guide

    375 R I isn't just the Bahamas. Minimum wage in Australia is $25 an hour, there is no tipping and it is not part of the culture. Despite the high wages the service was friendly but truly sucks in a very high number of all establishments, restaurants, hotels, retail outlets even gas stations...
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    Tipping Guide

    Michael D When I was young I guided big game, birds and fishing. I took a great deal of pride in my work. I would never have half azzed a job. Knowing there would be a fat tip at the end would not have made me work any harder. The client paid good bucks and trusted in me, he deserved my best...
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    Tipping Guide

    Not to start an argument, but just how hard does the PH have to work on a "Cull Hunt". Basically any animal of the species will do, you aren't having to hunt hard to find that great specimen a guy wants for his wall. What would a PH be able to do that would warrant a tip. I have done a few...
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    Amazing 1000 yd group

    Interesting post, tanks for sharing it. Had no idea the 1000 yard record had shrunk so much the last few years. Your friend is a hell of a good reloader and shooter!
 
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