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  1. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Rifle for Plains game

    Your wife probably won't like a Nosler 28 the kick is a 7mm on steroids. I love the round but it kicks and if you care about barrel life it's not a caliber to practice with. Honestly I would get her a 7mm08 or 280 with premium bullets and call it a day. I've seen several youtube videos of...
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    300 WSM, 300 WM, or 300 PRC for Freestate Plains Game

    PBrick why don't you think outside the box for a moment like I did. I looked at all the 300 magnums. 300 wm, 300 weatherby, 300 ultra, 300 wsm. All great rifles. I own 3 custom 300 wsm. and 2 custom 300 wm. Know what I went with? .325 wsm. The 325 is an 8mm bore round that can handle all non...
  3. Obi Wan Kenobi

    ? For Those Of You Who've Killed Crocs With A Gun

    I've never killed one but very anxious next year. Yes I've seen all the videos the brain shot is difficult if not prone and with a very steady rest. I'm just thinking. In a perfect world if you were hunting a croc and he was broadside at 60 yards on a sand bank. Are you aiming for the brain or...
  4. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Leopard Hunt - Recommendations

    Okay I am no expert but this is what I was told by a very experience no BS PH who DOES NOT need the business, so he's not going to lie. Nice cats are all over Africa. You can be guaranteed to get a shot in Tanzania (pricey), Zambia L Valley where I'm headed next year and he told me cats in...
  5. Obi Wan Kenobi

    .416 Rem bullet for Cape Buffalo

    IMO you have more than enough gun and bullet that will suffice fine. I shot my first cape buffalo in Zambia 2021 with my .375 h&H with 300 grain swift a frame bullets. I was shocked, the first shot knocked him on his ass. He was about 75 yards facing me head on. He got up ran about 20 yards...
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    Please forgive my ignorance - Is there such a thing as a high fence croc hunt?

    Thanks for the answers guys I thought it was something a little off.
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    Please forgive my ignorance - Is there such a thing as a high fence croc hunt?

    Is there such a thing as a high fence croc hunt? I was on youtube watching a crocodile hunt with a well know hunting personality. The hunt was taking place along the Limpopo in South Africa. It was pretty entertaining. The host of the show was looking for a 14 footer plus. I noticed they were...
  8. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Taking a kid on Safari

    I think about the same time they start hunting here. Thing with me though I'm in a dangerous game zone right now. I won't take my kids on a dangerous game hunt. Only plains game right now.
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    Why 180gr over 200+gr in 30.06?

    Wow!!! Awesome congratulations!!!
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    What are the toughest plains game animals??

    Mine ran 25 yard one shot from .325 wsm. All of them can be tough. The problem is buck fever and being able to shooting off sticks in a timely manner. Proper shot placement with the right bullet usually no problem. I've seen old ladies on youtube with .280s and 30.06s smoking pg animals because...
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    Why 180gr over 200+gr in 30.06?

    Roan is a big animal what were the result of your Roan kill. I mean dead is dead but did it run far, drop on the spot blood trail ect ect????
  12. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Best Caliber for sheep hunting

    Krish great info. I have a 270 wsm, it recoils like a bb gun and it doesn't have a muzzle break. Great choice for sheep.
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    Best Caliber for sheep hunting

    I've shot 2 Hawaiian sheep in the mountains of Hawaii but I am by no means a "sheep" expert. I used a Sako Finn Light 7mm mag. The most popular calibers I see a lot of guys use is the .280AI, 7mm Mag, Nosler 28 and the old reliable .300 win mag. Of course if you want these rifles to weigh 5...
  14. Obi Wan Kenobi

    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    Ah yes the old elephant you didn't know that was there. I've heard of that before and that can make things pretty dangerous.
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    How dangerous are the ‘Big Five’?

    Dangerous game animals are called dangerous because these animals have the potential to easily kill and do kill many people who ARE NOT in the act of hunting them. You say big 5 but its really the deadly 7. I've killed an elephant by special request. Lion, buffalo, hippo. Going for a massive...
  16. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Thoughts on type of camps

    I'm going to be honest with you. I'm deathly afraid of snakes and spiders when I can't see them but know they could be there. I did a tent camp in Zambia 2021 along the Luangwa river. It WAS NOT what I'm accustomed to. I'm headed back to Zambia next year but in a cottage camp on the river. We...
  17. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Cooper Firearms bought out?

    Thank you sir I'm some what relieved. We'll see how this works out Ive put up half a deposit.
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    Cooper Firearms bought out?

    I'm sorry if this has already been posted or inaccurate. I ordered a rifle through a Cooper distributor almost 2 years now. I've been patient because my hunt in Africa is 2024. I called a few days ago, sounds like Cooper has been sold to some Germany company that has a factory is Arkansas. The...
  19. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Calibers for leopard

    I know dead is dead but honestly a .375 & 338s for Leopard are way over kill. I'm just saying that's a lot of punishment practicing for a 160 lb animal with thin skin. You will do fantastic with Mr. Boring himself. 30.06 168 to 190 grain bullets. 168 grain 06 bullets kill elk in the US left and...
  20. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Your "second" once in a lifetime trip to Africa

    I'm by no means super rich. I do very well and I just turned 50. I've been to Africa 3 times now thankfully. The first 2 times the world never heard of this Covid thing. Flights were cheap, hunting in S Africa was easy and very doable. My first time in 2014 me & dad flew over and did a father...
  21. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Africa is just not for me

    Just my opinion Alaska is awesome for scenery brown bears and other wildlife. But its absolutely no comparison to what you see and experience in truly wild Africa.
  22. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Researching leopard hunts...

    Honestly I would look some where in Zambia. I went on a Leopard hunt in 2021 June in Zambia. I shot a huge cat there with my 30.06 right behind the shoulder. We found blood, heard him growling for about 5 minutes in the bush. I thought I had my trophy. But he ran about 300 yards up stream and...
  23. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Lions Importable To The US Now?

    Mine was WM in the Kalahari......................wth!!!!
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    Lions Importable To The US Now?

    Hey guys I just saw an ad from a reputable operation in Zambia that said they are offering a lion hunt & you have a virtual guaranteed shot at a lion a male for 85,000 and you can import your trophy back to the US. WTH? I shot my lion in the Kalahari in 2017 and the full mount has been sitting...
  25. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Snake protection on safari in South Africa

    Ive been to Africa 3 times. I NEVER schedule trips to Africa in their summers. I only hunt there from May-July. Being there 3 times, twice in SA. We didn't have a problem at all with any snakes on a plains game hunt. My dad wore the snake chaps and all that and our PH and guides were laughing at...
  26. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Can Someone Recommend A Taxidermist in The Southeast USA?

    The Carolinas...................
  27. Obi Wan Kenobi

    United from EWR-JNB no firearms as of today

    Guys I see a lot of hunters here with miserable stories flying out of EWR. First EWR is a terribly managed airport. I quit flying there for business. Secondly STAY OUT OF NEW JERSEY AS A WHOLE. You taking a firearm to New JERSEY is like you or me taking a swim the Limpopo covered in Zebra...
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    Is the sako 85 safari a good rifle?

    Sako makes a great rifle. I have a 270 wsm, it drives tacks. I have a .270 tack driver and a 7mm rem mag tack driver. The smoothest bolt of any factory rifle IMO. My only gripe with Sako 85s are the piece of crap synthetic stocks that were used for the Sako Finnlite models. The stocks started...
  29. Obi Wan Kenobi

    300 WSM, 300 WM, or 300 PRC for Freestate Plains Game

    Maybe 325 wsm? Ive taken mine to Africa twice and hammered everything in the dirt l shot. All one shot one kill on plains game from kudu to springbok. I'll be taking her back for my leopard hunt in 24. The 325 can easily kill anything in north America other than brown bears. That's where it...
  30. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Dangerous Game Range

    Wow that's pretty weird. I'm sure your guide was backing you up with at least a .338 win mag? Not sure what he was thinking. You don't want to be stupid while hunting DG but if you have the right equipment and you are effecient with that equipment I think your guide or PH should get you close...
  31. Obi Wan Kenobi

    What makes or breaks your decision to book a hunt

    I'm work at a great insurance company. We've been in business for 41 years. Many agents love working with us and we don't have a problem recruiting or selling because we have a great REPUTATION for paying agents and paying claims. That's what insurance companies are suppose to do, pay agents and...
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    I've hunted in South Africa twice. Both trips we saw mambas and they scared the shit out of the PH and everyone hunting and observing.
  33. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Hunting 14' Crocs In South Africa?

    Hey guys just a question. Please don't shoot me I'm just asking a question. Is it possible to hunt 14 foot+ crocs in South Africa? I know in S Africa there have been lion breeders and such and so on for different camps. I was at a convention in Miami and I had a guy tell me that they also have...
  34. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Texas Monster Whitetail Hunt 2022-2023 Season

    Are these B&C or SCI scores?
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    Has anyone booked or flown Delta to JNB and back through CPT lately?

    Better be ready to fly through Heathrow or Amsterdam, I just came back last week. Thought I was flying that route, no. They cancelled it.
  36. Obi Wan Kenobi

    The All Around Rifle Caliber....

    Most people are just bored with it, but the 30.06 is truly THE ONE for anything in NA except for brown and polar bears. Even though I've heard tales of polar bears being killed with 220 grain 06 bullets. I have mine fine tuned for leopard this June in Zambia.
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    The All Around Rifle Caliber....

    .280 Rem..................................Flies like a .270, recoil of a .270 muzzle blast of a .270 hits like a 30.06 . I live in the southeast. Bean fields and corns fields and swamps. I shoot a .280.
  38. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

    For North America 30.06 280 REM 300 Win Mag/For the bears.....brown or polar.375 H&H For Africa The Trinity 30.06 Batman .375 H&H Wonder Woman .416 Superman IMO anything above a 416 Rem you're just punishing yourself I've shot a lion and a couple of other very large animals with my...
  39. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Exactly 4 Weeks To My Zambian Dream Hunt

    Kevin thanks for answering, what did you shoot your buffalo with?
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    Exactly 4 Weeks To My Zambian Dream Hunt

    Gentleman and ladies..... Good day to you all. I hope everyone is happy and healthy and free of Covid or anything else. This is my 3rd trip to Africa. 2014 father son plains game hunt. 2017 husband wife hunt, she was just an observer. That hunt was for a lion and other plains game. I did a...
  41. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Flying with guns through EWR

    DWill New Jersey's state gun laws are draconian but they don't override FEDERAL LAW. I use to fly out of EWR all the time for business. The airport just sucks because its dirty, crowded and they only have 2 run ways operating causing delays all the time. You'll be fine connecting there. The...
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    Has anyone booked or flown Delta to JNB and back through CPT lately?

    Yep I booked it back in March everything was going fine but it was cancelled.
  43. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Is there an African animal you wouldn't shoot?

    Their are a lot of African animals that I wouldn't shoot. Giraffe Rhino Elephant Cheetah Ostrich
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    Lioness Hunt South Africa US$3,000 Kalahari 2021

    WOW that is RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP!!!!! I got my lioness in the Kalahari in 17 the price was doubled this then some. I urge anyone who wants hunt a lioness you won't ever find a better offer.
  45. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Crocodile Hunting Quality Zambia?

    Awesome that's huge for sure. 375 spine or brain shot?
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    Crocodile Hunting Quality Zambia?

    Thank you!!!!! It was a typo 13-15 I'd be estatic with a 14 footer. Just haven't seen or heard of anyone hunting them in zambia
  47. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Crocodile Hunting Quality Zambia?

    Thoughts and experiences? This will be my first time hunting in Zambia. Planned a dream safari. Leopard Buffalo Eland Warthog and Croc hopefully a 15-17 footer. I'm stoked about all the other animals but can't find much on trophy crocs there.