I also hunted with Pieter Delport of Eintracht Jagd Safaris in Namibia . Everything I hunted was low fenced, and a fantastic experience.
Couldn't have asked for anything better on my hunt and Pieter will do all he can to get the absolute best animals .
I loved my experience there and will...
I am planning a return to Namibia to hunt again with Pieter Delport of Eintracht Jagd Safaris.
I had the time of my life there. Pieter is a serious hunter, and was able to put me in position to get some fantastic trophies on a plains game hunt of a lifetime!
Namibia is a beautiful, diverse...
Nothing like holding those long 470 Nitro cases and dropping them into the barrels and hearing that beautiful "THUNK".
Love the 375, used it lots in North America too.
Wandering around in the Deer woods with a double in 470 is hard to describe , it is just awesome.
I think any manufacturer can have problems , it's how they handle them that should set them apart.
I have seen pictures of an older Heym action split in two. It may have been the only one, but it has happened.
It doesn't matter if you never hunt dangerous game, or even want to. Double rifles are works of mechanical art and are just a joy to own. Those that are fortunate enough to have a double know what I mean.
I do use magnum primers in my 470, there is a lot of powder to get going in that cigar...
I bought a nicely upgraded Merkel in 470. It has shot everything I have put in so good. From my loads with the a frame or the woodleigh to factory Federal and factory Hornady it has hit so far above my expectations.
The Hornady factory I purchased for a great price. I think I ordered 11 or...
I believe it is a 67 or 68, can't remember but I can check when I get home. Kind of a funny thing the deer my son took with it was its first animal. The original owner had it for 30 years and never hunted , a friend of mine bought It, and fired a few rounds out of it , and as he had a 300 win he...
I believe he was yes! Can't remember if he had a loud tie on at the time though .
Most people don't remember the Rockies. I went to a lot of games in the old Northlands Coliseum to watch Gretzky, Messier and company play some memorable seasons there.
So glad to see you have your double! It is a beauty for sure.
Optics trade EU might have a lower mount in stock, under the 11 mm they have a henneberger in stock for an 11 mm dovetail, looks very similar to the one you said was discontinued.
I will post a pic of the lower one and the one...
I have used Hornady Interlock 165 gr for whitetail deer here, they work great , and shoot very well out of a bunch of k31's I have. For African game maybe a little tougher bullet.
Gert did you mean RL17? It is a swiss powder and works perfect in the 7.5x55
Will try and put a link on Gert, looks like around 60 dollars US, Will post photos, says they can ship to the EU if under 160 euros? Not sure on south Africa? Would be worth sending them an email. I have a lot of their products and they are all very well done.
I think Pieter Delport has mostly European clients , and he has done the sportsman type shows in Hungary, possibly other places in Europe too.
While I was at a dinner with his relatives one of the guests commented that I speak the best English of any Hungarian they had ever heard, I had to...
I also hunter with Pieter Delport of Eintracht JagD safaris.
I would go again tomorrow if I could. I will be back to hunt with him again.
He is a fantastic hunter who works his behind off to ensure the hunter is successful.
The camps were great, the staff were very good.
I bought a land rover, man what a way to get your mind off covid lol.
With some luck I should have it road worthy by spring.
I rarely think of covid at all, I just ponder what the hell were the engineers at land rover thinking?
Another option may be the Meopta 7x56 for those looking for a 8x56. I had one with the illuminated 4 reticle and man what a brilliant scope. I wouldn't have a preference between that one and the German Schmidt 8x56,.
I have used an Rd Meopta as well as their meostar and man they have nice...
I worked up some loads with the Woodleigh 410 grain and the swift 400 grain. They both shot very well!
I wound up with a disease called the Double Rifle bug, 2021 variant. It caused me to neglect some rifles and work on 470 loads for a while, then I stumbled into a beautiful 308 Norma Magnum...
Gateway bore for sure. I started with a 375 , got comfortable over a decade and a half or so, then came the 458 win, then the 458 Lott, then a 416 Rigby, then a 470 double, and a few more 375 mixed in along the way
The 375 is a beauty!
Want to go back so bad!! Love all these hunt reports on here , but there is truly nothing like being there.
I got goosebumps at the pictures from @CAustin Leopard hunt from this year!
Thanks for your comment @Milan and glad you enjoyed it!
Googled Bob Mitchell. He likes the 458 win in his blog too. I didn't know who he was until now I think .
I can't imagine reloading for the 9.3 would be much cheaper than the 375 H&H.
I purchased a Belgium Browning safari Mauser 375 H&H that I only paid $1000 Canadian. A wonderful rifle...
@Spooksar Ellwood Epps does have a fair amount in stock, for some calibers.
I picked up some extra of the 350 grain for my 375 and a bit for my 416 Rigby.
Terrible news for the people at Woodleigh. I really liked their bullets, and they were very quick to respond to any questions I had...