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  1. Cliffy

    Gun storage at Johannesburg airport

    Just a thought The Afton House right near the airport I think is a certified firearms storage facility. They have a bank vault to lock them in. You might call them and see if it was possible to stay one night and then leave the gun there for several more.
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    South African President Jacob Zuma / MENSA Initiation Speech?

    I should have added "Not quite continents " are they?
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    Emirates airlines opinion?

    I'm retired from the airline world. I looked at them in the past but they were always more expensive than Delta and took hours longer to get there. I also like being on a US airline. I also like Boeings and not Airbus. Its a pilot thing as I flew them both. After their stance on flying...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Phil & Justin's Trip To HartzView Safaris 2015

    Black Pudding? YUCK! British cuisine at its finest :-) Never had a good meal in all my time in England unlike Cote dAzur or Italy. Anything in camp is better! :-) Phil, have a bang up trip:-)
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    Eland with a .30-06?

    YUP 180 gr shoot straight know the vital zone= 1 dead eland 180 works good for all over there (PG). SHOW US PICTURES WHEN YOU GET BACK!
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    Shoot too many animals?

    Yes I have nightmares about bushbucks to this day!
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    Phil That's another great idea that I must consider.
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    Hey thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I was planning on a shooter anyway as unless it was pristine, I'm not much of a collector. Got to get the sight figured out and see what it will do.
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    So, would you suspect that the Lyman sight was post factory install? I'll be looking up Lyman sights tonight.
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    Shoot too many animals?

    My first trip I went wanting 8 animals on my list I came home with 13 BUT I passed on a 20 inch (YES 20 inch) bushbuck because I already had one 14 incher. Stupid stupid stupid. The PH and the tracker were going nuts over it. Be prepared that means bring money! You may neber get back again. Who...
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    OK I'll try to upload a couple of pictures It looks like it worked. On second looks it has a buckhorn spring leaf rear sight that is lowered to its lowest position probably to clear the sight picture from what looks to be a factory side mounted adjustable rear sight, Unfortunately its missing...
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    As far as I can tell it is all original. I'll take another look to see about the sights Maybe I can figure out how to post a picture of them. It is below 2500 in S/N. Actually never thought about the early collector value. Is there a premium for early ones? Need to look into that.
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    Someone GAVE me a pre 64 M70!

    I was given a M70 in 30-06 made in 1936! Haven't cleaned it yet (hasn't been used in decades) but at first glance it looks used (Maine deer rifle) but pretty good. Obviously, that old, it comes with iron sights. They are too low for me to get down on (not enough drop in the stock). I'm...
  14. Cliffy

    Greetings for Kansas City

    Just be warned! You will be planning your second hunt on the way home from your first! IF YOU GO ONCE-YOU WILL GO AGAIN-DEAL WITH IT!
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    I'm off

    drop'm in their tracks!
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    TSA Locks for Ammo boxes?

    Just one opinion but I have always used non TSA locks on both and always will. I haven't had one issue ever. I carry extra locks with me though just incase.
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    SCI or DSC? If you could only go to one...

    Don't get me wrong SCI does wonderful things for hunting world wide but I enjoy DSC much more.
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    Import of meat

    They're all good but Zebra was my favorite!
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    SAA Cargo Not Shipping Lion or Elephant anywhere

    My shipments went by sea the last time. No problems.
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    SCI ALERT!! New regulations for exporting your firearms!

    IF this is now curtailed (for the time being) maybe we should not only thank the Senator but also SSI for their jumping right into the fray and finding a way to help all those who wanted that help. They did a stand up job and I will remember them the next time I go over the pond!
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Tootabi Hunting Safaris Ugly Hunting Report

    Good story telling Keep it up
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    SOUTH AFRICA: My First Hunting Trip To South Africa

    I'll bet you were talking about your next African hunt on the flight home-weren't you! Nice report Thanks! If you go once-you'll go again-deal with it!
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    Australia Bans Lion Imports

    Wish you the best Good luck your way
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    Proposal to Ban Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino in New York

    Customs imports are Federal governed. I can't see how a state can over-arch that Maybe one of our importers can chime in
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    Dangerous Snakes of Southern Africa - Snakes & Snake Bite

    My Namibia PH's son (12 yrs old) goes looking for puff adders and kills them around the complex. I've seen Cape Cobras crossing the road and went to look but they just ran away. Once while hunting in SA my PH went into the blind and as I was entering he ran out screaming "snake snake". Brave...
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    M1 Garand

    Learned to shoot one AND field strip and reassemble it BLINDFOLDED when I was 14 and going to a military school. Could do the field strip and assembly in under 4 mins then :-) :-)
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    New USA requirements in addition to the form 4457

    Lets see, by the time we get our paperwork back our passwords will be out of date and dead? "-)"-)
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    M70 Safari in 416 Rem Mag

    Just a little off subject but 2 years ago I was offered a once used upgraded Blaser Double in 470 for $8500. Still thinking I should have bought it.
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    Received Daughter's Giraffe Today

    Pretty cool for the young lady! Congrats! Kinda makes all your other ones seem puny! I've got one too but mine was given to the local village for food for a month.
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    M70 Safari in 416 Rem Mag

    Eat your hearts out- someone just GAVE me a pre 64 M70 in 30-06 Can'y wait to shoot it.
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    Two 40" Gemsbok and Three 6" Steenbok

    I have a 5 1/2 incher Of course that's the biggest one I've ever seen.
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    Cooking Eggs

    Funny thing- She agreed!!!!!!!
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    Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for US Hunters and Shooters

    Maybe someone who has gone through it can write up a step by step directions sheet :-)
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    Cooking Eggs

    I just sent it to my wife I may not be writing anymore after tonight Been nice talking to you guys
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    Emirates flights - deal or unforseen issue?

    I checked it out also and by doing the numbers I'm with in maybe $300 total using Delta from Las Vegas to Joberg as it is with Emirates from LAX to Joberg by the time if figure time and getting to LAX as opposed to LAS. For me its worth the extra $300 to go 1 airline from LAS , 1 connection in...
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    First experience with the new firearms export system

    Found HER and sent a note probably won't hear back as she is a big bamster supported
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    Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for US Hunters and Shooters

    I have sent an inquiry to my CongreeWOMAN but I doubt I'll hear back as she is a big bamster supporter.
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    TSA locks or not?

    I get some colored zipties and put them through all my luggage lock holes along with my pad lock for my gun case. No one will have colored zipties to replace them if they cut into the bag. I've had them come out with white zip ties put on by Customs. I can tell immediately if someone has been in...
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    Help me travel to Africa - Advice and Rules please

    I spent 1 night in NYC several years ago (laws may have changed) when going to SA. Got in late at night, went to the local Holiday Inn (a dump back then) and in the morning we went to JFK by cab. Went to the front door of the terminal and walked in dragging my gun case,etc. The xray machine was...
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    New backdoor gun registration scheme?

    I found 1 mention in passing of a concern about using the new travel regs for guns as a back door scheme to retain gun ownership information somewhere inside the dark halls of government. As I haven't done it yet, is there any notation of which and what rifles we are taking with us? Is there...
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    Why the big price difference??

    Below are some questions I ask and have my friends ask when looking for an outfitter. Each hunter may have differing needs and requirements, Some may not worry about high fence/low fence, some do. Some may like several groups in camp at the same time and others may want an exclusive use place...
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    Firearms through London

    I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that BA needs advance notice of several days to travel with guns. I'll bet Lori at Travel Express has all the answers.
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    Ruger American 30-06

    spike $100/point, each point is $1 US. Sometimes double points when stuff bought at the Cabelas store. I have the "Black" card :-), I get the fully bound catalog every year in the mail, I think I own about half of Cabelas by now :-) Now that I am retired I don't run near as much through that...
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    Ruger American 30-06

    I got one for free last year! Had points at Cabellas and was standing there trying to decide what to spend them on and a 30-06 American was calling me. It shoots 1 inch or better right out of the box with 180s. It's the only rifle I'm bringing on my next PG hunt! Voodoo- take a good look at...
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    Brick thinks like I do One never knows if I'm telling the truth of when I leave to go somewhere Actually when I was very young my Dad followed a burglar around the house as he tried every window from the outside. My Dad was inside with the 12 ga shotgun just waiting for a head to poke through...
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    Namibian Shipping Agent recommendations

    We used Pronto 2 years ago with no problems except a little wait to ship.
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    Hornady .338 250 grain RN

    I've used my 338-06 on several PG hunts using Nosler Partition 225 gr bullets. I am totally satisfied with the performance. One went clear through both shoulders of a 2000 lb eland and was recovered under the skin on the far side. It was minus the nose lead but the partition and rear lead and...