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  1. Gert Odendaal

    Rifle weight

    (y):giggle:I would use my .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer as the perfect balanced light weight stalking rifle ....although it is a .458 caliber it handles like a light weight rifle when walking the whole day in the bush..while the recoil is great and manageable for such a big bore calibre...to me the...
  2. Gert Odendaal

    Members input to design a Dangerous Game Range - group project

    Bert, the shooter will have a PH along side him/her to see where the floating hippo/crock head is hit.....five point for a hit, zero for a miss
  3. Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Good, members here is an example of what I want to use on the hippo hunt range .shooting from a prone position at the hippo floating around in the riverlet ( spruit /small river ) along the edges of the dangerous game shooting range we are discussing /planning...I now need a full body crocodile...
  4. Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Good, members here is an example of what I want to use on the hippo hunt range .shooting from a prone position at the hippo floating around in the riverlet ( spruit /small river ) along the edges of the dangerous game shooting range we are discussing /planning...I now need a full body crocodile...
  5. Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Hippo Floating Target on Hippo hunt shooting range

    Good, members here is an example of what I want to use on the hippo hunt range .shooting from a prone position at the hippo floating around in the riverlet ( spruit /small river ) along the edges of the dangerous game shooting range we are discussing /planning...I now need a full body crocodile...
  6. Gert Odendaal

    Members input to design a Dangerous Game Range - group project

    SRvet, thank you kindly for this great info..this really looks like a great working concept, will do some more research on it..
  7. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    How hunting has changed over the few decades..when the white hunters, ivory hunters hunted for elephant they only shot these big magnificent elephant bulls , I believe they truly believe in those days and era it was what hunting was about, to earn a living, experience Africa as a Wilderness..and...
  8. Gert Odendaal

    Stuart, do you have photos of the 505 Gibbs, where are you residing ?

    Stuart, do you have photos of the 505 Gibbs, where are you residing ?
  9. Gert Odendaal

    Heym Express by Martini, 404 Jeffery

    Our weak Rand currency will never enable me to compete against the USA currency ...but I think it is a viable option, or as I pointed out, members who want such a beautiful rifle can make a group buy and work on the details who wants to buy who`s shares in the rifle to be a sole owner on the end...
  10. Gert Odendaal

    Forging knife blades for hunting knifes on Safari

    Good, I managed to find a company who sells refractory cement ,, in ca-stable and plastering applications. I bough two 25kg bags , it will be sufficient to completely plaster the inside of my wood fired oven as well as casting a solid layer of this refractory cement on the floor of the oven that...
  11. Gert Odendaal

    Heym Express by Martini, 404 Jeffery

    Toby, let us rather get a group of members together and do a group buy of the rifle ..the group can sort out the details of how to buy it from each other ..(y)(y):LOL::LOL:
  12. Gert Odendaal

    Heym Express by Martini, 404 Jeffery

    Toby, there you have your answer....sell all those other rifles, you do not need them, keep only the 404 Jeffery and use it for any game ...from a scrub hare to an elephant to hunt...otherwise why don`t you rent this rifle to fellow forum hunters so it can pay for it`self and you still have the...
  13. Gert Odendaal

    Heym Express by Martini, 404 Jeffery

    The most perfect Dangerous Game rifle caliber ever designed, yours rifle is another great example of fine , fine craftsmanship and today`s technology. A few years back when I commenced searching for a 404 Jeffery rifle to purchase /build ( Von Gruff at that stage build a beautiful 404 Jeffery...
  14. Gert Odendaal

    9.3 x 70 Brenneke caliber dies /reamers /.338 Imperial Magnum build

    Good day to all fellow members on our forum. Members, I have a blueprint for a 9.3 x 70 Brenneke caliber rifle ..there are currently only two rifle in the world I know of..one in Germany in a Museum , this rifle was build for Hermann Wilhelm Göring was a German political and military leader as...
  15. Gert Odendaal

    Forging knife blades for hunting knifes on Safari

    Thank you Von Gruff, yes I believe I did, my next requirement is to design a build in copper coil to enable me to build a shower into my second bathroom, a closed looped siphoning hot water system known here in South Africa as a "Donkie" and I believe it is the same concept in use in Australia...
  16. Gert Odendaal

    Forging knife blades for hunting knifes on Safari

    Shootist, I want to complete my build in rotisserie spit this week, I need to fit the rotisserie spit inside the oven to ensure it roast in a hot environment where the heat is all around it. I already got hold of a great 12v motor that is strong and will be able to turn even a large piece of...
  17. Gert Odendaal

    Forging knife blades for hunting knifes on Safari

    Here is a chicken I slaughtered , it will be spit roasted in my wood fire oven...
  18. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  19. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  20. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  21. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  22. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  23. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  24. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  25. Build in wood fire oven

    Build in wood fire oven

    Fresh bread baked in my oven
  26. Gert Odendaal

    Forging knife blades for hunting knifes on Safari

    Members, here are evidence of a successful wood fire oven build..my wood fire oven build into my kitchen, it really is working excellently , here is my first bread I baked in this oven, hot fresh from the wood fire oven, fresh made beef soup and vegetables with a thick slice of fresh baked...
  27. Gert Odendaal

    9.3X72

    This is a beautiful rifle , thank you for sharing this photo it is much appreciated(y)(y)
  28. Gert Odendaal

    Booking my first trip to South Africa!

    Goof for you, it is great to hunt here in Africa...I am extending an invitation to every member from abroad who visit South Africa to hunt...please feel free to contact me if there are any challenges you face /ammo /rifle related /logistic challenges...I will assist you in any way possible if I...
  29. Gert Odendaal

    9.3X72

    Flatwater Bill , I am currently in the process to purchase all reamers/re-loading dies for the 9.3 x 70 Brenneke caliber ...but I think it is not compatible to black powder ...it is the largest caliber Brenneke developed ...rifle in this caliber was build for Herman Goering ..
  30. Gert Odendaal

    Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

    HWL, beautiful rifle..unfortunately it will not be possible to permanent export to SA...there are too much red tape:mad::LOL:
  31. Gert Odendaal

    Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

    HWL, thank you kindly, it is much appreciated...I really want us to participate in a Mannlicher Schoenauer open sights rifle hunt when you visit South Africa again..there are more members/friends with Mannlicher Schoenauers who would really be interested in such a hunt with these old and great...
  32. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    Cause of death: Injury due to a fight with another bull , this was the second time it happened...the bull was still in great condition after the last pictures was taken by game ranger in the area where he was seen last...they retrieved the tusks and the tusks was identified by a ranger who...
  33. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    This elephant was still in a great condition and healthy ...old elephants usually dies of starvation, when the six th molar set is grind away they starve to death, especially where they are protected in National Parks, most of the old elephants in the Botswana parks dies of starvation when their...
  34. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    Yes, Tanks, still it would be a privilege to walk with such a magnificent beast for a few days ..
  35. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    Yes, Nyati, I totally agree, nature at it`s best. just magnificent , beautiful and so graceful...(y) I would like to walk with it for a few days ..just to appreciate it`s magnificence
  36. Gert Odendaal

    Magnificent Elephant bull

    Members, a video about a magnificent young elephant bull:
  37. Gert Odendaal

    Bought an original FN in 404 Jeffery

    Congratulations , it really is an exceptional rifle , since it is in a 404 Jeffery caliber it really is a perfect hunting rifle..according to my own opinion the 404 Jeffery caliber rifle is the fastest growing caliber rifle in the hunting environment, even on our great forum the 404 Jeffery has...
  38. Gert Odendaal

    Bought an original FN in 404 Jeffery

    Pete, may I suggest you buy the following book..African Dangerous game cartridges - Pierre van der Walt , this is by far the best book to have if you need any info on big bore calibers, I have Tony`s book and Pierre`s book , by far Pierre`s book is the best in regards to knowledge about big bore...
  39. Gert Odendaal

    Bought an original FN in 404 Jeffery

    Pete, congratulations...on a great caliber and historical rifle...you do not need your .458 `S anymore..you can do all hunting with only your 404 Jeffery..sell all the other rifles and book a buffalo hunt in Africa..:LOL::LOL:(y)(y)
  40. Gert Odendaal

    .458 Mannlicher Shonauer

    John, the owner want to sell it , he does not use big bore rifles anymore...John , I would not think trading a .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer for a great .458 FN Mauser will be a good trade .....not with all the nice features the Mannlicher Schoenauer has...:A Banana::A Bang Head::A Bulb: But I...
  41. Gert Odendaal

    .458 Mannlicher Shonauer

    Wheels, yes Johan Greyling is a gunsmith second to none...it is American Black Wall-nut , Johan use different oils to stain the wood into this nice looking deep ruhabab red..although Johan Greyling only build working rifles , every day carry hunting caliber rifles , there are enough /many other...
  42. Gert Odendaal

    Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

    Yes, yes, I agree though it is only a .458 caliber , the open sights might just be functional enough to ambush a buffalo or two..in the book The Hunting Imperative written by one of the greatest hunters of our times, Richard Harland he told the story of a man who killed buffalo with a...
  43. Gert Odendaal

    .458 Mannlicher Shonauer

    Wheels, the owner does not use it as mentioned before..he just want to sell it..if he can get R30 000 /$1,709 USA he will settle for it....or an offer very near to this amount...
  44. Gert Odendaal

    .458 Mannlicher Shonauer

    Wheels, this is a .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer of a friend of mine who I need to sell for him, he is not using it and it is standing in his safe. This will be the exact full stock design I want to use for my own full stock build of my .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer..I really think it looks way better...
  45. Gert Odendaal

    Rifle weight

    Interesting subject, it seems with every rifle type this subject sooner or later arise..I like my rifles to be light , even the medium to heavy bore rifles..I rather walk the whole day with it while hunting and shoot one or two shots the whole day , absorbing the recoil than slogging the whole...
  46. Gert Odendaal

    Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

    Joe 7x57 what do you think of this full stock build???
  47. Gert Odendaal

    Mannlicher-Schoenauer goes Africa....

    Here are a few photos to do your thread justice: Full Stock .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer build by Johan Greyling ...
  48. Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Full stock design
  49. Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Full stock design
  50. Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Rifle stock design .458 Mannlicher Schoenauer full stock

    Full stock design
 
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