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  1. Whiskey1

    I got to take my dad and kids fishing...

    I grew up with deep sea fishing trips with my dad as an annual summer tradition. That continued after I got married and for a good 10 or 15 years my wife and I would plan a summer vacation usually to Orange Beach, Al with my parents. More often than not, we did a blue water, overnight tuna trip...
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    .450 Rigby light bullet loads, where to start?

    Some of you may have seen my other thread. It's a long saga that has finally led me to having a Ruger No. 1 in .458 WinMag at my gunsmith being rechambered to .450 Rigby. Lots of stuff happened to get here too long and convoluted to relate except to say I want to take my first Cape buff in two...
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    Rechamber #1 to .450 Nitro Express?

    Does anyone know if a Ruger #1 in .458 Winchester Magnum can be rechambered to .450 NE 3 1/4" by a simple chamber reaming? FedEx broke the stock off of mine during delivery and as it is no longer a factory original 1974 with great wood I'm thinking a custom project is in order.
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    USA: 2017 Maine Bear Hunt X2!

    I have been back from my adventure in Maine for a few days now and have finally found the time and nerve to post my first hunting report on this excellent forum. It is a bit intimidating as so many here are very talented writers. I first hunted Maine last year. I hunted with Ryan Shepard of...
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    My Trophy Room - Not much to look at... yet

    Finally got started on the trophy room, bar, butcher shop, canning kitchen, tornado shelter, building project...So far, I've invested in 36 yards of concrete, some labor, and a home sawmill. The recent storm Irma and a few severe storms earlier this spring provided lots of trees...18 months to 2...
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    Hello from North Georgia

    I just returned from my first plains game hunt to South Africa with my wife and 14 year old (boy and girl) twins. It was better than I could have ever hoped it to be. I had lurked here for a year while planning for the trip and joined just to say "thanks" for all that I learned from the...