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  1. Backyardsniper

    Looking For CZ Rifle Chambered In 338 Lapua

    If anyone has one please shoot me a message here.
  2. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    I'm leaning hard towards the trijicon 1-6 with the triangle post reticle. I have a vortex strike eagle 1-6 on there now for practice. I loaded up some 235gr speer bullets with 80gr of CFE223 which should be yielding about 2900fps. It shoots great, I am highly impressed with this new cz 375...
  3. Backyardsniper

    Payment method for Deposit on first Safari

    Thanks man. I appreciate it, this seems to be what I've gathered. I guess the only way to find out is to go for it. I can't find anything bad about him and he has been on thr spot with all the info and answering any question I had. I would say he would have given up and found somebody else to...
  4. Backyardsniper

    Payment method for Deposit on first Safari

    No problem. I spoke with him and apparently that is where the lawyers.office resides that takes care of his stateside business and there is in fact a lawyer at that address so that makes sense I suppose
  5. Backyardsniper

    Payment method for Deposit on first Safari

    I am about to book with Phillip Smythe of Ivory Trails Safaris but the method of payment confuses me. He is in Zimbabwe but uses an agency here called African Adventures. Money is supposed to get wired to a bank in Oklahoma with an account under that name but the address for the actual agency...
  6. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    that's a good one bro! I mean I do like Eva Shockey though. If she would autograph it we.might be in business
  7. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    Thanks man. I had not thought about that. I may very well give them a call but I was just looking at the trijicon triangle post reticle and I like it a lot. They also have the 1-6 on sale at Midway for $951. Is that a pretty decent price on those?
  8. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    I will have to take a look at one of those
  9. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    However, the number 4 would also probably work
  10. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    Nevermind. Apparently it's a German #1 I'm looking for
  11. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    Do they make a German #4 that doesn't have the top post
  12. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    I have seen those. Ran some ACOGs when I was in the army. That was my only experience with trijicon. Good glass though I assume. I may need to look at that. I have an ancient 2.5x fixed Redfield I guess I could use it. Ha ha
  13. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    I'll definately check those out. Hard to beat the old leupold
  14. Backyardsniper

    Best scopes out there with German #4 reticle

    Looking to find a scope for my 375. I love the German #4 reticle. Probably looking for a 1-6x I think that is probably the best power range for what I'm looking to do. Who out there makes a scope roughly in this power range with the German #4
  15. Backyardsniper

    375 and reloader 16

    Yeah its a 375 H&H. I should have clarified that I suppose
  16. Backyardsniper

    375 and reloader 16

    I should be able to track down some 414. Hows the velocity with the 414?
  17. Backyardsniper

    375 and reloader 16

    I've got a varget, h4350, cfe223, h4831
  18. Backyardsniper

    375 and reloader 16

    My new 375 just showed up and I have 100 pcs of brass and bunch of.bullets from 235 up to 300s. I have a good size shot of reloader 16. Does anyone have any load data for that powder in the 375?
  19. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I have shot the 500s and they are spicy thanks a bunch for the low down on the sight situation. I had noticed it could be easily swapped out but had now checked into acquring a new one. That info is most helpful. I love shooting irons. My 375 came in today and I'm gonna try to get it running...
  20. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I took the 458 to the range today. Fired about 10rds of 350gr at about 2700fps. Was having a little trouble getting the correct alignment on the iron sights. I was shooting about 4" left at 100yrs. Using those black sights on a solid black silouhette. Once I straightened that out I fired a nice...
  21. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I like that idea a lot I have a bunch of varget on hand and I'll get some 300gr bullets and work up a load
  22. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    That is probably a good call there although I am going to work on the 350gr loads in this 458. I kind of like them. 350 soft.nose at 2700fps. Could be handy
  23. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I appreciate y'alls wisdom on this subject. I do have a better feel for what I was asking which was more or less everyone's general feelings about the cartridges adequacy for the task. It seems that a large majority of you feel it is easily up to the task. It appears that the opinion of it is...
  24. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I do love to swing the big hammer. Killing is one thing, anchoring is another. That is another carry over from the long range game. How much energy are you delivering on target at those longer ranges. Also, being a veteran of a good bit of combat type stuff I am very much a worst case...
  25. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I agree. No muzzlebrakes on this hunt. I'll be shooting a pair of matching cz550 one in 458 and one in 375. Plain old wood and blued stock rifles. Trying to keep it as traditional as possible.
  26. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    That is what I was looking for. I have a buddy that shot a Kodiak with a 375 head on and said the same thing. It had enough energy to transit all the way through the bear long ways. I was curious if it had enough energy to do the same with a buffalo as I assumed they were a bit more dense...
  27. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    The 1000yd mark is always the go to number for beginners. People soon find that is not as easily attainable as just buying a fancy long range rifle. To be successful at the long range game takes a tremendous amount of. practice and knowledge of applied ballistics. Lots of math, lots of...
  28. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I suppose it is a pretty beaten up question. Being a member of.longrangehunting.com, I have seen the question " what is a good rifle to hunt elk at 1000yds" asked at.least 500 times. There are always people new to things and guys starting new adventures. If the question bores you then simply...
  29. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I brought my 458 to Kodiak a couple years ago to help a buddy of mine who was a resident and happened to draw an excellent tag for the red lake Olga Bay area. Him being a resident we did not need a guide and I brought my 458 for protection and yes it made me a good bit more comfortable in the...
  30. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    Well put, I can see your point there.
  31. Backyardsniper

    What is your minimum Buffalo cartridge

    I am aware that the legal minimum is 375 however, my question is more to the guys that have some experience and have shot one or a few buffalo. I plan to hunt with Ivory Trail safaris in the Save' valley in 2022. I'll be hunting buffalo and plains game. I plan to take my 458 Lott for buffalo...
  32. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    I like it! I will look into that. I also have a cz452e military trainer in 22lr that I'll be gettimg in some practice with.
  33. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    I appreciate the reply. I was about 90% sure I was going to stay with the CZ anyway because of having one in 458 and wanting to stay with the same platform. I will check into the safety deal. I often see people saying they are good guns if.you have a little work dome. Is this safety the...
  34. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    Czech shepherds. They're just my personal dogs, house pet/handler protection/home security dogs. Mostly expensive couch ornaments. HAHA
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    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    Thank you. I have a pair of them but the fellow on the Avatar is Kilo my older male. He is a great dog. The picture of the one sitting on her hind legs is my younger female Zuzu. She is a bit of a loose cannon!
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    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    Ha ha. Damn the auto correct
  37. Backyardsniper

    ZIMBABWE: Has Anyone Hunted With Ivory Trail Safaris?

    I'm very close to booking a hunt with them and I'm curious if anyone here has any experience with them? I have been in communication with the owner Philip Smythe and have spoken with him on the phone and he seems like a great guy. Very interested in making sure he is up front about everything...
  38. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    I certainly will. I like old ruger rifles anyway so I will research that for sure
  39. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    Sounds like the interarms are solid guns. I saw that there was a really pretty one for sale in the classifieds. What is the situation for scope bases on the underarms?
  40. Backyardsniper

    Interarms vs CZ or other 375

    I will preface this by saying that i am a big fan of CZ rifles and I have a 458 lott in a cz550 as well as a 30/06 and a 527 in 204. I am finally about to get my first safari planned. I'll be hunting Kudu and Buffalo and anything else i can afford with Ivory Trails in Zimbabwe. I'm looking to...
  41. Backyardsniper

    For Sale Custom CZ 550 375 H&H AHR Action

    Is this rifle still available?
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    Elk Hunt

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    Hunting Elk

    That guy was a 620yd shot seated off shooting sticks. One shot DRT. Ha ha. I thought the poor guide was gonna have a heart attack before it was over. He said he had never even considered letting some one shoot that far. Long range shooting isn't always the answer but it is a handy tool to have...
  44. Backyardsniper

    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    Well. after careful consideration of all the info I've received and some serious reflection on the issue I have decided to go with a plain old 375 H&H for the following reasons; 1. I don't have one and have not previously owned one and I like new projects. 2. It seems that the 375 is to Africa...
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    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    That guy was a 620yd shot seated off shooting sticks. One shot DRT. Ha ha. I thought the poor guide was gonna have a heart attack before it was over. He said he had never even considered letting some one shoot that far. Long range shooting isn't always the answer but it is a handy tool to have...
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    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    I wondered about that. I'm an avid long range hunter, however that being said, I always prefer to get closer if possible. I was curious as to what the kind of "standard" plains game shots were like as far as normal distance. If it is not the norm to shoot past 250-300 yds then I'm thinking the...
  47. Backyardsniper

    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    That thought had crossed my mind as well. I haven't owned a 375 yet and wasnt sure about its performance in the 300-400yd realm
  48. Backyardsniper

    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    I'll check that out. I've never used those sights, usually just gunbroker or long range hunting and snipershideThanks.
  49. Backyardsniper

    Another just for fun, what caliber to build thread

    I wish I could run across one of those CZ ultimate hunting rifles for sale. However I Guess I could just get another 550 safari in 375. I could shoot plains game with that but inwas really wanting to get into a fast flat hard hitting long range cartridge. Perhaps just a plain old 338 lapua...
 
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