I have 4 mounts, 4 euros and two rugs. The mounts are Kudu pedestal, Impala shoulder, Reedbuck and Springbok Wall Pedestals. I wish I had a couple of the Euros done as shoulder mounts.
(Note, the the mounts are in the living room and the euros are in the den - my wife likes the mounts...
So, what condition do you/wife carry your P238 in you pockets? (Cocked & Locked, Hammer down on and empty chamber, ...)
Please note, I am not asking to judge you, just asking for my information since my wife has a P238.
Poor horn condition has come up several times on AH.
So to be perfectly clear, it is the boiling process to remove the flesh that dries and cracks the horns which is required of the dip/pack process, CORRECT?
Therefore, there is no way around that the degradation of horn appearance...
Buck, Do you think the taxidermist/ preparer understand the damage their process is doing?
Just having the dip&pack process done and then shipped here for finishing the taxidermy will not solve the problem. Thanks
I think the cracking and drying happens during boiling the flesh off the skulls.
I have 6 out of 7 horn/mounts that look cracked and dried out. The one set that isn’t, is a Blesbok euro mount and the horns are loose mounted.
Two trips, two different taxidermists. Very...
A 22lr will consistently shoot through a 2”x4” at 100 yards.
Cheap bulk ammo, Both Solids and hollow points.
2x4 set on edge, unsupported.
I was surprised at this penetration so I have done it several times to verify.
So a 22lr will likely penetrate some pretty thick skulls at close...
I think “dip & pack” includes removing all the flesh which is when the boiling occurs. If so, then having skulls just “ dip and pack” is not going to prevent the horn damage from boiling issues. I have 4 shoulder mounts and 4 euro mounts. Two trips and two different RSA taxidermists. Seven out...
Courtney series is great entertainment reading
Wilbur Smith Has the reputation of being historically accurate.
Oh I just reread “Sibanda” by Tim Farren. Great fictional read and Tim is on AH.com with us.
Actual journal writings, probably my favorite is “The Man-Eaters of Tsavo”
Ammo 340 gn Buffaloe Bore ( note a sticker on the box states not for use in S&W or Taurus)
Carried in Ruger’s chest carry fabric rig - very comfortable carry set up while stream fishing in Alaska.
So, we moved into a bigger house. Thought we had a plan for the taxidermy mounts.
Three small antelope wall mounts and one pedestal mount. But the floor plan is not working out so good for the Kudu pedestal. The house has high ceilings, so I am thinking about going up with the Kudu.
Discretion is good - maybe.
Do any of us think by being discrete about our hunting successes will change any of the antis beliefs or behavior”?”.
Maybe more of attitude “we hunt, we eat meat, deal with it”.
Maybe take a lesson from DJT and his dealing with our liberal anti-American media. I do...
It would be great if Ruger would come out with a hunting version of the SR 1911.
Keep the target sights
Mill or tap the slide for Optics
Mill a rail on the frame.
And heck, why not thread the barrel.
Maybe make a 6” long slide - not sure about that option....
I like my Warne quick detachable steel rings on top of a Warne steel rail
And I use the same scope for my AR and 30-06, Trijicon 4-16x50mm AccuPower.
Had to add a rail riser on the AR for the objective lens to clear.
Warne insists no lapping required on his steel rings. I called him.
Last time, 2015, I had my ammo in a plastic ammo box with my padlock on it, inside my checked baggage.
TSA opened, I know this because they put a courtesy inspection note inside the ammo box and relocked it. It was a descent padlock, not a little cheap TSA luggage lock. TSA must have some master...
Well I have been fortunate enough to make two plains games hunts in S. Africa.
Three shoulder mounts and one pedestal mount in the living room. Two rugs on the floor, (zebra, wildebeest). Four euro mounts in the garage.
Luv them all.
Wife will not allow the the euro mounts in the house- says...
Mr. Dolan, would you please state specific actions you believe the NRA and we members should take.
Also, please state what personal gun law ownership changes you believe the federal government should enact near term. Please be specific and concise as possible.
(I promise to try and refrain from...
Sure Mr. Dolan, huge numbers of Brits out for a day smoothboring with their high dollar doubles, just common folks. Probably not many $300 Mossberg owners in that crowd. (Probably not many $300 Mossbergs on the shelves of the local Walmart’s in the Kingdom.) But then again, I don’t know anyone...
Hunting with Tootabi Hunting Safaris in 2015, my friend put the 223 barrel on his Blazer for the last couple of days. Shot a Blesbok and a Mountain Reedbuck. I don’t remember on the Blesbok, but I examined the Mountain Reedbuck.
No hide damage to it. And there were two shots through the ribs...