I guess it depends on your definition of tactical and what you consider dangerous. I've killed more ducks with a PBY than with a shotgun, a flock of seagulls wiped out one engine on a 757 on a departure from San Francisco Airport, and a good friend was killed when a pelican went through the...
Seen it? - I was there, and yes - sagebrush was involved. Might not have been the exact moment as recorded, but I can tell you this was not a singular event.
I was with John Crocker's P-51 and witnessed Lefty's flying first hand. Lefty was reprimanded more than once for flying "too low" -...
Ok, here's the Heyms I have at home.
450/400 Double, 375 H&H, 458 Lott, and the 300 WM Straight Pull
The 500 NE Double and 300 WM Express are yet to be delivered. The wood on those stocks will closely match the 450/400.
The P-38, P-40, and early P-51's ran the Allison V12 - 1710. There were different model variants, the most notable was in the -38, one engine rotated clockwise - the other counter-clockwise. On the 38 the exhaust was ducted through the turbo which contributed to its' unique sound.
I appreciate your kind words but the thanks go to your father and the countless men and women whose sacrifices assured us the freedoms we enjoy today.
It is in their honor and to keep the memory of their conflict alive we continue to fly these airplanes.
For me personally, it was a...
Well this is certainly getting interesting.
The basic fundamental of a forum is to seek and share knowledge as well as share experiences and opinions with the understanding, ignoring absolutes - not everyone is going to agree.
As the discussion seems now to have drifted to a first time buffalo...
I have a few of them and have absolutely no complaints. They are accurate, shoulder quickly, handle well, and I've never had a jam or feeding issue with the bolt guns.
Currently I have:
Heym 450/400 Double
Heym 375 H&H Martini Express
Heym 458 Lott Martini Express
Heym 300 Win Mag T bolt...
I think the answer lies within your definition of "ultimate stopping". To me, that implies a charge; and you listed elephant, cape buffalo, rhino, and hippo.
If your scenario imagines a caliber which would stop any or all of those regardless of shot placement - it doesn't exist in anything you...
I don't have chrono numbers for Hornady factory ammo, but I could get the numbers next time I'm at the range.
I shoot Safari Arms ammo in my Heym 450/400 Double. 400 gr at 2150 fps. I've stopped 3 elephants with that rifle/ammo combo.
I use Safari Arms ammo in my Heym 458 Lott, and Heym 375...
The question is, "What do you plan to shoot?"
I started out with just African Plains Game and some Cape Buffalo, then I got into elephants and more Cape Buffalo. My last hunt was elephant and lion. Going back next year for leopard and more elephant.
I had/have: 300 PRC, 300 Wthrby, 300 Win...
I'm not from Slidell, but when I saw the name I had to look. I was one of the pilots flying that Super DC-3 into Slidell post Katrina - hauling medicine. water, and other supplies.
We made 2 trips a day for about 2 weeks, from Fort Worth to Slidell.
Wishing all of you there the best.
Great hunt, glad to see you were successful and had a good time with Stu.
I was just there, I shot an elephant with Stu in July, and witnessed those herds of buffalo he was describing. I got a zebra, waterbuck, and a really nice kudu as well.
2018 - a few more
We had seen quite a few eland and the PH said, "They're really good eating - let's get one Wednesday, we can have it for lunch".
Yes, I am dead serious - that is exactly what he said.
Brisket - Mmmmm, very tasty
This next guy kept popping out of his hole and...
2018 - continued.
Having resolved the question of whether or not I knew ostriches "can't fly anyway", we set out for more game,
This was next
Then we just happened upon this old guy. Head down, grazing, separated from a herd of approximately 60 other buffalo.
We were able to get to about...
I wouldn't call it an obsession; they're the only Big Game rifles I am familiar with.
When I made the decision to try hunting in Africa, Heym USA had their number listed on the website I had found - it was a USA number so I called. Chris Sells answered, didn't tell me I was crazy for wanting...
Thanks. That lion was an experience like none other; 25 minutes in broad daylight, staring at each other, waiting for him to stand up for a clear shot.
When it was over we went back to the lodge for celebration. I took the cap off a bottle of Havana Club and grabbed a handful of Cuban...
I can't say I've even seen a real Rigby, I'll check them out at the next DSC Convention.
My biggest issue is I wouldn't know what to look for, or be able to tell a good one from a bad one. Are they all the same? Is there a preferred year or model - does it even matter if all it's...
Thanks for the reply.
You and I are definitely kindred spirits. For me, the words 416 Rigby conjures up all the lore and romance which attracted me to African Big Game hunting in the first place.
Do I need one - no. Do I want to be able to say I own one - hell yes.
Just got this guy in Zambia
As was stated earlier in this thread; it's not just a lion hunt - it's the bait, and the baiting process.
Not all countries/areas have bait animal quotas so you're paying trophy fees for the bait animals you harvest. So, do you shoot the first one you see, or go...
Looks like you've done a lot more hunting than I have - (I'd say 99% of this forum has).
This question came up on my last hunt - 416 Rigby.
Like you, I have a 375 H&H and a 458 Lott, I also have a 450/400 Double with a 500NE Double on the way.
Where does the 416 fit in this...