Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Jacques.strauss, May 22, 2012.
hey ivan it looks like you are making up for lost time and enjoying yourself on AH :thumb:
Ivan, welcome to the site! Hope you get to enjoy the 'hissy fits' and the worthwhile discussions as much as I do!
Rumours abound about you my friend! I'd like to sit and have coffee sometime when you're in Byo!!
Yeah a double would be nice in a tight spot but I still stand by one gun for all reasons will still be a big bolt!!
I used 1 - 5 power Leupold variX3 on my 458 throughout my career and it served me very well. Obviously I could and would take it off for working in the jesse. But having it on most times allowed one to see into deep shadows when your eyesight failed you! If I bought a double, I'd be inclined to buy Waynes over and under Merkel 450 so that I still had the scope option! :sharpshooter:
500 Grains minium
As a PH hunting mainly ele but doing my fair share of buff also I want a caliber that is a true stopper! I have used a 416 Ribgy for my whole career and having had a scare 3 years ago paid for a hyme 500 double which took an amazing 2 years to build and is now stuck in SA due to paper work! As a result I have just got a 500 Jeffery Blazer. I have to say that it is a beautiful rifle and I feel that the short bolt is more reliable then your other regular bolt actions.
Personally I am not concerned with how many rounds a bolt takes vs a double as I have never been in a tricky situation ( and I have been in many!!) that I have had time to fire off more then two shots. Time will tell which I will prefer the Blazer or the Hyme. Bottom line though you need a 500 grain bullet plus!
Why's the Hyme stuck in SA? The export permits are being issued now..is there another problem?
you are right rumours abound and one way or another i think most of them get to me and a lot make me laugh ...!!! either way some i wish were true , some are true and some dont have a hint of truth ..would also welcome an opportunity for a cup of coffee....always good to share time with guys in a similar profession .. feel free to email me and we can set it up !!!
have a great day ,
500 Jeff in bolt action and 500 NE in double for the big stuff. Cats I would love a 500/416 NE 3 1/4" or 416 Rigby No 2 if I can figure out which one has the lower chamber pressure...
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