A Survey Of What Do African Professional Hunters Want You To Bring

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If I may permit myself @One Day... I could not have imagined anyone else having such an organised kit as yourself :) Down to the last item this is well thought out and structured ;)

Concerning the post from 2009, with pictures of 2019, I remember when reading this thread it originally had over 5 or even 10 pages of replies, I had asked the general question if it would make sense to update this after 10+ years, and if the survey could be done over, and a few days later the original post was updated with these new pictures (coming from you apparently) and many pages missing. So I don't know what went on? Some early spring cleaning in the forum?
Jeez - this is getting weirder by the post.

@BRICKBURN ?!?
 

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Getting back to muzzle breaks they are useless piece of metal on the end of a barrel that is my thought on them. I hate them can handle them on the range maybe but hunting no.
They hurt like hell when standing next to client trying to plug your hear and still have the binos on the target animal.

Get a smaller cailbre if you cannot handle the recoil or even better a suppresor.
 

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Well... I recognize the pictures of the checked luggage and the carry-on backpack ... because these are mine... I guess that typically one would reference the source for their material, but this is not an issue, I am happy if these pics have value to the AH community... :)

This, by the way, raises an interesting question: how can this original post be from 2009, knowing that I posted these pictures on August 22, 2019?
Pascal, When this article from 2009 was recently resurrected I added these 2 images to the article that were in the Media gallery which belong to you. We use available images from AH Media gallery all of the time to highlight the point of articles posted in the Articles section of AH since it has a more dynamic layout which allows for an image to show in the preview. Otherwise articles without images just show the site logo which is less interesting. We regularly select relevant images from the Media gallery for content that does not contain images as they add visual interest to the articles.

Here you can see what I'm referring to, your image on display in the preview of the article. The system automatically chooses and displays the first image found in the article.

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Here are a couple articles with no images which display AH logo.
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By the way your images were selected because your are so organized and pack so well... :cool:

Hope this helps clarify why your image appears in this article.
 

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A real question here and this is coming from a guy who took a 308 with a brake on a recent trip (My young son was hunting and it worked well for him). No I'm not trying to be sarcastic I am genuinely curious and from the comments I feel like I can get a straight answer. DB's created from a short action rifle with a brake vs a long action or magnum rifle with no brake? I am aware that sound travels in a different direction when a rifle is equipped with a brake but I will tell you that if I send one from my 7mm or 300 win, both without a brake, and I don't have hearing protection on, my ears are ringing like crazy. I have been surprised by the lack of hearing protection by PH's with the importance of their hearing, especially when pursuing dangerous game. An unprotected ear, with our without a brake on your rifle, is likely to be damaged to some extent and especially damaging when its repeated regularly.
 

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I have never had a rifle with a muzzle brake. But my towns shooting range is just desert behind a small mountain. 12 or so concrete tables and a metal awning.
When someone shows up with a muzzle brake on a rifle, I go sit in my truck til they are done. I wear hearing protection at the range and it is still like thunder under the awning.
I seen a guy knock his spotting scope off the table from the percussion once. A expensive mistake he made.
 

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Thank you Jerome, this makes sense :)

In the spirit of contributing to the purpose of the thread, here are the suggestions offered in the Welcome to Huntershill booklet I developed for new clients.

Admittedly, I prefer to be the guy who has everything, rather than being the guy who constantly has to depend on others, so some will find a few things hereunder unnecessary, but to each our own :)

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Old timers do not need any advice, and I am certainly not intending to give them any, but hopefully the above may be useful to first time safari goers :)
 
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Thank you Jerome, this makes sense :)

In the spirit of contributing to the purpose of the thread, here are the suggestions offered in the Welcome to Huntershill booklet I developed for new clients.

Admittedly, I prefer to be the guy who has everything, rather than being the guy who constantly has to depend on others, so some will find a few things hereunder unnecessary, but to each our own :)

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Old timers do not need any advice, and I am certainly not intending to give them any, but hopefully the above may be useful to first time safari goers :)
And as usual, for the most structured and complete response, turn to @One Day...

Thanks a lot for this, very helpful, will be printing these pages :) (and if you like I can make a translation into cm and kg for the metric version of this )
 

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Since muzzle brakes took over the thread I have always wondered why more PHs and staff don't use electronic hearing protection. It is hard for me to believe that the brake on say a 300 is louder than the short barreled 500 in his hands. I think it's all somewhere around 135db. Not like they are getting away without loss of hearing just because there is no brake.

Any PHs out there that can weigh in?
What did you say?? I can’t hear you. Lol
 

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PH's are very good about putting up with and catering to clients. It is what they do. I have no doubt none complained in your presence.

I know of no professional hunter that doesn't absolutely hate the things. Not one. Trackers don't even get a vote.
Red Leg, I am bringing my 460 S&W revolver for my upcoming trip in June. It is a 10.5 inches barrel from performance center. It comes with a muzzle break and it is loud and strong shock wave. At the shooting range, people will move further or wait until I am running out of bullet. The PH whom I know actually excited that I am bringing this revolver. This trip will be my number 3 with him.
 

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Red Leg, I am bringing my 460 S&W revolver for my upcoming trip in June. It is a 10.5 inches barrel from performance center. It comes with a muzzle break and it is loud and strong shock wave. At the shooting range, people will move further or wait until I am running out of bullet. The PH whom I know actually excited that I am bringing this revolver. This trip will be my number 3 with him.
Different issue. You have a PH who is fully on board with your choice - not receiving a surprise - whatever he may think about muzzle brakes.

Glad I don't have to cool my heels at the range while you shoot.
 

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