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Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Alistair, May 25, 2018.

  1. Alistair

    Alistair New Member

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    Afternoon all,

    Great to join the forum! I'm a keen stalker, clay and game shot based in the UK. No immediate plans for an Africa trip, but like most hunters it's on the bucket list and hopefully the right oppurtunity will arise in the not too distant. I've joined to learn a bit more about the whole endeavour and the gear, as well as drool over the pictures and stories.

    Currently shooting .270 mostly, but I am on the look out for a 9.3x74R double rifle. Also quite like the idea of a 470NE at some point.

    So, that's it really. Hope to see you around!
    Al.
     

  2. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH Alistair! Glad you found us.
     

  3. PHOENIX PHIL

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  4. BC.Pat

    BC.Pat AH Enthusiast

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  5. peras

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  6. Alistair

    Alistair New Member

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    Cheers guys.

    My background comes originally from beating on local game shoots and air rifles, starting around 12. I got into shooting through a clay pigeon shooting club at secondary school and I continued to shoot competitively at Uni. Even today, most of my shooting is clay pigeons, and I tend to do that a couple times a month. I later got some permissions for rabbit control and moved into rimfires. I joined a fullbore rifle club about 3 years ago and do a couple of rifle competitions including running boar and a 'sporting rifle' discipline. A few guys at the range got me into the stalking side of things.

    Apart from rabbits, my current rifle hunting experience is all based on trips to Scotland after hinds. I've been twice now, shooting 6 days total and I have another trip booked for January. I've also had an invite to shoot Muntjac and Roe closer to home. As for shotgun shooting, I used to be in a small local syndicate as a half gun and shot around 5 small days a year. That had to stop ue to a change of location for a job, but I tend to take 2 or 3 days a season with guys from the rifle club.

    Al.
     
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  7. Vanguard2279

    Vanguard2279 SILVER SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    Welcome, Alistair! We'll let you know the next time we get together in London.
     
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  8. Shootist43

    Shootist43 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard Alistair. You found the best site on the web if you want to learn about hunting in Africa. After looking about a bit you will soon see that there are "subject matter experts" for just about every aspect of the hunting equation willing to share their knowledge with you. With your 270 and either one of the other rifles you mentioned should suffice for your first trip. I'd lean more towards the 9.3 x 74 since it is more versatile. This site is addicting, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do..
     

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    Hi Alistair, welcome to AH !
     
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    Alistair, welcome to AH! Looking forward to your participation.
     

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    Welcome and enjoy. I am a 270 fan myself.
     

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  18. reedy0312

    reedy0312 AH Ambassador

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    Westfalen Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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  20. norfolk shooter

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    @Alistair Welcome to AH. Us brits need to stick together. Go for the 470 its good for everything and works a treat on boar, you could never be over gunned on boar!!
     
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