Borrowing Firearms

Discussion in 'Before & After the Hunt' started by Skyline, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Macs B

    Macs B AH Veteran

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    My boss has a great policy when it comes to "camp" guns or "rentals", whatever you want to call them. He set's aside funds every year to purchase client rifles of appropriate caliber and quality optics. After a couple of years he offers them up for sale to the guides and foresters, keeping his armory full of relatively new firearms. With resale money added to the state money every two or three years the new guns are continually being upgraded. That keeps higher end guns in our clients hands and makes them more attractive as resales to us as well.
     

  2. James.Grage

    James.Grage AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    good policy

     

  3. RickB

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    Exactly!
     

  4. RickB

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    Great idea!
     

  5. M. Egan

    M. Egan AH Senior Member

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    I have rented once in RSA. $100 US for a 7 day hunt. The rifle was a quality firearm with swarovsky optics and shot well. I also borrowed a rifle to hunt in Zim one time . the rifle was a CZ550 in .375 and shot very well. The reason I chose to use someone elses rifle was that I was traveling on Air Canada (we are not happy until you are not happy). They have a handleing charge of $75 each time your gun is loaded or unloaded from an airplane. With 3 conections each way , it was getting a little expensive. I traveled Air Canada as this is the designated airline for my reward miles. I would not choose them otherwise.
    The coments about airlines and countries and taking our business elsewhere are profound. Free choise and capitalism work.
    Great topic Kelly thanks for the chance to talk and think about such things. I hope your hunt in Texas goes well. I hope to get there to hunt Audad in the coming year.
    Cheers, Mike
     

  6. Upton O. Good

    Upton O. Good AH Enthusiast

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    I've carried firearms into Mexico, South Africa, and Canada. I got so tired of the hassles (at length interrogation, paperwork, fees) getting into Canada I quit going hunting there. Going into SA was a snap compared to Canada. Checking the guns in at the airport when leaving for SA went fine especially considering the ultra liberal environment in Seattle.

    When In SA I also used a "camp gun" for a couple of days. The rifle was quality as well as the ammo. The cost minimal in comparison to the entire trip.
     

  7. milford

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    My greatest fear of taking my guns out of country is damage , we went to scotland a few years back and my friend was was picking his gun up at heathrow and it was smashed and the case had Killer scratched into it . I think useing a camp gun is going to become common practice
     

  8. Kowas Hunting Safaris

    Kowas Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Fanatic

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    FIREARMS RENTAL - KOWAS HUNTING SAFARIS

    Outfitters usually have firearms available for rental, as the last resort.

    After all has said and done, only YOU as the HUNTER can decide on the following questions:

    1. Are you prepared to compromise the preparation spend in time and money practising on the shooting range with your own rifle?

    2. Is it really the big a deal to travel with your own rifle if you have had taken care of all the necessary paperwork?

    We wish you happy hunting and straight shooting from Namibia.
     

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