- Mar 1, 2020
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- Washington State
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- Mule Deer Foundation, RMEF, SCI
- Zimbabwe, US, Canada
Actually, these things happen more often than you think. One time in South Africa, I had checked into a room and went out to get a quick meal. While I was out, someone got into my room and went through my stuff. They got a couple of knives and 2 boxes of .30-06 ammo. Fortunately I had checked my rifles and a bag with most of my hunting gear and ammo with the front desk. I didn't need it but if I had, my PH could have come up with some shells for my .30-06 or my .458 WM. I didn't have a .375, but he had shells for that too. So what would have happened if I had brought a .479 Eargaschplitten Thunderboomer Magnum? Would anyone in Zimbabwe have had ammo?Exactly. All of my big bores other than my newly acquired .500 NE are wildcats (I consider .375 H&H medium bore). I hear precautions of people mentioning not being able to find ammo if it gets lost. How often does it happen?
Heck, does the local shop in the bush in Zim stock .416 Rigby or .375 H&H or .458 Winchester? I live in Southern CA. I wanted to get some factory 300 grain 375 H&H ammo to chrono a few months ago. No one within a 100 miles had it, not Bass Pro, not Sportsman's warehouse, not Turners. I went to web sites or called just about every shop.
If one can't find it in a metropolitan area of 10 million+ people I doubt it would be locally available easily unless the PH has some saved.
I take about 4 international trips a year. Probably a few hundred over the course of my lifetime. Never had luggage not make it. Once, my TuffPack was late as it was put on a later local flight in 2016 for a sheep hunt in Turkey.