Gooday Mates, New member kicking off from Victoria, Australia

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Rule404, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Rule404

    Rule404 New Member

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    Laid up after shoulder reco.
    Don’t think I will be load testing a new custom FN98 in 404 for a while. Built by Bob DeVries at Kudu Services, Victoria.
    Just back from Nam a few weeks ago. Enjoyable and successful trip
    Cheers
     

  2. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Giday Rule 404 and welcome to the A H forums. Tough luck to have to wait on testing the 404 but do post on it as there are some diehard 404 enthusiasts here. Superb cartridge.
     

  3. krish

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    Just got my 404 today. Bad news .stock was broken at the wrist in transit ups. Left it at the ffl. Good news it was insured for the full price.


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  4. blacks

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    Welcome aboard mate. Look forward to hearing about Namibia ;)
     

  5. cpr0312

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    G’day mate, welcome
     

  7. Ridgewalker

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    Rule404 welcome to the forum! How about posting pictures and a brief report on your Namibia adventure?
    Sorry for your shoulder issue! I severed all 4 tendons in my right rotator. Had to be reattached differently than original, but after a couple of years of hard work it has served me well. Hope yours recovers well, just do everything the therapist tells you to.
     

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  9. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Welcome to AH, heal up fast!
     

  10. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH Rule404! Please post you Namibian hunt report.
     

  11. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    I agree with you "Von Gruff".
     
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  12. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Welcome to AH Rule 404.
     

  13. BRICKBURN

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    Welcome to AH.

    You are set up to write that hunt report for us!!
    Look forward to it.

    Hope your recovery goes well.
     

  14. cls

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    Welcome to AH, you might as well write up a report while you rehab your shoulder..
     

  15. Rule404

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    Hi guys, thanks for the thoughts.
    We had a 12 day hunt in early July with Osombehe nord safaris.. The party was made up of myself,Mark,his 15yr old son Jordi, and Lance, a property manager from near the Simpson desert in Outback Aus. Drought in both places had Lance feeling right at home, although at half a million acres, his property is rather XL.
    We headed north from Omitara to near Grootfontein to hunt Eland and after we arrived and settled in to the farm bunkhouse and an outdoor lunch, we headed for three different blinds.
    Within ten minutes of settling in eland cows and young bulls began wandering in to the water.We spent the next three hours watching more eland arrive until 41 were milling about. Eventually three bulls slowly emerged from the bush in single file..the first was an impressive animal with what looked to my inexperienced eye about 36 inch horns. Marcus the PH informed me that it was about a 6 year old animal.As you can expect I was rather excited.
    I had been confidant that with the large number of animal present that a good bull would turn up at some stage..
    As the second and third bull emerged I realised that the second bull was the taker for me. He was clearly a much older animal showing larger frame and bulk.His tuft was better than the younger bull although his horns were worn down and much shorter, they showed enough thickness to satisfy my outlook.
    He was also clearly the dominant bull. Although it took 20 minutes to get a clear shot at the patriarch and the PH had suggested after about 15 minutes that the young bull was presenting a good shooting opportunity and was also a wonderful trophy, I persisted in my wish to take the old bloke.. I was using woodlleigh 180 hydro’s in a sako 300wm and was concerned with a through shot wounding another animal. It would have been an ideal situation for the 404 but I had purchased it after the permits were issued for the trip. I had also elected to leave a Schultz & Larsen in 9.3 at home as well, due to expected PG hunting at longer ranges later in the trip. South African Airways also wanted a kings ransom per firearm.
    Anyway the shot eventually presented at about 90m and was duly taken.
    Oddly the Hydro did not exit, but broke the near shoulder before doing extensive damage and weakening the off shoulder, which broke within 40m bring the bull down.. a finishing shot with a woodleigh 180 ppsn to the heart finished the job, although I doubt the bull would have lasted long..
    Happy days, twiddling my thumbs while Jordi and Lance took their bulls over the next couple of days, one of which was the bull I elected not to take.
    He went 34 1/2 and my old bloke was 26.
    Pics later if I can work this out
    Cheers
     
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  16. Global Rescue

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    Welcome to AH Rule404! Nice to have you on the posting side, looking forward to reading your posts.
     

  17. Shootist43

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    Welcome aboard Rule404. You will love your new rifle once you are able to shoot it. I never heard of the caliber till I joined AH five years ago. Now there are two in my collection. Do you reload? If so there is a "recipe" available that has proven to be accurate in a number of rifles. Oddly enough it emanated from your part of the world. I used mine on a large Eland in 2018. One shot, and the animal dropped where he stood. Unable to take a step forward or back. What do you normally hunt in Oz?
     
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  18. Shootist43

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    What a bummer!! What kind of box was it shipped in? Did the carrier acknowledge responsibility? Are you getting another one?
     

  19. krish

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    Yes the seller paying for a new stock. He was very nice and already sent me the check. Debating to send it AHR OR to Triple River. I collect Rugers. Just got my 458 lott and 375 lott both rsm's. Haven't been to Africa. One day hope to make it. I like to make friends on this site so i can learn more. Oh a 300 win mag and 30-06 rsms are on its way. Hope to hear from you.
     

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    Yes the seller paying for a new stock. He was very nice and already sent me the check. Debating to send it AHR OR to Triple River. I collect Rugers. Just got my 458 lott and 375 lott both rsm's. Haven't been to Africa. One day hope to make it. I like to make friends on this site so i can learn more. Oh a 300 win mag and 30-06 rsms are on its way. Hope to hear from you.
     

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