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bonnevier, welcome to the AH forum! At only 32, Im envious of you going to Africa so young! Excellent age to start!
The plan is to go with the .416 until I get the buffalo (which I hope I will, I am not getting ahead of myself) and then use the .375 for the remaining plains game. But we will see, plans have a way of changingWelcome Bonnevier, I like your current battery and expected acquisitions. You will be prepared for just about anything that walks. Do you reload? Out of curiosity what kind of dog do you hunt with? Have you taken any Moose yet?
Missed the question regarding handloading; I do not. But I guess I ought to start, otherwise the trip won't be the most expensive part of the hunt I reckonWelcome Bonnevier, I like your current battery and expected acquisitions. You will be prepared for just about anything that walks. Do you reload? Out of curiosity what kind of dog do you hunt with? Have you taken any Moose yet?
A box of ammo will run you over 200 USD here... I will keep my eye out for the equipment to get started! Thanks for the advice.Bonnevier, take a look at the cost of the 416 Remington Magnum ammunition and you will see why I asked if you reloaded. For sure it costs a bunch to get started but once you have the basic necessities you can start amortizing those costs over the ammo produced. You can then either start shooting more often or save a lot of money on the ammo you do expend. If you start reloading, keep your eye out for sales, and take advantage of them when you can.
You are very welcome. Let me know if you plan a trip, we have a great population of wood-grouse/capercaillie on my hunting ground. You can see them by the gravel roads early mornings. When they have withdrawn into the woods later on, and you happen to alarm them, it sounds like all hell is breaking loose as they fly off to the treetops. Scared me shitless on more than one occasionWelcome to the site-always wanted to come shoot large grouse out of trees with a small rifle. Maybe bring home a member of the Swedish women’s volleyball team...
Every bodies bucket list is different!
You will love the eastern cape—kudu heaven!