Hello everyone! I am a brand spanking new member here to Africa Hunting, but I am around the net mostly with conventional shooting and hunting. Africa does seem like a dreamy place, and when one reads the literature of Hemingway, Corbett and Patterson, how can you fault anyone who feels otherwise? Anyways, in my spare time, I do enjoy shooting, I've taken an inherent love to the Ruger No 1 platform, and have mentally spent the money on half a dozen, yet my safe remains bare. I also enjoy writing, and after an evening out, something just clicked right, and I've had a story idea, but I'm pretty particular on being accurate in my writing, so in my research, I was happy to find a forum that is open to asking and answering questions. I am happy to be a member here, and I look forward to the discussions to take place, and who knows, perhaps even a journey to Africa!