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I'm a new member on this forum but a long-time hunter. I've hunted Texas (of course), New Mexico, Montana, 6 times to Alaska, and 4 safaris to SA, Zim twice, and Namibia. I shoot 416 Rigby bolt and H&H .577 BPE for DG. I've taken a couple of elephants, a couple of buffs, a GM hippo, and various plains game. Just acquiring a .500 NE. I've been reloading for 50 years - I usually never even buy loaded ammo. So if anyone has some once-fired nickel-plated Norma (preferably) or Federal .500 NE brass, I'd be interested in buying it.
 

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Welcome Big Tex, you have been to Africa more times than I have and I live here. What 500 gouble are you acquiring?
 

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Looking forward to heading about your hunts. ;)
 

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Thanks to everyone for the friendly welcome!
 

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Are pictures showing terminal effects of shots frowned upon? I am always interested in how the firearm actually performed. For instance, I shot a large tuskless elephant that was running with a 577 solid. The elephant heart was so large that the .585" diameter bullet actually passed through 3-4" of the heart wall without ever entering the chamber. I have a picture of Gibbo with his finger stuck through the hole. To me, that was extremely interesting! What is the policy?
 

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Welcome to AH BigTex. Sounds like you’ve had a great hunting career. We’d love to hear more about your hunts and look forward to your input.
 

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Big Tex, welcome to the AH forum! I am envious of all your adventures! How about sharing some pictures and a report?
Growing up in Fort Worth, we would go to the Fat Stock Show where Big Tex resided. Oops! Wrong Big Tex!:LOL:
 

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