Hello from Missouri

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  1. K E Johnson

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    Planning a trip to Africa. This site has been a great help

    I have been a tremendous fan of the .375 H&H since my early 20's when I bought my first. I have used it on whitetails and mule deer and black bear.

    I recently purchased a used custom .416 Rigby built on a Dakota action that I am trying to get sorted for Africa. I would like to hunt Cape buff. and elephant, hence I thought the step up was a good one.

    I am also working on a Legendary Arms Works model 704 that I purchased in the white with an unfinished synthetic stock blank. The Dakota is the first rifle I've owned that fit me. It has a LOP of 15". LAW doesn't offer LOP as an option. That is why I opted to finish the 704 myself as much as possible. It is 7mm08.

    I am at an age at 53 that I am looking at a deer gun smaller than my .375.

    Today I worked on the stock and a bolt knob on the 704. The bolt knob furnished was not checkered. I prefer one that is. I have a couple pics in "other" but can't post here apparently. Oh well, I tried. Might try pics in another thread tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    KEJ
     

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    Welcome KE To AH! I am new to the 7mm-08. So far I like it pretty well. I bought it as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter who has started hunting with me. Still trying to work/improve my handloads. But she took a Merino and a Corsican rams in January with it. I believe it will make you an ideal deer round.
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    Welcome aboard.

    Sounds like you have some fun projects in the works.

    Pics and details on your Africa trip are welcome!
     

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    Giday and welcome to the forum Kev. Please post in the gunsmithing section on the 704 - 708 with progress pics
     

  11. Shootist43

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    Welcome aboard K E Johnson. What part of Missouri do you live in? Do you have an African hunt booked?
     

  12. K E Johnson

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    Thanks everyone.
    Have not booked yet. Still looking.
    Trying to convince my wife to go as well as an observer. She doesn't hunt, but I think she would enjoy the experience.
    This site has been extremely helpful

    I .make no claim to being a gunsmith. The bolt knob is the only part I have made for a firearm. Excluding black powder cannons that is.

    I am in the greater Kansas City area.
     
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    KEJ, my son Art Lambart II lives in Gladstone, Charlie Austin lives in Overland Park, & several other AH members live in the greater Kansas City area as well. Do you belong to the KC Chapter of SCI?
     

  14. K E Johnson

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    No sir I don't. Probably should look in to it though.

    Thank you.
     

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    Welcome to AH. Several of live in KC we should plan a get together some time.
     

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  17. K E Johnson

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    I have a place to or two to shoot and get together if the weather is not too hot. I live in a rural area.
     

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    Welcome to AH @K E Johnson! If we can be of any assistance with US Customs or shipping, please call, email, or send me a message!
     

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    Welcome to AH! You have an arsenal ready for Africa with those rifles.
     

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    Welcome to AH KEJ! Nice to have you on the site and we look forward to you sharing your stories!
     

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