Hello from South Dakota

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  1. sdhedonist

    sdhedonist New Member

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    Hello All, I came across this forum by accident and love it so far! Never been big game hunting but would love to go someday. I recently received a Ruger 77 Magnum in .416 Rigby from my father as a gift for retirement after 30 years in the Army National Guard. I hope to one day put it to use as intended.
     

  2. Mike B

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    Welcome! I lived in Rapid City for a couple years. Love South Dakota and the Black Hills region!
     

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    • Welcome to our forum sdhedonist. You will love it here. I retired from the Guard/Reserve 22 years ago and have never regretted my time there. So congratulations on your retirement. Your father could not have given you a better heavy rifle than an RSM .416 Rigby. I currently own two of them and a RSM .375 HH and a RSM .404 Jeffery. The .404 is going with me to South Africa on a buffalo hunt in 3 more days. A warning! If you continue to read and follow this forum, it will not be long before you go to Africa too!!! Lots to learn and I assure you that someone on this forum (more than likely many) have the answers to any question you can come up with! Good Luck!
     
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    Good God in heaven... it was that long ago?????

    I suddenly feel incredibly old....

    Sigh....
     

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    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Yep, April, 96! And to make you feel older, I had already been to DSC three times by then!!!
     

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    Welcome aboardd.
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    Welcome! You will find a lot of information to make an informed decision
     

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    Welcome sdhedonist, now that you have a suitable rifle you need to start thing about suitable game for it. Keep reading AH and we'll help you figure that out. Decisions, decisions.
     

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    Welcome to AH! You and your dad need a trip to Africa together!
     

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    Welcome to AH sdhedonist! Have fun exploring the site and nice to have you on the posting side.
     

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    Welcome! I hope you enjoy. I was recently (April) up in SD for goose hunting. Very nice state you have.
     

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    Welcome to AH sir! The rifle you received is perfect for big game.
     

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    Welcome to the dark side. I think your father is giving you a hint that you should be going to Africa by gifting you that RSM in .416 Rigby. It screams "CAPE BUFFALO"!
     

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    Welcome to AH, that rifle deserves a trip to Africa.
     

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    Welcome aboard! A fantastic rifle to start with
     

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