Hello from South Dakota

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by sdhedonist, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. sdhedonist

    sdhedonist New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Member of:
    NRA, NGAUS
    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

    Mike B AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    219
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    387
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    DSC - Lifetime Member, NRA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Argentina, US (TX, NM, SD)
    Welcome! I lived in Rapid City for a couple years. Love South Dakota and the Black Hills region!
     

  3. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,925
    Video/Photo:
    251
    Likes Received:
    5,144
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Welcome to AH!
     

  4. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    2,662
    Video/Photo:
    71
    Likes Received:
    2,244
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA
    • 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!
     
    Ridgewalker, Shootist43 and mdwest like this.

  5. mdwest

    mdwest AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2016
    Messages:
    998
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Location:
    DFW
    Member of:
    DSC Life Member, NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, Argentina, Peru
    Good God in heaven... it was that long ago?????

    I suddenly feel incredibly old....

    Sigh....
     

  6. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    2,662
    Video/Photo:
    71
    Likes Received:
    2,244
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA
    Yep, April, 96! And to make you feel older, I had already been to DSC three times by then!!!
     

  7. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,690
    Video/Photo:
    414
    Likes Received:
    11,347
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Welcome to AH
     

  8. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,266
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    Location:
    Trzebiatów
    Member of:
    1977; Polish Hunting Assotiation
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe
    Welcome aboardd.
    Good luck.
     

  9. Westfalen Hunting Safaris

    Westfalen Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    Messages:
    704
    Video/Photo:
    505
    Likes Received:
    217
    Location:
    North West Namibia, Africa
    Member of:
    NAPHA, NTB
    Welcome! You will find a lot of information to make an informed decision
     

  10. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,818
    Video/Photo:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1,943
    Location:
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
    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.
     

  11. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2,923
    Video/Photo:
    81
    Likes Received:
    2,326
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hunted:
    South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
    Welcome to AH! You and your dad need a trip to Africa together!
     

  12. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    7,669
    Video/Photo:
    25
    Likes Received:
    5,306
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Welcome to AH!
     

  13. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,791
    Video/Photo:
    5,480
    Likes Received:
    3,891
    Welcome to AH sdhedonist! Have fun exploring the site and nice to have you on the posting side.
     

  14. BWH

    BWH AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,210
    Video/Photo:
    88
    Likes Received:
    2,086
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    Ducks Unlimited, Texas Trophy Hunters, Trout Unlimited, SCI, DSC & NRA
    Hunted:
    USA & RSA
    Welcome! I hope you enjoy. I was recently (April) up in SD for goose hunting. Very nice state you have.
     

  15. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    11,633
    Video/Photo:
    164
    Likes Received:
    7,991
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Welcome to AH sir! The rifle you received is perfect for big game.
     

  16. cls

    cls AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Messages:
    893
    Video/Photo:
    55
    Likes Received:
    614
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Member of:
    SCI, AHEIA
    Hunted:
    Canada(AB, BC, SASK, NWT)), USA (WY, MN, TX), South Africa (Limpopo and Eastern Cape), Zambia
    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"!
     

  17. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    6,223
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    1,681
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
    Welcome to AH, that rifle deserves a trip to Africa.
     

  18. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,454
    Video/Photo:
    443
    Likes Received:
    1,467
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Austaralia
    Welcome to 'our place' where friendships are made over shared information and experiences.
     

  19. cagkt3

    cagkt3 PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,967
    Video/Photo:
    85
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    SCI - West Texas Chapter, HSC, NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    OK, TX, South Africa
    Welcome aboard! A fantastic rifle to start with
     

  20. gesch

    gesch AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Messages:
    93
    Video/Photo:
    33
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Member of:
    Sheboygan Rifle and Pistol Club NRA
    Hunted:
    WI, WY, AL, TN, KY, Namibia (x2)
    Thank you for your service. Welcome to Africa Hunting.
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice