Hello from the UK

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  1. Wayne t

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    Hiya
    Thanks for that
    It's looking that way lots of friendly advice so far :)
     

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    Thanks for that :)
     
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    Welcome Wayne t. The answer to all your questions re. hunting in Africa can be answered here. I went on my first Safari last August. We discovered this site about 16 months prior to our departure date and found it invaluable. Reading the Hunting Reports, loading data and looking at the photos will all enhance your desire hunt Africa.

    Shooting competitively makes you a better shot, why would you cut back on it prior to leafing for your Safari? You will be expected to use "shooting sticks" but there might be an opportunity to shoot off-hand as well.

    I wouldn't put too much stock in "the shots will be under 80 yards." Of the 23 animals my sons and I took, about half of them required shots over 200 yards.
     
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    Welcome to AH @Wayne t! Planning is half the fun! Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks for that
    Yeah I'm going to cover all distances most my hunting in the uk is free standing never use sticks as a rule bipod now and then if needed
    The shooting comps I'm dropping are all the running around action type shooting practical shotgun 3 gun comps so won't affect my hunting and distance shooting at all
     

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    Thanks for that :)
    That's why I'm going through this place checking stuff out seeing if there's things I need to pick up
    My girlfriend has been a few times and shot some stuff out there before
     

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    Hiya. Thanks for that
     

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    what 9.3x74r do you have? and it will depend on which part of sa you will be hunting as to shot distances. some will as you have been told be in the 80 to 100yds region or way less, and others in the 200+ yds range .
     
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    Hiya
    Nothing fancy just a Bikal over under shoots really well with the 285 grain heads I use I can get both shots under 6 inches at 100 free standing
    North east part of the Limpopo first then over in Natal should be longer shots there so will be bringing the win mag if I don't get my 338 built in time
     

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    kinda partial to the 9.3 so i would take that and your 300 win, covered for everything . what ammunition you use in the 9.3 ?
     
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    Dynamit Nobel 285 expanding I really love the round and like I say it shoots great in the gun I have
     

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    Welcome Wayne. This forum has a wealth of information from some extremely knowledgeable folks, enjoy!
     
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    Hi. Thanks for that it's really interesting so far :)
     

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    which one of them, the evolution , uni classic.....?
     

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    Think just the classic orange and black box
     

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    had a look and it seems they have changed from what i thought was a nice colour scheme to a boring greyish/black two tone.....

    [​IMG][​IMG]id classic[​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]uni classic[​IMG]
     
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    Welcome to AH Wayne! Nice to have you here.
     
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    Damm won't be getting any more of those then I only got them because I liked the box ;)
     
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