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Hi there,

Chad here; I live in Tampa, Florida. I make wine for a living; so that’s my gig.

Lifelong outdoorsman; I’ve hunted and fished across the US, Canada and Mexico.

I’m currently booked to hunt SA with Ken Moody in June. Primary target is Cape Buffalo and Kudu. Plains game as opportunities present themselves. Fingers crossed that it still happens with all the Covid stuff.

This will be my first trip to Africa; I’d actually booked a hunt over a decade ago but my trip was cancelled due to unrest. Then kids and life happened and I’m only now able to get in the trip of my dreams.

In the meantime, my only quasi-African animal is this Oryx I picked up in New Mexico last year.

Cheers!
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Twelcome and good luck with your trip. What gun you taking for buff
 

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Twelcome and good luck with your trip. What gun you taking for buff

I’d bought 416 WBY for the original hunt some years back. To be honest; I’d always dreamed of hunting with a double.

Fast forward some 20 years and I’m currently having an 89B built by Heym in 450/400. I hope to have it in the coming weeks!
 

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Hi there,

Chad here; I live in Tampa, Florida. I make wine for a living; so that’s my gig.

Lifelong outdoorsman; I’ve hunted and fished across the US, Canada and Mexico.

I’m currently booked to hunt SA with Ken Moody in June. Primary target is Cape Buffalo and Kudu. Plains game as opportunities present themselves. Fingers crossed that it still happens with all the Covid stuff.

This will be my first trip to Africa; I’d actually booked a hunt over a decade ago but my trip was cancelled due to unrest. Then kids and life happened and I’m only now able to get in the trip of my dreams.

In the meantime, my only quasi-African animal is this Oryx I picked up in New Mexico last year.

Cheers!
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Good luck!
 

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Welcome to AH! Nice choice on the Heym double! Currently considering the same!
Shot with Chris last year. The 88 and 89B performance is effectively the same. Really comes down to aesthetics; whichever pleases you most.

I shot VC, Merkel and Heym. As a Southpaw the used gun really wasn’t an option for me.

I handled the 470 and even the 500 well; however, I know Buff is as far as I’m gonna go. So the 450/400 seemed like the sweet spot. Handled great, recoil was very manageable and it should get the job done on Buff and larger game. I even elected to get the heavier frame just to make it effortless to shoot.

Will post pics when it arrives.
 
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Welcome to AH, Chad! You should have a great trip for Cape buffalo and kudu!
 

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I’d bought 416 WBY for the original hunt some years back. To be honest; I’d always dreamed of hunting with a double.

Fast forward some 20 years and I’m currently having an 89B built by Heym in 450/400. I hope to have it in the coming weeks!
What happened to the .416 WBY?
 

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Hello and welcome!
 

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Welcome to AH. nice Oryx, i'm envious mine is waiting for me in 2023.
 

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@wiltznucs ,

Welcome from your Florida neighbor to the South...! This is a great forum with a lot of friendly, knowledgeable folks all eager to offer advice and assistance. Enjoy!
 

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Welcome to the dark side. You have joined the best hunting site going. Good luck on your upcoming safari. Please post a report on your return.
 

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