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Houston Safari Club Convention 2019 - HSC Convention
George R. Brown Convention Center
Downtown Houston
January 25-27, 2019

www.houstonsafariclub.org/convention/

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2nd year at the GRB...hope I can make it this year.

I live in Houston and was out of town for last year's inaugural at GRB.
 

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Tim, I am considering making this show also. Since it is one week after Dallas, I haven't made a decision yet. If I do, I will be staying at a Holiday Inn or Express in the downtown area, about as close as possible to the GRB Center. A short ride to Gordy's Saturday would be nice also!
 

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Hi Joe, Welcome to our forum! If you are a hunter or just like to collect and shoot big bore rifles, you are in the right place.
Thanks for the Hilton suggestion, but anywhere I go that I am paying the bill, I stay in Holiday Inn (IHG) hotels. I am not sure how many points I will have by January, but I may not have to pay anything for my hotel in Houston. I picked HI maybe 15 years ago, and its already paid off several times.
 

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Went to the Houston show last year after the flu ruined my DSC trip. Nice event, smaller and more time to interact with outfitters. Got to visit with a few sponsors and meet the folks I ended up hunting with this past March.
 

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We will also be there come and stop by our booth!
 

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If you get the opportunity to meet him, @Joe Betar is a gentleman. I had a chance encounter with him a couple weeks ago and he gently encouraged me to get off my back side and join HSC.

Looking forward to seeing you and your lovely wife again, Joe.
 

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I will also have booth at Houston and looking forward to meeting some of the AH Forum members.
 

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I went to the Jan 2018 HSC expo and will likely attend the upcoming one. Quite a bit smaller than DSC, but still a good selection of North American, South American, European and of course African outfitters. A lot of equipment, rifles and taxidermy to look at too. Well worth spending a day at.
 

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Houston Safari Club convention. We will be at booth 339! Please stop by and say hello!
 

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Went to the HSC on Saturday afternoon. Ran into @tarbe , @Bullthrower338 and @BobT . HSC is much smaller than DSC, about 20-25% of the size. Still a fun way to spend a day, looking and talking with outfitters and vendors. There were a lot more protesters in Houston than what I saw in Dallas. Houston Police had about 5-6 officers nearby.

On Sunday, Gordy & Sons (https://gordyandsons.com/blog/an-evening-with-kevin-doctari-robertson/) hosted Dr. Kevin Robertson at their very impressive, high end store in Houston. Well, I guess it's not that high end if they let me in, as well as @Bullthrower338 and @BobT . Doctari gave about an hour long talk with PowerPoint slides and video on the subject of the Perfect Shot, featuring a lot of close calls with DG. The talk was followed by a book signing for "Perfect Shot II", so I bought a copy as did many people in attendance. It looks like a very good book.

A few take aways from the talk:
  • Dr. Robertson is definitely a "heavy for caliber" guy.
  • Sectional density and momentum are the important metrics.
  • The 404 Jeffery and 450/400 are impressive performers with manageable recoil.
  • He really likes NorthFolk bullets.
  • When asked about Hornady DGX, he said the original version was terrible and the new bonded version is much, much better.
  • Hates muzzle breaks
 
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The good Dr. is spot on IMHO.
 

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We had a great time again this year in Houston. Met some great people.
 

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Went to the HSC on Saturday afternoon. Ran into @tarbe , @Bullthrower338 and @BobT . HSC is much smaller than DSC, about 20-25% of the size. Still a fun way to spend a day, looking and talking with outfitters and vendors. There were a lot more protesters in Houston than what I saw in Dallas. Houston Police had about 5-6 officers nearby.

On Sunday, Gordy & Sons (https://gordyandsons.com/blog/an-evening-with-kevin-doctari-robertson/) hosted Dr. Kevin Robertson at their very impressive, high end store in Houston. Well, I guess it's not that high end if they let me in, as well as @Bullthrower338 and @BobT . Doctari gave about an hour long talk with PowerPoint slides and video on the subject of the Perfect Shot, featuring a lot of close calls with DG. The talk was followed by a book signing for "Perfect Shot II", so I bought a copy as did many people in attendance. It looks like a very good book.

A few take aways from the talk:
  • Dr. Robertson is definitely a "heavy for caliber" guy.
  • Sectional density and momentum are the important metrics.
  • The 404 Jeffery and 450/400 are impressive performers with manageable recoil.
  • He really likes NorthFolk bullets.
  • When asked about Hornady DGX, he said the original version was terrible and the new bonded version is much, much better.
  • Hates muzzle breaks
And don’t forget the FREE BEER! @ActionBob @375 Ruger Fan
 
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The good Dr. is spot on IMHO.
But John’s eyes lit up when he talked about A-Frames!
He did have a valid point that when thought about for a moment made perfect sense. He said that an A-Frame due to the more rounded expansion can tend to roll during penetration. And I can see what he was talking about when the A-Frame hits at the higher impact velocity of a close range shot, it does tend to make quite a ball shape. Weight retention is typically still excellent but I would have to say his statement has a lot of validity just from what I have seen in recovered bullets.
 
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@ActionBob ...What did you think of Gordy's? Or had you already been there previously?
 

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