Just scored a mate to my Hawkeye African 6.5x55

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by Sand Rat, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    Been looking for a 275 Rigby Hawkeye African for some time. This one popped up on Gunbroker today and I couldn’t resist. I’ll post pics and report on how it shoots when it gets here.

    8EB4081B-04C4-4541-BFA0-6C9138C38750.png
     
    7x57Joe, spike.t, Ridgewalker and 2 others like this.

  2. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,405
    Video/Photo:
    868
    Likes Received:
    2,648
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Austaralia
  3. Tango

    Tango AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    Video/Photo:
    8
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Orlando
    Wonderful rifles. I have the same pair. Well done
     
    Sand Rat likes this.

  4. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    Thanks Garry
     
    AZDAVE and Von Gruff like this.

  5. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,261
    Video/Photo:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2,783
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA, Northwest and Limpopo Provinces
    Congratulations....those rifles are hard to come by!
     
    Sand Rat likes this.

  6. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,634
    Video/Photo:
    110
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    Ahh, so that's where that went eh?? (y):eek::rolleyes::D
     
    Sand Rat likes this.

  7. Bullthrower338

    Bullthrower338 AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,576
    Video/Photo:
    131
    Likes Received:
    7,130
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Member of:
    Life Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Huntin' Fool, DSC and Pope and Young Club
    Hunted:
    USA, Mexico, Canada, RSA, Australia NT
    Damned Buy it Now button!
     
    ActionBob, Sand Rat and sestoppelman like this.

  8. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,983
    Video/Photo:
    262
    Likes Received:
    6,477
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Congrats on the addition!
     
    Sand Rat likes this.

  9. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,634
    Video/Photo:
    110
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    I wasn't going to bid anyway, just watching it, nice rifle. I have a No. 1 .275 that shoots great and just as rare as the Hawkeye, maybe more so.
     
    Sand Rat and Bullthrower338 like this.

  10. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    489
    Congrats ! Lovely caliber !
    Is it regulated for the 140 or the 175 grain slug ?
     

  11. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,634
    Video/Photo:
    110
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    Regulated?o_O Its not a double rifle.;) If you mean its twist, it will handle any weight or length of bullet within reason.:D
     
    Hoss Delgado likes this.

  12. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    489
    Apologies :) When l visited John Rigby and Co. , They were telling me that their High land Stalker in .275 Rigby is " regulated " for the 140 gr bullet . So l used the word " regulated " :p . Something to do with twist and chamber throat , if l recall correctly.
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  13. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    3,575
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    5,246
    Location:
    Houston, TX and Romance, MO
    Member of:
    NRA Life, Handloaders Anonymous
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Especially when mixed with ethanol.
     
    ActionBob and Bullthrower338 like this.

  14. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    That’s exactly what happened! Took one look and BAM!
     
    ActionBob and Bullthrower338 like this.

  15. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    Stone cold sober, been wanting one of these for some time.
     
    7x57Joe and ActionBob like this.

  16. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    My favorite pill by far is the 156 gr Norma Oryx.
     

  17. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    Call me the sneaky bastard................
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  18. Bullthrower338

    Bullthrower338 AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,576
    Video/Photo:
    131
    Likes Received:
    7,130
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Member of:
    Life Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Huntin' Fool, DSC and Pope and Young Club
    Hunted:
    USA, Mexico, Canada, RSA, Australia NT
    Gun broker is a dangerous and powerful weapon! I was stuck in Hawaii once for about 6 months and returned home to about 8 new guns all bought off gunbroker!
     
    ZG47, BeeMaa, 7x57Joe and 3 others like this.

  19. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    720
    Video/Photo:
    108
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Texas and Saudi Arabia
    Hunted:
    Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Botswana, Eastern Cape
    I can’t use the overseas and bored excuse anymore. I’m back home for good as of August 22. In fact I had to have Gunbroker reset my account before I started to use VPN, they wouldn’t let me buy from Saudi because of the url address.
     
    sestoppelman and Bullthrower338 like this.

  20. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    3,575
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    5,246
    Location:
    Houston, TX and Romance, MO
    Member of:
    NRA Life, Handloaders Anonymous
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Actually, I was thinking about somebody else (psst...bullthrower!)
     
    BeeMaa and Bullthrower338 like this.

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