different rules/regulations apply for land owners as opposed to visiting hunters....
Can you post those regulations, i.e. where does it state that a visiting hunter can or can not bring a firearm of a certain cartridge or caliber? This would apply to most of RSA since they are legally game farms where the farm owner owns the animals.
These are the norms and standards as gaz
zetted. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERISTY ACT, 2004 (ACT NO. 10 OF 2004) DRAFT NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR THE REGULATION OF THE HUNTING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
I like my 6.5CR and have shot steel at FTW Ranch at 1000 yards consistantly. I took it to Africa on my last hunt and killed several head, my longest shot was 286 yards using Hornady 143g ELD-X. My concern for long shots is the knockdown power factor at long range. Steel and flesh are two very different mediums and I don't like the idea of not having enough power for a clean kill so I limit my shots to around 300 yards. After all, half the fun is stalking as close as possible.
I found for some of the Euro rounds, which were military rounds to start, we have custom rounds available. Also, I'm starting to see hotter loads in special ammo offerings from some of the major makers, but expect to spend a good buck for them.I have made several trips to Namibia in the last 7 years, missed out in 2015 and went twice in 2019. I've always gone with a group of disparate friends, with an equally disparate selection of rifles . The 6.5x55 has made a couple of trips and I’ve seen it shoot several oryx, a zebra and an impala. Ammunition used was 140gr SST’s. That wouldn’t have been my choice but it was his and as he said himself “it’s where you put the bullet that counts”.
True words indeed. 6.5x55 is pretty popular in Ireland. American loaded ammunition isn’t. Sako, Norma, S&B all offer pokier ammo.
You won’t go wrong using either Sako or Norma. The Norma 156gr bullet has a certain authority on impact. Likewise Sako’s Hammerhead.I found for some of the Euro rounds, which were military rounds to start, we have custom rounds available. Also, I'm starting to see hotter loads in special ammo offerings from some of the major makers, but expect to spend a good buck for them.
I'm guessing if you like mild rifles, then you occassionally have shots with no ear protection. If you put that muzzle brake on and forget ear protection just once, you will have permanent damage, I hate muzzle brakes, so do the other shooter here, when one rolls up at practice.I am not a huge fan of magnums, and will only use them if I need them. Out in Colorado, for instance. Bought a Browning A-bolt hunter in 7mm Rem Mag as my first rifle, because I was in Colorado looking to hunt mule deer and elk. Gun store recommended either a .30-06 or the 7RM, saying the latter was a flatter shooter. It was, and it worked well. Since then I bought a 300 Winchester magnum. Never have fired it. Only bought it because the price was right. Got it in the late '90s. It was a limited edition (1 of 500) Model 70 Win from Reinhart-Fajen stock maker. Its fitted to a fancy tiger stripe maple stock. I got it for long-range elk hunting, but in Africa would only bring it if I was hunting in the Kalahari or other area calling for long range shots.
I favor easier recoil, and am apparently your average shooter, as the .30-06 is about as much as I care for in terms of recoil. My .35 Whelen is heavier, but acceptable as long as I don't load with heavy rounds. I actually might consider putting a muzzle break on that one.
I have a 6mm Remington, .257 Roberts, and 6.5mm Swede, and all are a joy to shoot. Again, the only problem with my Swede is it's really a show piece, too fancy for the field. I was looking to get another 6.5mm which I wouldn't be afraid to get scratches on, and thought either another Swede or perhaps something along those lines, without going to the magnums. Again, the 264 Winchester is too similar to my 7mm Rem Mag to bother with. I would just default to the 7RM if it came to that. As discussed earlier, I was looking more at the 6.5 x 284 because it appears to provide more than the Swede but not go overboard like the magnums.
For this first hunt I'm not going to need a magnum, because it will be pretty much bushveld hunting; either in Limpopo or Mpumalanga or the northern part of Kwazulu-Natal. The outfitters I've been talking to all say that their areas will be such that most likely the longest shot I may face is 250 yards, with many being much closer. At that range, a good classic, rather than a magnum, is called for. Ergo, the .35 Whelen for the heavy stuff. Looking for this to be a lighter rifle.
And I bet you never killed an animal with a Berger. If I couldn't drop an eland with a 26 Nosler shooting a Berger, I'd give up ALL hunting. It's the Indian, not the arrow. Truth be known, 90% are overgunned. We're not shooting Tyrannosaurus Rex here.Very reckless statement to make especially regarding eland.
Correct I do not regard Berger bullets as premium grade hunting bullets, especially not in a small caliber such as 6.5mm Nosler which shoots 120gr bullets @ close to 3400 fps and 140gr bullets @ 3300 fps or in any of the DG calibers for that matter.And I bet you never killed an animal with a Berger. If I couldn't drop an eland with a 26 Nosler shooting a Berger, I'd give up ALL hunting. It's the Indian, not the arrow. Truth be known, 90% are overgunned. We're not shooting Tyrannosaurus Rex here.