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Hi, I’m Will and I’m a 35 year old speech language pathology student with a 3 year old son. (Yes, I started late in life on both.) I had a 375 H&H when I was about 12 or 13 and I really regret selling it because it was great memories for me and my dad. We had nothing to shoot with it here in Alabama, but it was great fun anyways. I dreamed of taking it to Alaska and Africa, but it wasn’t meant to be. Now that I have a son of my own, I want to have something to pass down to him one day. This time I’m thinking 416 Rigby! If the Lord allows me to live long enough, I hope to maybe be able to go with my son on a Cape buffalo hunt for a graduation present one day. If not, maybe he’ll at least have some memories of him and dad killing whitetail does, phonebooks, and various kitchen appliances with a Rigby. Hopefully in about another month, I’ll have enough saved for a CZ550.
 

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Will 416, welcome to AH! Start planning your Africa hunt now and when your son turns 14, make it real!
 

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Welcome to our forum Will. You'll enjoy that .416 Rigby, just takes a little practice. May be awhile before that 3 yr old can get the hang of it though! Good luck with your future plans!
 

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Thanks to all. I’ve never felt so welcomed in an online forum before! I’ve been reading here a lot lately, so decided to join in with like-minded people who enjoy hunting. I hope to learn a lot, for I have several questions about bullet selection, rifle selection (although it’s currently looking like a cz550 due to me being on a tight budget while in school), etc. I like the Model 70, but not offered in a Rigby. I think the Rem mag is just as good for my purposes, but I like the nostalgia of the Rigby. Also like the 458 Lott, but never shot anything bigger than the 375 when I was young. I’m not recoil shy at all, but just very unfamiliar and hear very mixed reviews on recoil. Also, not a whole lot of elephant guns to try out in Alabama. Lol
 

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Welcome aboard Will 416. What other rifles do you currently own? Do you reload?
 

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Hi, I’m Will and I’m a 35 year old speech language pathology student with a 3 year old son. (Yes, I started late in life on both.) I had a 375 H&H when I was about 12 or 13 and I really regret selling it because it was great memories for me and my dad. We had nothing to shoot with it here in Alabama, but it was great fun anyways. I dreamed of taking it to Alaska and Africa, but it wasn’t meant to be. Now that I have a son of my own, I want to have something to pass down to him one day. This time I’m thinking 416 Rigby! If the Lord allows me to live long enough, I hope to maybe be able to go with my son on a Cape buffalo hunt for a graduation present one day. If not, maybe he’ll at least have some memories of him and dad killing whitetail does, phonebooks, and various kitchen appliances with a Rigby. Hopefully in about another month, I’ll have enough saved for a CZ550.
Welcome Will! Start saving for that graduation experience with your son
 

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Also, not a whole lot of elephant guns to try out in Alabama. Lol
I bet you can find some folks on here that would be more than happy to meet you at a range.
 

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