New from South Alabama

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Will 416, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Will 416

    Will 416 AH Senior Member

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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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  2. BRICKBURN

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    Happy hunting with your new 416.

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    Welcome to AH!!

    Hope you can get ahold of the .416 Rigby!!
     
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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 AH Will! Great intro and nice to have you here.
     
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    Welcome to AH sir!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to AH!
     
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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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  11. Will 416

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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!
     
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    Welcome and Roll Tide!
     
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    Roll Tide!!!
     

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    Welcome to AH from LA (lower Alabama)!
     
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    Welcome aboard Will 416. What other rifles do you currently own? Do you reload?
     

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    Westfalen Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome Will! Start saving for that graduation experience with your son
     
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    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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    there are more than you might think
     
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    Glad to have ya. Welcome
     
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