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Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by SticksMcKinley, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

    Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    Hi Sticks, welcome to AH. This is the place to answer all your safari questions. Your 300 WM will be great in Africa, I recommend 200 grain TBBC bullets, they shoot one hole in my 300 WM and worked great for me in Africa.
     
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  3. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH! As you can see you’re already getting some very good recommendations! The most important I read was put a quality bullet in the right place and you’re one-and-done!
    Be sure to practice standing off of sticks!
    Oh and good for you taking the family!
     
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  4. SticksMcKinley

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    Great, thank you for the advice!
     

  5. SticksMcKinley

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I've joined a few forums in my time, but never felt more welcomed than by this group. Thanks again.
     
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    Welcome from Nash-Vegas! The site is a treasure trove of information, pictures and opinions. And when the hunting brain cells are in overload, just visit the humor thread and you will understand that the real nature of the folks that call AH home.
     
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    Welcome to AH!
     
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  8. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Sticks, my son Art Lambart II and I are dealing with similar "recoil" issues for his 8 year old son. I had a 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser cut down for youngsters. It sports a muzzle brake and a short LOP using a laminated stock. The lad hasn't shot it yet but we are hoping that it proves to be "tame" enough for him. With an iron sighted 22 the kid can "hold his own" on pop cans at 25 yards.
     

  9. sierraone

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    Welcome to our forum Sticks!
     
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  10. SticksMcKinley

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    Great, thank you for the advice!
     

  11. SticksMcKinley

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    I did something similar with an M77 in 7mm-08. I had the LOP cut to 12.5" and the barrel down to 16" with an AAC muzzle brake. It works well enough, but it's awful heavy - esp with a can on it. It's a cool looking package, though.
     
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  12. WFet

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    As are we! Located in Thomposons Station. Let me know if yall ever want to meet up to chat Africa
     
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    Welcome to AH!
     
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    Welcome. Be prepared. There is no cure once you go.
     
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    Welcome to the family! I am the previously mentioned wife of @WFet . I see that you mentioned you would be bringing your family with you! It's an excellent family trip idea. I went on my first African hunt with my husband's family this past year and had a blast! As you dream and plan, feel free to send me any questions your wife may have. Nothing against the men on the forum, but there are just some questions that men aren't equipped to answer. :p:D
     
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  16. Westfalen Hunting Safaris

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    Welcome SticksMcKinley. What did you have in mind? Have you considered Namibia for your first African experience?
     
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  17. SticksMcKinley

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    That's very kind, thank you! I've just begun to research and am learning that I have a lot to learn about hunting in Africa. I'm sure my wife will have questions, too. Thanks again!
     

  18. SticksMcKinley

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    Thanks for your reply! I'm looking for a plains game hunt to include kudu for certain, but am flexible on the others as I'm learning more about each huntable species. Yes, Namibia is actually at the top of my list right now.
     

  19. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Velo Dog AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Good morning SticksMcKinley,

    And welcome to the best forum in the world.
    There are many excellent Safari Companies to look at here, including of course the one I work for LOL, (Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris, Namibia).
    Our main concession is in the mountains of northern Namibia.
    It’s not game fenced and consistently produces excellent kudu hunting, as well as migrations of hartmann’s Zebra, oryx/gemsbok and such.
    There are also multiple other species there in abundance that are not migratory.

    The Khomas Hochland Highlands (where we are located) is not technically a desert.
    There is plenty of grass and there is standing water year around up there.
    We even offer Egyptian goose hunting.
    (Please refer to our web site photos and Hunt Reports in this forum).

    As for rifles, I agree with Shootist43 in bringing your .300 Winchester with 200 grain Swift A-Frames.
    We also offer rifles in that caliber (other calibers as well as shotguns for goose, Red Bill Duck, guinea fowl and grouse) for rent, if you decide you’d rather travel light.
    Either way, you and your family will be truly amazed when you see Africa.

    No matter who you choose to book with, do go to Africa.
    You will have the time of your life there.
    Feel free to PM or email me, as I’m always happy to answer your questions.

    Best Regards,
    Paul.
     
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