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Hello, I'm Tom, from Virginia (originally from Switzerland).

I've been dreaming of Africa since I first picked up a copy of Taylor's African Rifles and Cartridges, which also turned me into a handloading fiend.

I used to be product manager for Sako and Tikka (at Beretta USA), only to be rehired in the same capacity for Uberti USA (replica 19th-C American firearms). During my tenure at Beretta, I've been lucky enough to cross paths and/or hunt with some experienced writers, from whom I've learned a lot--most of all that there's nothing like a great storyteller and soon-to-be friend around a campfire.

My passion--besides of course Swiss rifles--is classics from Britain, Europe and the USA. This year, I'm planning to take one of my pet rifles to Africa, where my dream game--the Kudu--has been waiting for me since the early 1990's.

It's great to be here. I almost feel the warmth of the campfire and the smoothness of the brandy as I introduce myself to you, my new friends.

Best,

Tom
 

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We always need another Kudu lover in the crowd.
 

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Welcome aboard. You will find this site to be full of knowledgeable hunters, re-loaders, and firearms aficionados. By simply reading the posts and perhaps asking a question or two you can get answers to any and all concerns you might have regarding your upcoming Kudu hunt.

I warn you that this site is addicting.
 

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