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Greetings from the western edge of Montana. I am a Air Force veteran (32+ years), avid hunter, fly fisherman, equestrian, traditional archer, hand loader and bullet caster. I am a fan of classic rifle calibers, blued steel and walnut, big bore rifles and handguns.

I recently stepped outside my “box” by jumping on a very good deal on a very lightly used Ruger African in 416. There were 5 fired rounds of a box of 20 Hornady soft points, Redding dies, and 100 new brass. I’m looking forward to working up loads and hunting with my new acquisition. I’ve been lurking here for a while and hope to become a contributing member of this new (to me) community.
 

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Good to have you here. I have a small store in Miles City that my daughter and her husband run. You close to there?
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Live about 30 miles south of Missoula. Like to hunt mule deer out your way... And southeast of you (Baker).

John
 

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Welcome from a former Idaho spud and hopefully again sometime! Flyfishing was more than a hobby for me, a passion to say the least.
 

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Welcome! I’m about to do some antelope hunting over by Livingston.

what do you plan to chase with the .416?
 

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John, welcome to the AH forum and thank you for your service!
 

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Mtflyfisher, welcome aboard. Based on your intro. you are going to fit right in with this group, much like a pair of comfortable old slippers. What species have you hunted in the past? What other firearms do you own? Do you have any thoughts or plans for an African hunt?
 

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Another converted lurker.
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Welcome @Mtflyfisher , from your part-time neighbor in MT... We have a little vacation cabin in the Darby area on the West Fork of the Bitterroot. Actually just got back from my annual early October brown trout mission which got cut a bit short due to the back to back snow storms we had...

Great to have you here! Enjoy!
 

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Hi John, welcome to AH !
 

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Welcome, I grew up in 9 mile Valley west of Mizoo. In Houston now until I can retire to the Madison Valley, God Willing
 

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Welcome to AH mtflyfisher. I hunted your area years ago.
You’ll enjoy the .416 Ruger. Now no excuse for not heading to Africa.
 

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Welcome to AH, is your new rifle a 416 Rigby or a 416 Ruger?
 

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