Hallo folks, What a pleasure to stumble upon this forum, and what a privilege to be able to join. So much knowledge and wisdom at the touch of one's fingertips. I look forward to learning and dare I say it -contributing a bit here and there if I could add value. I grew up hunting on our family farm, where I still live. I took my first antelope when I was 8 years old with my father's BSA 30-06 and have been in love with Africa, hunting and firearms since. I have the pleasure of spending the majority of my free time in the African veldt and enjoy every second of it. I also hold dedicated hunting and sport shooter status in South Africa and have a particular fondness for the .30 caliber range of firearms. Besides firearms I have a keen interest in the Rhodesian Ridgeback hound, 5 of which hold me company on my walks on the farm. I look forward to being a part of this forum, and if I may be so bold , I thank you all in advance for having me.