NEW TO FORUM!

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by muleman, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. muleman

    muleman New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    SCI,RMEF,DU
    Hi ya'll,
    Been watching the forum for a few days - I'm very impressed with the content and the character of the members! I'm booked for my first trip this coming May. I'll be heading to Namibia for nine amazing days of plains game hunting. Now all I have to figure out is which guns to take and which loads to shoot out of them. This is going to be so much fun! :biggrin2:
     

  2. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,360
    Video/Photo:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    3,536
    Welcome to AH muleman! I'm glad that you are enjoying the site and you could not be more right about the members, just great guys/gals all around. Sounds like you are already having fun building up to your hunt. What caliber and species are you thinking about taking?
     

  3. NUys

    NUys AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Video/Photo:
    98
    Likes Received:
    12
    Welcome muleman!

    A caliber that you are comfortable with is priority and then anything else. Any of the following calibers will be fine, 300 win, 270, 30.06, 308, 7mm.

    Good luck!
     

  4. LouisB

    LouisB AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    923
    Video/Photo:
    201
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    South Africa
    Member of:
    SCI and PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa and Zambia
    Welcome Muleman!

    I would have to agree with Neil if you take any of these calibers you’ll be in good shape.

    Happy hunting.
     

  5. browningbbr

    browningbbr AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    424
    Video/Photo:
    26
    Likes Received:
    105
    Location:
    Southern Wisconsin, USA
    Member of:
    SCI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter, NRA, Local Sportsmen's Club
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Tanzania
    Welcome to AH! Please don't hesitate to contribute if you have information to share. The mix of experiences and ideas is part of what makes this forum so valuable.

    - browningbbr
     

  6. Patrick R

    Patrick R AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    799
    Video/Photo:
    38
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Rustenburg, North West Province
    Hunted:
    Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
    Hi Muleman,

    .300WM and .270 will get you all your plains game you need...Welcome.
     

  7. muleman

    muleman New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    SCI,RMEF,DU
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm hunting with Hannes du Plessis at Bergzicht hunting Lodge. I'm looking for Kudu, Mtn. Zebra,Gemsbok, Springbok, Warthog, Impala, Blesbok, Hartebeest, Wildebeest(Blue) I guess just about everything except Eland but if I run across an exceptional one.... I am preparing for anything! My gun safe has a .308, .300WSM, .325WSM and a .338WM. I'm planning on bringing two guns - I'm just trying to decide which and what loads to feed them. At the moment I'm favoring the WSMs. The.325 with 200gr. Accubonds has proven to be excellent medicine for elk - should work just fine for plains game. The.300 is unblooded and I'd like to remedy that. I just can't decide on the load. 165s for flat shooting or load heavy(200gr.) to punch the critters hard. I'll probably decide based on accuracy - you can't kill what you can't hit. Any opinions by more knowledgeable hunters would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     

  8. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,351
    Video/Photo:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2,934
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    I think you are making a good choice. A 325 WSM in 200 Grain Accubond is a very good load and gun! And going to a 300 Win Mag for distance and accuracy, and to get the gun some action would be a awesome plan to me.

    Welcome to the Forum and website!
     

  9. Calhoun

    Calhoun AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    478
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
    Member of:
    SCI N.E. Wisconsin Chapter - WisNRA
    ...That load - 200gr bullet out of the 325 is more than enough medicine for anything you are hunting! I would take a load in the 3oo with 165 gr bullets. That way you will have better distance- you may need it for Springbuck... You can't always get as close as you would like!!
    ...Welcome to our Website!
     

  10. otsego44

    otsego44 AH Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    20
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, DSC, Wild Sheep Foundation, LIAHAS, and QDMA
    Hunted:
    United States, Canada & Africa
    Hi Muleman,
    Just wondering how your hunt went?
     

  11. CAustin

    CAustin BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    11,428
    Video/Photo:
    94
    Likes Received:
    7,548
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Welcome to AH sir!
     

  12. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    2,964
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1,314
    Location:
    Trzebiatów
    Member of:
    1977; Polish Hunting Assotiation
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe
    Welcome to AH.
    My suggest 275Rigby ( 7 x 57 ).
    Good luck in Africa.
    Witold
     

  13. JWK Safaris

    JWK Safaris SPONSOR Since 2016 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2016
    Messages:
    530
    Video/Photo:
    386
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    South Africa
    Member of:
    DSC, SCI, PHASA, SA Hunters, WRSA
    Welcome to AH!
     

  14. KMG Hunting Safaris

    KMG Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,568
    Video/Photo:
    458
    Likes Received:
    2,562
    Location:
    Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Member of:
    PHASA ; SCI ; DSC ; Eastern Cape Game Management Association ; PE Pistol and Rifle Club
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand
  15. 375 Ruger Fan

    375 Ruger Fan AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,894
    Video/Photo:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Eastern Cape), Alaska, TX, LA, MO, OH, MT, ID, WA, Canada (Yukon)
    Gee, 7-1/2 years between postings.................wondering if the trophies have been delivered yet. :whistle:
     
    otsego44 and BRICKBURN like this.

  16. Shootist43

    Shootist43 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,300
    Video/Photo:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
    375 Ruger Fan, those were my exact thoughts yesterday. I thought that somehow an old thread got "pulled up" accidentally.
     

  17. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,515
    Video/Photo:
    414
    Likes Received:
    10,213
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Muleman was last seen on AH in 2014.
     

  18. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    7,193
    Video/Photo:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4,859
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Well.......better late than never......(y)
     

  19. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,515
    Video/Photo:
    414
    Likes Received:
    10,213
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    True.
     

  20. otsego44

    otsego44 AH Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    20
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, DSC, Wild Sheep Foundation, LIAHAS, and QDMA
    Hunted:
    United States, Canada & Africa
    Just hoping he made it back alive.
     

Share This Page