Professional Hunters - What rifle do you carry?

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  1. peras

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    Dangerous game I like a client to carry a .375 most seem to shoot them well and it is that first shot that counts.
    Plains game a 30 calibre(I have a soft spot for a .300win mag)
    Plains game I carry a .375 H&H with 270 grain Hornady dangerous game.
    Dangerous game .458 wm 475grain solids.
    Getting a .458 express built.
     

  2. classicsafari

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    ???????

    "Professional Hunters - What rifle do you carry? " is the question asked.
     

  3. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    oops was reading the question in the quote from the book.... asking what the ph liked to see the client carrying....:eek:
     

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    ..:joint:..??
     

  5. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    Nah Doc cant even get a beer!!! as in hospital after op yesterday.... and because i wasnt in that much pain they only gave me pain killer tablets, so i didnt even get to try the morphine....:( so no excuses......
     

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    ..wassup, Bud..?
     

  7. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    hip resurfacing op. had me walking on crutches 4 hours after i got back to the room! and prob home tomorrow.....
     

  8. BRICKBURN

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    It must have been late when you were reading this Mike.

    I did ask about the rifle the PH carries.

    The original question in the book was about the client.
     

  9. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    yeah i have done my grovelling further up............:shiner:
     

  10. BRICKBURN

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    Sorry mate, I did not read that.
     

  11. Norwegianwoods

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    None of the PHs where I hunted in 2011 in RSA had guns with them when I hunted PG.
    It was Buffs and Rhinos there.
     

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    I think it all depends on the area you hunt we encounter Ele on a daily basis and you never know with them things........

    My best always
     

  13. classicsafari

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    Just to add, Jumbo Moore has now another 470NE that he will be using.
    Wayne Van Den Berg use a 458LOTT-WATTS
    Chapp Esthaussen uses a 500NE.
     

  14. Kalahari Rat

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    9.3x62 Mauser Husqvarna with pmp 286g
    Loading spartan 286r solids.
    Don't have any dangerous game on the range.
    If Bots regulations was different i would use it every where.
    That's my thoughts.
     
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    Welcome aboard KR! That rifle of yours has a lot of family history and character about it. You ought to post a picture of it for all to enjoy.
     

  17. BRICKBURN

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    I noticed he did not mention his true choice for backup!
    At longer ranges it is not great, but close up, devastating! :)

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    K-Rat rolled a running jackal we were both shooting at one morning and our Bushman tracker was trying to follow up with two softball size rocks clutched in each hand. I would have loved to seen him in action but we never located the jack.
     

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    I still wish that I had a video camera to capture the action preceding this picture being taken.
    It was an spectacle of truly incredible proportions!
     

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