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@BeeMaa , let’s not start on the 6.5Trend-more I have not gone down that path, Im not drinking Latte, wearing a Man Bun or going Vegan anytime either. Buying a Creedmore might be the lesser evil here. It was not designed for hunting and I am infatuated with my 7mm-08 so much that I am having a .280ai built.

There will be no Fuk#*g Break on it, Give me a Brake already. I would not be welcome in Africa if I turned up with my carry on and carry with a Broked rifle.

Maybe Blaser will produce a 6.5 barrel for the converts and the hipsters.
 

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Strasser has .375 Ruger. They are neat guns and very similar.
Thanks for posting your “Sick Rig” Phillip,
I’ve watched that before and watched again,

I like the look of the Strasser and the Tulip forend but it peaks out at .375 Ruger as you say.

I think it was @Red Leg who explained the benefits and History of Sting Ray leather and how it came to be on sporting arms.

I would like to do a driven hunt. That’s where a Blaser might really come into its own with quick follow ups. .35 Whelen might be the go, various times hunting pigs a straight pull would be beneficial when you get near a mob.
 

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@BeeMaa , let’s not start on the 6.5Trend-more I have not gone down that path, Im not drinking Latte, wearing a Man Bun or going Vegan anytime either. Buying a Creedmore might be the lesser evil here. It was not designed for hunting and I am infatuated with my 7mm-08 so much that I am having a .280ai built.

There will be no Fuk#*g Break on it, Give me a Brake already. I would not be welcome in Africa if I turned up with my carry on and carry with a Broked rifle.

Maybe Blaser will produce a 6.5 barrel for the converts and the hipsters.
Cracking me up.
Knew that would get you going.
Cheers.
 

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I resisted long and hard, but in the end the R8 (or similar) is the only way to bring 3 calibers to Africa without incurring overweight and oversize airline surcharges... and getting a hernia schlepping them through the airports...

With the Krieghoff Big Five double rifle .470 and the Blaser R8 rifle with four barrels (.223 Rem, .257 Wby, .300 Wby, .375 H&H) my options are:
  • .257 Wby for mountain game and small & medium plain game OR .223 Rem for Tiny Ten (although admittedly I bought the .223 Rem mostly for inexpensive regular practice after hesitating a lot with the .22 LR kit, but I now want to practice to 200 and 300 yards since the 6" steel plate at 150 yards, standing, off the sticks, has become a lot easier after tens of thousands of .22 LR rounds...)
  • .300 Wby for large plain game OR .375 H&H for Lion/Leopard/Eland & large plain game
  • .470 NE for Buffalo/Elephant/Hippo
Grand total 41 lbs. (well below the maximum 50 lbs. allowed) and 60.25" linear cumulated dimension L+W+D (well below the maximum 62" allowed).

With the Krieghoff and the Blaser with two barrels I do not have the room to put the two scopes in the Pelican 1700, but this is really not an issue, I have plenty of room and weight allowance to put them in my other Pelican, a 1615 Air suitcase.

Pelican 1700 with Krieghogg + Blaser R8 & 2 barrels.jpg


As to taking high grade walnut to very wet or very dry places, I have paid my dues... One warped stock and one cracked stock are enough for me... Actually, if the option existed, I would have a kevlar stock on the double...
 
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Thanks for posting your “Sick Rig” Phillip,
I’ve watched that before and watched again,

I like the look of the Strasser and the Tulip forend but it peaks out at .375 Ruger as you say.

I think it was @Red Leg who explained the benefits and History of Sting Ray leather and how it came to be on sporting arms.

I would like to do a driven hunt. That’s where a Blaser might really come into its own with quick follow ups. .35 Whelen might be the go, various times hunting pigs a straight pull would be beneficial when you get near a mob.
@CBH Australia Chris so would a Remington pump in the Whelen be good on a driven hunt
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@CBH Australia Chris so would a Remington pump in the Whelen be good on a driven hunt
Bob
True, a .308 would do it, just Whelen would hit harder. If I went for Driven Boar I would want one of those Big Ugly Hairy ones, using. Blaser would add to the experience.
That Blaser GeoffB posted go at my attention. I wonder what it’s chambered as?
 

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I like the Timber, I would not be opposed to hunting Bear with the Composite stocked one,
We’re you hunting Bear? Any Bear pics?

Yes. I was helping a buddy fill his brown bear tag. He shot a boar on the last day.

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From last week

He helped me with filling my tag a couple years ago.
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My boar from 2 years ago. Killed with R8 458 Lott from 10 yards away.
 

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probably better.
bruce.
Well I have used a .308 pump action and they are quick handling and easy to adapt too,
I had considered them before, real for the type of hunting I do walking looking for pigs it might be the ideal thing, in that scenario.
 
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True, a .308 would do it, just Whelen would hit harder. If I went for Driven Boar I would want one of those Big Ugly Hairy ones, using. Blaser would add to the experience.
That Blaser GeoffB posted go at my attention. I wonder what it’s chambered as?
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I didn't know you knew my mates ex wife , she was big, gun and hairy
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@yhc the only improvement I can think of for those bear is to display them In my house.
A bear rug or. Lion rug, I’m not fussy I would hunt and home either given the chance.
 

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That Blaser GeoffB posted go at my attention. I wonder what it’s chambered as?
The barrel in the previous image is a .30-06 with a Swaro Z6i 2-12 X 50 on top.
I have a few additional barrels in .223, .243, .300 Wby and .375 Ruger (J. Sip & Sons barrel)
Just about have the hunting world covered with that range of calibers.
I can fit up to three barrels in the carry case. One barrel packs underneath.
I have to pack the third scope in my carry on if I take three calibers. The case is made by Evolution Gear over here in Australia and has wheels at one end and a handle at the other.
Overall length of the case is at 970mm (38") long and as pictured weight is at 13.8Kg (30.5lbs)

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@yhc the only improvement I can think of for those bear is to display them In my house.
A bear rug or. Lion rug, I’m not fussy I would hunt and home either given the chance.
As an Australian, you will need a guide to hunt a brown/grizzly bear in Alaska. This can get expensive but if you can afford it, I recommend it. Hunting these bears can get addicting.
 

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As an Australian, you will need a guide to hunt a brown/grizzly bear in Alaska. This can get expensive but if you can afford it, I recommend it. Hunting these bears can get addicting.
Thanks, yes cost is an issue for the 2 animals that would be most prized to me. Grizzly and Lion. I don’t think I can import Lion anyway.

It’s not impossible but I am not comfortable with spending tens of thousands on one trip/trophy. It’ not in the affordable basket at present and I would find it hard to justify the cost but I have a few years left in me so I will try work out my priorities and see what I can do down the track.

Even hunting a Buffalo in Australia would be 10k plus with an outfitter unless you know people.

I have seen a mounted Black bear, probably less than 4 feet high sitting up.
It might still make a nice rug and a colour phase might be even more appealing.

The hardest part is my wife would be happy to tag along and have a trip and see me chase my dreams if I said we can fund it.
 

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