SOUTH AFRICA: Pawprint Kalahari Lion & Lioness Hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Ridgewalker, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Ridgewalker

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    Too funny...Toby flipping a coin to decide which rifle for the day!:LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:
    I’d love to hear Toby sing and play!
    Yes sir we will be meeting before the flight in Atlanta.
    I always have a copy with me of shot placement. It’s sitting on top of my map of Africa in the first picture.(y)
    Rounds: 40 of the Barnes 235 TSX as Pieter and Johan suggested. 20 300 Hornady solids. 20 300 Federal loaded Swift A-frames (just in case a Cape buffalo gets in the way:D!
    FYI the 235s are 1.8” high at 100 yds (+-2.5” to 285 yards). 12 clicks up, 6 clicks right and the 300s are “0” at 100 yds. Cheat sheet in my vest as well as on my phone.
     
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  2. Shootist43

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    Sorry ridgewalker , I missed it. You know that old story about not seeing the forest for the trees. See what I ment about the planning?
     
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  3. Ridgewalker

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    I’ve watched Boddington’s lion dvd and Dr Robertson’s dvd The Perfect Shot over and over. Read the lion hunting section of the book The Perfect Shot numerous times. Practiced at the outdoor range at least monthly since last July when I bought the hunt.
    Now we will see if this all translates to reality and can I do my part when the pressure is on.

    Thanks to all for your encouragement and support! I’ll do my best not to disappoint!
     

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    What an adventure! Can’t wait to read this one. Best of luck.
     
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    Hope you have a great trip.
     
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    Good luck. I can’t wait to hear the story
     
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    Hope you have a great hunt, good to see someone not letting the anti's stop them from hunting.
     
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    Best of luck!

    I've used a pelican hard case, maybe a bit deeper than yours, on a couple of trips to Africa. Be patient, they do not like to put them on the conveyor belt! Look for it in a separate area away from the carousel. Had this happen on every flight to/within South Africa.

    My wife found it one time standing on end with the handle pulled out all by its lonesome 20 yards from the carousel. It could have easily rolled away with someone and we would never have seen it with the chaos in JNB.

    During check-in, they also treated it as a "special" handling piece and wouldn't put it on the belt and had a handler take it to the baggage area. The check-in people kept saying the cases are fragile, my a$$, its a pelican!

    On one of the returns to Atlanta, after searching the carousel and bulky/big items area to no avail we enlisted the help of one of the employees. The confirmed it had arrived on the computer, we finally found the case in the gun room and it didn't have any guns in it nor was it tagged as such!

    I didn't use it the last time as it was a PITA!
     
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    Ridge walker have a good time. Toby will change his mind on which rifle Saturday so don’t be surprised!
     
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    Good luck. Looking forward to pictures and the story!
     
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    Good Luck, Ridgewalker! Safe travels..................
     
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  12. Ridgewalker

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    Thanks for your help making this happen!
     
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    Man this sounds Awesome! cant wait to see the pics and hear the tale!
    safe travels, aim small miss small!
     
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    Good luck and all the best in Africa Ridgewalker.
     
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    Your carry on looks familiar, great bag. IMG_1941[1].JPG
     
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    Last day I will go to the gym before I get back. Yeah:ROFLMAO::LOL:(n)!
    Hope all this helps! It only gets harder every year. Even using less weight! I wonder what causes that?:(

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    Good luck with your hunt Ridgewalker. Looking forward to the future installments
     
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