Using rented/camp/ph's rifles

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  1. dobber

    dobber AH Enthusiast

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    for me its a no brainer, i want to check the zero but i also want to confirm with the PH that he is comfortable that i know how to use a gun, that particular gun.
     

  2. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

    Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    hi all

    from other side of the bench
    we rent out a lot of weapons through the hunting season
    varying from .22 through to 375
    we reload most calibres ammo, factory ammo just too expensive for quality ammo, considering we go through around 500-800 rounds of ammo per year, at least

    these points apply wether he is checking hos own weapon or one of mine:

    as a ph the first thing i want to see from my client is how he handles a weapon, works the bolt, safety, puts rounds in the mag etc
    then i want to see how he shoots, not how well, but his technique, is he squeezing or pulling the trigger, is he scared of the recoil , does he hold the gun nice and snug on the bench or is he getting ready to flinch
    then i will make him take 2 or 3 shots off the sticks

    then lastly i take note of how he carries the weapon, stores it, places it in racks in lodge or in vehicle etc

    all these little things help me to give the client a better experience and help him to harvest the trophies he really wants.

    eg: a guy the flinches or snatches the trigger....i will not put him on the sticks to shoot an impala at 250m. he more than likely will miss or wound it, this isnt fun for anybody and knocks his confidence.
    many other little things i would and wouldnt do with certain clients based on their shooting technique and or capabilities


    regards
     
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  4. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

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    I shot another's reloads one time only. It ended with a trip to the ER. Per protocol with "gunshot" wounds, the police had to be called.
     

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    On my three last hunts I have used loaner rifles, and yes, I took a few shots at the range before hunting.
     

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