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07-12-2012, 02:38 AM #1
Just about to leave a week in the bush with a great safari trip.
From our tent looking out
Pictures are small you can imagine the Internet connection
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Last edited by scooter; 07-12-2012 at 02:42 AM.Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
07-12-2012, 05:17 AM #2JoseGuest
So, which rifles are you taking?
07-12-2012, 06:27 AM #3
Looks nice out there!
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07-12-2012, 07:01 AM #4
Looks like a fun trip.“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man" -- Cesare Beccaria
07-12-2012, 07:18 AM #5
07-12-2012, 07:33 AM #6
My brother and I are heading to South Africa in August. I'ts my second safari and his first. We wont be staying in tents though. I'm too old and slept in hooches and shelters enough. Plains game again this year and next."Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it to tyranny."
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07-12-2012, 07:42 AM #7free flintoid!
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07-12-2012, 08:04 AM #8
Enjoy and be safe, look forward to some more pictures.Member @ HSC - Harvard Sportman's Club & HHRG - Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun & MRA - Mass Rifle Association (Woburn) GOAL Member, NRA Life Member, Gun Owners of America Member, Supporter of COMM2A.
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07-12-2012, 09:29 AM #9
Because we are hunting plains game, we are bringing stuff under .375 H&H. I'll bring my Browning .338 Winchester Magnum with 225 grain softies and my brother is bringing his Winchester model 70 in .270 with some hand loaded 165 grain rounds. I had one PH tell me that the .338 Win Mag would be enough gun for a cape buffalo if using 250 grain solids, but, I'd rather step up to a .375 H&H with 300 grain solids minimum. As a general rule, a Kudu is about like an elk in size an Eland about moose size. I would think a Blue or Black Wildebeest is about the size of big western mule deer, but, I've never shot a mule deer. I have seen a lot of them though. A Bleesbuck, Impala etc are whitetail size. You have to shoot African game far more forward than deer, moose or elk. The forage that they live on is poor, so, they have a huge intestinal tract that has pushed the heart, lungs and other organs far forward into the chest due to evolution. Most African animals are all day tough and can take a hit from a large caliber round and run off. Shot placement is everything. If you shoot one too far back, you're in for a hell of a hike, usually.
Robert Rourke once said, "A Cape Buffalo looks at you like you owe him money.". Every time I see one, I remember that and it brings a smile to my face. Thanks Robert.
If you ever thought about going to Africa, now is the time. Because the European economy is so bad, the African PH's are really courting American hunters. There are some fantastic deals out there and probably will be there for a couple of more years. Some of the package deals they are offering are just unbelievable. You can go on a 5 animal safari in Africa for a lot less than a moose in Alaska.
You don't have to bring your own guns to Africa. The outfitters will usually rent you their guns for a nominal fee. (cheaper than bringing your own). It makes for a lot less anxiety at airports on both ends. We are bringing our own guns this time because we are both lefties. The first time I went I rented the Ph's gun. A 30-06 with 180 grain softies that had an excellent trigger. I will probably rent next year too. We'll have to see how this year goes."Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it to tyranny."
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07-12-2012, 10:04 AM #10
I've found some African safari tour that is closer. Only less than 3 hrs from Boston. No hunting though. But I have safari view from our 1 bedroom villa. Here is some sample of animal available for viewing pleasure.
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