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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby handgun
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:09:09 PM »
Gun broker has 1 for sale 22-250. $999 starting. I don't have the cash now, but takeing donations!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:35:15 AM »
Have fun! I wish i could have seen kruger while i was there but we were a 55k north east of Kimberly in Boshoff.

No vacation left. Weekends northern Michigan only.

Had a Vx2 3x9x40 held zero good But in the last 45 mins of shooting time in northern Michigan it SUCKED. Could not make out a deer at 80 yards. Changed that rifle to 3x9x40 Zeiss conquest mc.
 Buddys vx3 3x9x50 was the same, 1 year he spooked a doe that was nervous at 5:15 and had a Buck coming in at 5:20. I walked up and ask whats up? He could not see his bait at 135. Handed him my S2 257 with 4x12x50 swarovski, He looked through it apologised and left. Next spring i found him a Zeiss conquest mc 3x9x40 at gander Mountian on sale for under $325 and it is a better scope cheaper then he paid for the vx3!
 I will never own another Leopold ever!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: August 04, 2018, 02:33:22 AM »
Since i will be getting a new case i will look at pelican. Only have a cheap case that can fit the length of a 26 in Mark v with a magnabrake. As far as the SKB warranty they will cover up to $1500 that the airlines won't cover. Only at about $900 inculdeing the case.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:32:57 PM »
Final total of damage delta did.
had to have the Mossberg 1500 recrowned.
the Zeiss conquest 3x9x40 scope damaged beyond repair.
Mark v Ok swarovski ok.
Case ruined. Will be sending them the total monday morn.

I will have to check what method they use but I had it done at D & D Gunsmiths which is one of the best in all of MI. And I am sure they would plug the barrel. I was thinking it could have been baked on only because many years ago I remember them saying something along those lines. But now I have to find out. I am sure they told me at the time but I just dont remember.
Next time you need blueing ask me. I don't hold a high opinion of D+D.

Only ever seen 1 at a gun show 1 time. still had 5 rounds for it in the box.

Their is a guy that has a liberator pistol with all paperwork and wooden rod. He wants way too much but it is cool to see.

right now they don't do it. BUT it is easy to start if they have the chip id to start doing it in the future. just like all the cameras on the stop lights and freeways.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Magnum Primer Survey ?
« on: June 24, 2018, 05:29:15 PM »
I just use 215 got enough of them lol

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:21:25 AM »
The rifle that went through the case, can't believe no damage to it. It is a mossberg 1500 in 300 win mag. My Mark V deluxe now there are some small chips in the finsh. Both guns shoot good and scopes are good. pain to do the form online to get claim going now.
 The outfitter was Trophies Africa it was 25mi from Kimberley in Boshof. Yes this was high fence 30,000+ acres. We got it at a D.U. dinner for 2 on 1 hunt for $1000 total $500 each. $1000 toward animals. The accommodations were great. Food could have been better(i have a cooking degree too picky). I can live on Gemsbok that is great eating. Hunting was mainly done on a side by side. A couple of mornings sitting at a water hole for the warthog. Ended up getting the warthog coming back to a water hole we passed.He was looking at us at 260. Shot him in the snout.They had a good wet season grass was almost 3ft all you could see was the tail in the fields.
 The black wildebeest was 250 yards the week before closest they could get was 350. hit high broke bothe shoulders and spine. finshed off with the ph's 9mm. The 3 of us had a hard time getting him loaded up he was a heavy one.
 The gembok was more then facing 1/4 away hit far back going forward it dropped right there. The hair never rasied up on it. The ph was worried it didn't die.
 The zebra was fun screwed the shot was low at 275. Ended up chasing it for 3/4 of a day.
 The Blesbok was shot on the neighbors ranch.Doug and Armen were great. It was about 240 on the the shot. My buddy was using my Mossberg to hunt with, South Africa frowns on semiautos and he only has a Browning bar the he got passed from his grampa, to his dad to him. He also got a nice  Blesbok.
 next day we went after his Kudu. took quite awhile to find a nice 1 for him, after we got him on the way back stopped at the happening bar in Boshof lol. yep as we were drinking in walks Doug and Armen good time and good people. party was set up for Thursday night.
 warthog was shot thursday so at night it was party time up to 3am playing screw the neighbor. We had a apprentice PH in camp. She did a good job. She needs to learn to speak english more when working.
 It was a good time. i would go back. The taxidermy they use is Africa's best texidermy. Work looks good but will be haveing it all shipped home to get done. Will be using one in Michigan that my buddys dad told me about. He does all his mounts. Fair price good work.

Before we were dropped off we went and seen the big hole in kimberly. It is a big hole lol but it was where diamonds were first found in south africa and where Debeers diamond comapny was formed. Not bad to see. Did learn how they mined back then.
 The property we hunted they are fighting the diamond mine right now. 25 years ago the test drilling proved positive for diamonds. That would destroy the property for them.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:06:22 AM »
Gun haters know what's in those cases and go out of their way to treat them ruffer than all other items.
True, but it takes effort to do this!! new skb double case.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 04, 2018, 05:35:19 AM »
gemsbok was close to 130 yards, zebra was 275+, bleasbok 240 and warthog 260 facing me, shot that one in the snout.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 04, 2018, 05:25:47 AM »
blk wildebeest 250 yards broke both sholder and spine. had to finsh off with ph's 9mm

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:25:47 PM »
I am off to South Africa in September. So can't wait. Will be chasing Cape Buffalo, Blesbuck, Nyala, Duiker, Steenbuck, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Impala and Baboons.
That will be a fun hunt good luck!!Better luck with your case then i had.

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