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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:00:48 PM »
The blk wildebeest was a good one horns dipping below the eyes and going just above the bosses. 250 yards hit him a little high, broke both shoulders and spine, had to finsh off with PH's 9mm. Gemsbok was a nice mature male perfect horns. The Zebra had a nice mane to him. Blesbok was not a bad one. Warthog tusks were just above average size but with 3ft+ grass cought him drinking one morning 260 yards and hit him in the snout facing me. 168gr ttsx used on all and worked great. Only 2 did not pass through. The warthog and Gemsbok. Gemsbok was more then 1/4ing away hit far back going forward and it dropped right there.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / South Africa
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:40:06 PM »
Made it back. Had a great time. Most shots were 250 range. The worst parts were the flights back, South African air was shut down due to bad maintance the day before we got there(not a bad thing) so we were driven down to Kimberly, no big deal but the flights back were horror! Cemair took over for South Africa air. No one knew who they used for security for guns. after a 2hour search they were found at the SAPS import office at Johannesberg airport. Got them and off to Delta no big deal. In Atlanta i go to customs to get the guns and now i get really pissed off. I had yes had a new SKB case but i now have a SKB case with a Muzzle sticking through the side (the plastic is in the muzzle) and the handle the case does not seal right now at the handle. Got a claim started as soon as i landed at the final destination.  Now i get to go to the range and test fire to make sure the guns and scopes are still good and not damaged.
 As far as pics need to resize to fit here too big. Camera was set at 24meg for pictures.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:07:02 AM »
happily divorced don't take advice from me!

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Rifles / Re: Mark V .270 Wby Deluxe For Sale
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »
The last Weatherby I bought, I told my wife, "It followed me home!"   It didn't work.  I'm getting used to the couch.
just consider the couch camping and your all good

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we give ducks to the amish by where we hunt. when the roof blew off my deer blind a metal roof was put on. he also gets apple pie moonshine, kids get candy, wife get apples she likes. works out great.

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 Dicks never had a good selection of product. I don't think they sold much in the way of guns or ammo, my opinion was they sucked. Never bought anything there but hunters orange coat and bibs on sale at end of season.
 For me a new Cabelas opened up 3miles from the house. Now it is free shipping for me if they don't have what i want.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer
« on: May 10, 2018, 02:15:45 PM »
If you lived close, i would drop off stuff to be loaded. lol way behind right now. At this time you are a loading machine!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer
« on: May 10, 2018, 01:44:53 AM »
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol use this for your stating point.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:42:23 PM »
for the TMJ, 452AA powder lmao still have close to 6 pounds of that. 5.4gr  200gr lead .45 works great!

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Rifles / Re: Vanguard lovers besides me
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:48:04 PM »
I also want to buy one that is Wyoming stamped.
Unless they change, Howa makes them for Weatherby.

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