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Hope you and the missus has a safe and happy trip. Watch out for those whiskies, they sneak up on you after a couple lol.

Rifles / Re: Weatherby 460 Barrel Sale
« on: Yesterday at 04:28:54 PM »
If it was possible to send it to Australia I'd snap it up.  ;D

African / Re: My Plains game.
« on: Yesterday at 04:12:16 PM »
Yep you sure are right Oscar. They are destroying that park at a phenomenal rate. But hey government wont do any culling because of the outside investors threaten to pull the pin on the money to keep the park going. They have no idea on how to sustain the ecology.

Rifles / Re: New .257 WM Mark V
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:01:49 PM »
WOW beautiful! I absolutely love it. Congrats.

African / Re: My Plains game.
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:56:24 PM »
awesome pics, and sounds like a great time, Brett. I need to quit buggering around, make some time and plan an African hunt, it's been on my bucket list for awhile now.


All I can say Rob is DO IT!! But be prepared as once won't be enough. If it's on your bucket list then get it ticked off sooner rather than later. Especially because times are a changing so who knows how much longer hunting will be easily accepted and affordable over there.

African / Re: My Plains game.
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:53:30 PM »
Congrats. Great pictures and story. Thanks. Are you sure that baboon is dead.Looks like you guys are just enjoying your time together telling stories. ;D How was Krueger Park?

Haha yeah he does look alive. We done some funny poses with the baboons too. But am hesitant to post online as it just gives anti hunters something to whinge about. We done one laying on the ground with it set up holding my rifle in a sniper pose and me laying next to it with binos as a spotter. Then one with it holding my rifle and me dead on the ground. Another one with Jas and I either side and in a meditating pose lol.

Yes we had a great time together there. It was our anniversary while we were there and the staff set up a candle light dinner by the pool for us. Complete with gift basket and champagne.

Well Kruger is not what I expected.... It is fast becoming a wasteland due to the overpopulation of elephants! We spent almost 3 days touring it and by the end of the 1st day we were over seeing elephants! They are everywhere. And the destruction they are causing is beyond belief. If the government do not restart the culling operations then Kruger is going to be a dust bowl in perhaps as little as 10 years...
We did see some really nice animals though. Included lion and hyena. Plus a leopard when we went on a night tour.
Would I go back there again... No.... One day touring was quite enough. 

Reloading / Re: 240WbyMag loads
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:56:16 PM »
Hi All,

I'm looking for some loads with ADI powder for my 240wby mag in a synthetic markV. Would anyone know what rifle twist these rifles come in?
The ADI site gives load data for a 1:9 twist.


I am running 55 grains of AR2213sc behind the 90gr Scirocco II projectile out of my Mkv Lightweight.
Seeing as you are using the ADI site I suggest just working up your loads with the ones they provide. Trying to squeeze every last FPS out of the .240 only serves to burn your barrel out and wear brass quicker. No animal is going to notice being hit by a projectile that is going 100fps slower.
You will love the mild mannered .240 wby. It is a great round for ferals here in Aus.

African / Got my Cape Buffalo story again...
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:05:11 PM »
Well I have returned from South Africa where I have been hunting and a bit of touring for the past 3 weeks.
I was hunting with Peet Bezuidenhout from www.tshipise-safaris.com for Cape buffalo and plains game. His hunting property is literally on the border of Zimbabwe.
As some of you know I really wanted to try and hunt a buff from the ground in my wheelchair by spot and stalk. Well after seeing the terrain we were hunting in, it turned out to be an impossible task. The area I was hunting is ear impossible to get around in a wheelchair. However I still had a great hunt from a specially made seat that Peet had made just for this hunt and of course for other disabled hunters in the future. It strapped down in the back of his truck and was capable of swinging 360* and also had a movable rifle holder.
It took us 10-11 days of hard hunting in near 40oC heat chasing buffalo. It is hard enough to hunt buff on foot so imagine how hard it would have been to get close enough for a shot from a noisy Toyota Landcruiser. But we eventually got lucky and found one bull that stood his ground in thick cover at no more than 25 meters. I swung the seat sideways and planted a 500gr TSX from my .460 WBY right on the point of his shoulder. He bucked at the shot, turned and bolted thru the thick bush. I hit him again as he ran directly away, the projectile hit a branch on its way, resulting in it hitting the bullís rump sideways. Yet it still penetrated and broke his hip. After waiting 10 minutes for a younger buff to clear off (he was angry and didn't want to move) the trackers found a good blood trail and followed it. After 50 meters the blood trail lead into an impenetrable patch of thick thorn bushes. So we drove off around the patch and could see the bull standing in the thicket watching his back trail. He turned & looked at us and so I hit him again in the front of his chest. He took the shot, turned and stumbled off. We drove forward 10m and I again hit him in the shoulder. He dropped at that shot. He still wasn't out so I put one more shot from the big .460 thru his back. We had him! However when my PH Peet walked into the thicket the bull still wasnít quite gone so he put one into him at near point blank from his .375 H&H. The bullís death bellow sounded shortly after and it was handshakes and back slaps all round.
Here are a few pics of it and I will have some more photos promoting Weatherby when my videographer gets some stills from the hi res video he took. I will also have a dvd made of this hunt.
Well I have been having trouble with uploading the photos for my buffalo.
I got one to upload with the story and it is titled "Got My Cape Buffalo." I then did the plains game post and all the photos uploaded for it. Then I decided to go back and see if I could upload some more photos onto the original Buff post... But for some reason they still wouldn't post and then I was unable to open the post. So I decided to start again as I am unsure if anyone can open the 1st buffalo story...
My apologies if both are able to be opened.
Also unfortunately it appears that only one photo of my Buffalo will upload. I don't know why as they are the same format and everything as all the plains game photos... Bloody computers!!  >:(
I will put up another post about the plains game we took as there is not enough room to fit everything on this one post.

African / My Plains game.
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:54:35 PM »
After spending 10-11 days trying to get a cape buffalo and finally succeeding, it was time to hunt some plains game.
Actually I took my Nyala on the 8th or 9th day as I wanted to get something in the salt and raise spirits a bit as we were all getting quite dejected and a bit cranky at the buff as they kept evading us.
We were just poking along early one morning and seen him standing behind some thick bushes. My PH said he was a nice mature male and to take him if I wanted. I was a bit hesitant as we had seen some really magnificent Nyala bulls during the past week. But I figured bugger it, he was there, he was a nice bull so I swung the big .460 towards him. I did have the .257 Roy on the rack in front of me and I wish I could have used it on him, but I didn't think I'd have enough time to swap them over. Anyway, He was hard to make out in the dark thicket. I was confident I was on his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. It came as a surprise that he bolted off seemingly uninjured! The trackers went to work and found him piled after a 80 yard dash. My shot was either off or deflected off a branch and just ripped the front of his neck open. Photos were taken and he was taken to the shed to be skinned out for a full body mount.
The Impala was taken pretty easy as it walked directly away from me at around 40m. I hit him with a rear end racking shot with a 115grn TSX from the .257 Bee. It entered his back leg and came out near the front shoulder. He fell over, rolled down the hill and sat there not dead yet. So I gave him another one.
We seen the Bushbuck as we were literally driving along the Zimbabwe/South African border and he ran off before I could get a shot. We knew he was a good looking buck so tried following him. After weaving our way thru the bush he was spotted standing in the thick bush on top of a small rise about 50m away. I swung the custom seat and found his shoulder was the only part exposed thru a small gap in the thorn bush. After the shot he jumped at the impact, bolted 10m and collapsed! He too is destined for a full body mount.
Getting a Duiker was going to be hard on this place as the bush is just so thick and the little buggers are that flighty I never even came close to getting a shot at one. But we were set up in one of the permanent blinds hoping to get my girlfriend Jas a nice Impala when out of nowhere the little fella walked out. It was a mad scramble to quietly take the rifle from the rest it was set up on to another window for the shot. I could only just see out of the window but managed to hit him behind the shoulder with the .257 and he stumbled forward and into the dry creek bed. And so yep he too is being full body mounted.
I then took a few baboons from the front deck of our tent as they moved about across the river.
For Jas's Impala we were again set up at a blind waiting for either an Impala for her or a Eland for me. It was the 2nd last day and getting late when this cull Impala came in so Peet said to take him so she at least has one and we will hopefully find a trophy one the next day. So she smacked him behind the shoulder and he ran off but dropped not far out of sight. She was over the moon withit! She even said she liked it more than a normal trophy Impala as it was different.
On the last day we went up the river to set up and see if a nice Female Nyala would come out for Jas to take. We were there barely 10 minutes and several started coming down to drink. The most visible ones were too young or had babies with them. But one mature girl with no offspring stood back in the bush with only her head and neck showing. Jas had a steady rest and took her cleanly with a neck shot. We now had a matching pair of Male & Female Nyalas destined to both be full body mounted side by side.
Overall it was one awesome trip! My rifles worked perfectly, however I feel for the smaller of the plains game I took the 100 grain TSX or even a standard SP would of worked better. But I went with the 115 grain in case I got a shot at big Kudu, Gemsbok or Zebra.
Anyway sorry for the long story but it's hard to fit over 2 weeks of hunting into a short story.
Cheers guys,

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: October 13, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »
Thanks guys. Bear with me and I will get the photos up as soon as I can. Should have time to sort them out tomorrow.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:29:43 PM »
Itís almost certainly the photos causing your problem BB. If they are photos on your phone take a screen shot of the photo (basically make an exact duplicate of the original) and WBY Nation usually likes those better.

No idea why that works but it does.

Yes you have hit the nail on the head thanks. I just posted the report without photos and it worked. It's strange though because they aren't photos from my phone but from my camera... I will knuckle down and sort the problem and then post the lot.
Cheers guys n gals.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »
Well it won't let me post it on here either...  :'(

Maybe it is too long, however I have seen longer post on here.

I have reduced the photos down to low res and way under the max that is allowed.

I have to duck of for a few days again now and so will try again later.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:08:49 PM »
So I have returned from my hunt in South Africa and we had an awesome time!
I have written a post to put up under the African section but no matter how many times I try it just will not post. I can't even post a couple of words... So I will try and put it as a continuation of this post. 

Yes I'm with you Bad, I am not a fan of brakes. I have the older Pendalton break on my .460 and it so it can't be removed.The only other rifle I have with a break is my 30-378 wby. I do use it when at the range most times. But I prefer to shoot it without the break.
In saying that I know they do have their place. I am taking the wife buffalo and scrub bull hunting maybe next year and so she is going to need a rifle that will handle these big critters. However she is so tiny that even my .257 wby is at her limit of recoil. So I am thinking of something like a 30-06 with a break on it will work just fine for her.

Looks like an awesome place to hunt Zonie. Hope you have a fantastic time.  8)

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