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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Colorado muzzleloader deer
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:31:39 PM »
Nice work.

Score  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:17:24 PM »
Please give us the run down on how the various hunts went, and what you did that worked. I want to do an African big game hunt someday.

Sure will eford. The outfitter I am using has already gone out of his way to make my hunt better. He has built a swivel chair in the back of his truck complete with rifle holder/rest so as to make it easier to take some plains game. Plus they made a ramp for me to go up so as I can get in the back of the truck easier.
He has had wheelchair hunters before and one wanted a cape buff. They sat in a blind overlooking a watering hole and he took a nice bull. I however want to try and stalk one from my wheelchair. I want the bull to be able to attack me if it chooses to. Buffalo are called dangerous game, so why would I want to take the danger out of it. I said that to the PH and he said if that's how I want to do it then that is how we will do it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:09:49 PM »
BB, congrats brother, glad you are heading back to the Dark Continent.  Great selection of calibers, and outstanding selection of games you are planning on taking.  BTW, the Blesbuck was my hardest animal to take.  We crawled on our hands and knees to for about 600 yds, them critters where hanging out with zebras & wildebeest, we had tons of eyes looking for any sign of trouble.  I finally took a shot at a very nice ram at about 185 yds.  I hunted not too far from where you are going to be.  Nice area!

Nyala & Bush Buck are on top pf my bucket list for when I head back.  I want to finish the spiral horn slam.  ;D ;D

BB, do you know who is the Taxidermist they use?  Do not use Highveld Taxidermy, they are the ones who did my animals, and they SUCK!!!

Again good luck brother, safe travels, and looking forward to reading your hunting report.

Thanks Oscar. It sure is going to be a great trip. The wife has never been and only being new to hunting she is extremely excited to go.
I have only seen photos of the area and you are right it sure is beautiful there.
Wow is that all you have left for the spiral horn slam. Well I hope you get back there sooner rather than later and complete your quest.

I am not sure who the taxidermist is, however I will be getting my trophies sent back to Australia as dried skins and will have my local taxidermist mount them for me. I have heard to many horror stories about people having their hard fought and expensive trophies ruined by the cowboy taxidermists in Africa.

Again thanks mate and I will give you all a hunt report when I return.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
What case are you using? Btw those are great looking rifles.I like that you are not afraid to use them.

Roger it is a Starlight Case. Thanks mate. Yep I buy 'em to use and not be safe queens. I was hoping my gunsmith would of had the new exquisit stocks made for them in time to go. You see the stock on the .460 has cracked and whilst it has been repaired you can still see the cracks. So I am having matching custom stocks made for them both. I have had matching engraved floor plates done for them, with the only difference being and Impala is on the .257 and a cape buff on the .460.
But I have just bought a near new Japanese .300 wby so I am going to use it in the matching stock to go with the .460.
I will post heaps of photos of the 3 when they are done. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:52:56 PM »
No wonder you're excited; be safe and bag lots of trophies. I'd dearly love to see videos of the baboon hunt.

Well you may get to see us hunting them as I am having the whole hunt professionally filmed by a videographer. So when they have put a dvd together I will post it online.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:49:45 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes guys. Sure is going to be a fun time over there. I will be sure to have plenty of photos because my missus is a photographer lol.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 08, 2018, 06:58:45 PM »
That sounds like a fantastic hunt, Best of luck and enjoy your self. :)

Did you get the Missus a Camilla?

Thanks BMR.

Yeah mate I bought her one ages ago. Got her one in .223. They were a custom job that the Australian outfitter had Weatherby do. Originally I bought her a 7-08 but then when they brought out the .223 I got her one of those and kept the 7-08 for myself lol.
You must of missed the post I put on here about it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Off to South Africa.
« on: September 08, 2018, 06:23:32 PM »
Well by this time next week the missus and I will be on our way to South Africa. We are so excited!
I am going to be hunting a Cape Buffalo bull and cow. Plus some plains game. Going to target Impala, Blesbuck, Nyala, Duiker, Steenbuck, Bushbuck, Bushpig and baboons. Then if I see any other critters that I like I may take a few more.
The missus is hunting for a few critters like Impala, Springbok etc which the outfitter is throwing in for free plus all the baboons she wants.
My rifles are pictured below. The one on top is a .257 wby mag shooting 115 grain Barnes TSX's. And the bottom one is a .460 Wby mag spitting out 500 grain TSX's.
We will be hunting for one week then taking a 3 day break and touring Kruger National Park. Then will continue for another week of hunting.
Outfitter and PH is Peet Bezuidenhout who owns Tshipise Safaris.

Yeah come on CptnAwesome, how could you be proud of those groups. I too think you need to reevaluate your loading process. Maybe even take a loading course.  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Black bear hunt
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:17:44 PM »
Wishing you a happy and safe hunt. Hope you a great time and a successful one too.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 04, 2018, 08:38:55 PM »
Yes I too enjoy reading your posts Juan. Stick to writing the way you are. It is great to hear about your country and the style of hunting you do. I have plans to get there one day.... won't be for a while... but I will get there!

Can't wait to see them Brett.What wood will they be made from?Good luck on your hunt and update us occasionally if they have Wifi.

It Walnut but not sure what type. But is quite nice. Then my gun smith got some sort of really fancy wood for the forend and grip cap. Don't what it was called but cost me $US350 for just enough to do the 2 rifles. Then it is having Gold mother of pearl for the Diamond in the grip cap.

I will see how I go Roger. I am going to try and stay off my phone whilst over there. I want to disconnect from my phone, email, facebook, internet etc for the time I am there so as I can enjoy the remoteness.
I will start a new thread before I leave so as to not clog this one up with my activities.

I'll soon have one for my 257 made from this chunk of Bastogne Walnut. The larger one of the three.

Nice! Am really looking forward to seeing that when it is finished.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Dave
« on: September 04, 2018, 06:41:29 PM »
Sorry to hear of your mates passing. Best wishes.

On the other note of keeping off premises record of firearms. That is a great idea and I am going to do the same too.

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