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This is Africa TV show / Swift Bullets
« on: April 01, 2023, 06:19:32 PM »
I'm watching a repeat of this show with the CEO
Of Swift Bullets Bill Hober Hunting Cape Buffalo.
He shoots 2 Cape Buffalo with the Swift A Frame. Forgive me if I posted the first time. But I am just so impressed with this guy at his age getting out there and making it happen.
They recovered the Bullets but I didn't catch the caliber.  But the A Frame looked and preformed perfectly.  Now I suppose they could have brought the perct mushroom with them.
But that guy inspires me.
Now there showing lions trying to steal there hanging meat right in camp. I have to get there one day.
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Re: This is Africa TV show / Swift Bullets
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2023, 09:16:02 PM »
I saw six or seven episodes a few years ago. None of them had Bill Hober hunting. He often uses an original 1929 Mauser in 416 Rigby. I met him shortly after he turned 72 and came back from Africa. He described a Cape Buffalo attack on the all terrain tracked vehicle the PHs use to move from the base camp to the hunting areas in the Zambezi River delta. It was the wildest hunting story Iíve heard.
Hober has used a 7mm Weatherby to take virtually all the North American big game, except the biggest bears. He said it is the most underrated and possibly best cartridge for game animals here.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2023, 09:36:26 PM by eford »
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Re: This is Africa TV show / Swift Bullets
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2023, 06:17:42 AM »
That would describe his Rifle Eric.
And the Caliber.  The slug they held up was larger than. 375  he then used it to take A Leppard.
That must have been very exciting to meet him and swap stories.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2023, 09:54:58 AM »
I watched the same show.  I have my TV set to record all of the TIA series.  One of my favorites.

In the beginning of the show, when he was checking the zero of his rifle, I thought he said it was a .416  Rigby.

... I am just so impressed with this guy at his age getting out there and making it happen...
I'm 77 and he and I look to be about the same age.  The mountains seem higher and steeper than they did 40 years ago so I guess that I've slowed down a bit, but I still put in every year for sheep, moose, and goat permits.  And each time I apply I wonder if I can still do a DIY, solo hunt for these animals like I did 40 years ago.

Six years ago I did do a Dagestan Tur hunt in Azerbaijan and those mountains seemed steeper than the mountains of any sheep or goat hunts that I've done.  Also, two years ago I finally shot my Alaskan Brown Bear, and I''m booked for a moose hunt this fall in Alberta. 

What's that old saying that "Where there is a will, there is a way".

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2023, 11:33:08 AM »
Pretty Impressive Buff. What do you do to stay in Sheep Shape ?
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2023, 10:07:30 AM »
Pretty Impressive Buff. What do you do to stay in Sheep Shape ?
This winter I've been shoveling A LOT of snow! ;D

I don't think that I will ever be in the Sheep Shape that I was in back in the '80s

Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer and with the medications to, among other things, reduce my testosterone level and 9 weeks of 5 radiation treatments a week, I got a little puny.  But now the cancer is gone, my testosterone level is back up in the normal range, and I'm back to my 3 day a week weight lifting routine.

This summer I'll be playing (and walking) at least 3-18 hole rounds of golf every week.  My GF is a walk-a-holic so when we're together we usually go on hour or so walks almost every day.

The hill behind my house rises about 300 feet, is too steep to dirve a 4WD up, and makes a good pre hunt, every day workout to climb.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2023, 03:31:19 PM »
That works Buff. Keep it up.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2023, 11:37:05 AM »
I have to get there one day.

Yes, you do, and don't let it scare you as being out of reach.  I've been there twice, and I'm already planning my third trip either next year or the year after. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2023, 12:35:38 PM »
I would like to hunt the big plains game of Africa someday.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2023, 01:14:25 PM »
Was going to load a picture of some bullet testing l did with A-Frame bullets, but it seems l canít load any photos
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2023, 01:46:55 PM »
I have tested A-Frames on hogs at under 50yds. They work well, expanding nicely at .308 and 7mm WSM velocities.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2023, 06:27:54 PM »
Huge fan of the swift - picked up some 250's to load for my 340.

I have 175's for my ruger 1 stw and 150 grain in my ruger 1 270bee, they are accurate and hit hard.


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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2023, 06:42:10 PM »
I have some 180 gr. Loaded for my 300 wby. There for black bear here I'm MI. I have enough points to go anytime any anywhere in the state I want. I loaded them years ago in nickel plated Rem. Brass.  Back when my 300 wby. Was the Rem. 700 Classic. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2023, 02:04:32 PM »
The last seven deer my sons and I have taken all fell to Scirocco bullets. One doe took two bullets because the first one went through both front knees. From 257 Wby and 6.5 Creedmoor to 7mm Rem and 7mm Wby Mag, everything was else was a good hit and down fast. Good skinning knives are needed when you use Swift bullets.
I have not used A-Frames but if I go to Africa I will have them in the 375 H&H.
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2023, 03:22:49 PM »
The Sciorccos did not expand for me at close ranges. Only the TSX and A-Frames work. Others fall apart. I have not tried the 220 gr. Woodleighs out of my 325WSM on hogs, yet.