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African Safari

Hunting • 28th May, 14 • 0 Comments

 

I have a question about what you would pick for two rifles to take on an African safari. The hunts will be of the more traditional style, and may involve a lot of miles on foot. There will be Cape buffalo as the main goal, and several types of plains game including kudu and zebra. Eland may or may not be in the area.

 

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Bullet Diameter

Misc. • 18th May, 14 • 0 Comments

 

From time to time, we get a question regarding the proper bullet diameter for a certain cartridge. Many shooters new to reloading aren't yet familiar with bullet diameters as they relate to all of those confusing cartridge designations. My number one suggestion is for every serious hunter and shooter to purchase a reloading book. There are several good current publications, and used manuals can often be found at reduced prices on the internet. 

 

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Trip to Africa

Hunting • 17th May, 14 • 0 Comments

 

I managed to worm my way into an trip to Africa. There are limits to what I can take, based on the selections already established by the other three hunters who have been there several times. Because of their plans, I can only take one rifle. I'm not complaining, since I'm spending very little to round out their party. Their usual fourth member had to drop out. There is a strong possibility that Cape...

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