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  1. calibre for African DG

    If it's of any help, a friend of mine has a brand new & unfired Sako 85 Hunter in .375 H&H and Swarovski Z61 1.7 - 10 x 42 for sale with an asking price of (I think) £2000 and the rifle can be viewed at the Holland & Holland shop in London. You can email me at numzaan@zoho.com if you need to...
  2. Wanted: Driven Boar Trip January

    Incidentally, the red deer here are also corkers. This one is no more than a good representative of the species:
  3. Wanted: Driven Boar Trip January

    I live in Portugal & have been advising a hunting company here that might have just what you're looking for......... I don't have any commercial interest so can't give you specifics but you can contact their UK agent at Home
  4. bullet selection for dangerous game

    Not usually to be recommended under normal hunting conditions unless you know what you're doing but a correctly placed CNS shot obviously drops 'em like a sack of the smelly brown stuff. FWIW, the Texas heart shot (root of the tail), although not popular with many people is extremely effective...
  5. bullet selection for dangerous game

    Bearing in mind the possibilities, I'd have thought they'd have good grounds to also apply for a permit to have a very large handgun as well........... it's a great comfort to have a such a weapon on you hip when going to look for a large, irate pussycat. Practicing charge scenarios isn't easy...
  6. bullet selection for dangerous game

    I've been out of the UK for years so don't know the firearms laws very well so can someone please explain why there is a restriction to .300? I'd have thought that the cops would have the sense to appreciate that one needs enough gun to do the job properly.... Especially as most African...
  7. bullet selection for dangerous game

    8x57 IIRC, the ballistics aren't quite as good but not too far off. I'd be inclined to rate it as slightly on the lighter end of range but better than a kick in the arse. The fact it's a double is generally a big advantage in a charge but I ignored them simply because of the cost. I...
  8. bullet selection for dangerous game

    I don't often post here but my friend PeterL asked me to drop in. I'm pretty much retired now but have 33 years of African Professional Hunting experience behind me & have killed a fair number of big cats (lions & leopards) in that time....... & I hope no one will be offended when I say a...
  9. Africa 2009

    1820, Without meaning to sound insulting at all, can I add that not only is doing what you suggest asking for trouble, but admitting to doing it on a public forum that is no doubt monitored by various people and agencies at least part of the time, is asking for even more trouble. ;)
  10. Africa 2009

    1820, You say your biggest expense is your plane ticket....... if you hunt without a licenced PH and/or Outfitter and get caught, you'll find your biggest expense will be losing all your equipment including vehicles etc used for, during and/or to access the hunt, and legal fees to get you out...
  11. BA Alert

    Kuwinda I've checked 3 reloading manuals and 3 other reference books and 50% tell me there's a difference in shoulder angle. However, be that as it may, might I suggest you re-read the last sentence of my post that you quoted and then read BETWEEN the lines! :roll: :roll: :roll: As...
  12. BA Alert

    It's not really BA. - They just interpret the rules a little more literally than other airlines. All commercial airlines worldwide are bound by te Air Navigation Order/Carriage of Dangerous Goods act. This was originally British and then adopted by all the other countries worldwide with the...
  13. BA Alert

    Kuwinda If you check your manuals, you'll find the shoulder angles are slightly different and like the 2 slightly different 500 Jefferys one will fit the other, but not the other way round. To admit they're the same identical calibre would be to play into the hands of thos who want to make...
  14. New Hunting Information Website

    Hi Ian We're still adding to the bookshelf and have a LOT of adding still to do, but yes, if you have suggestions and/or short reviews, they'd be very welcome. - If you do, can you please let us have them via the contact us page of the site. - thanks. As it says on the bookshelf page, we...
  15. New Hunting Information Website

    No, we're not going to do that for a variety of reasons. Partly because we obviously own and run our own safari company and partly because by recommending one, we then suggest the others are not to be recommended. - There's also the factor that not every company style, fits every client's...
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