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ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-19-2008, 2:58 PM
I have a pipe dream to go to africa and hunt i have had it for about 20 years what would you guys pick as your light and heavy rifle i think i would do 30-06 and 375h&h let me hear about your safari rifles

ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-19-2008, 3:06 PM
can i see pics? i know other cal gunners have done africa or at least dream about it

Fjold
07-19-2008, 3:18 PM
I'm taking my 375 H&H and a 300 WSM to Namibia next month.
Here's the 375:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00300.jpg

GW
08-23-2008, 11:45 PM
Is that a lefty 375??
Where did you get that?

X-NewYawker
08-23-2008, 11:57 PM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/bigguns.jpg
I would take a CZ 550 or Sauer 90 in .375 with heavy and medium game loads and an A-Square in .458 Lott (also uses 458 win mag) for BIG GAME.

The A-Square 458 Lott in FULL recoil:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rooker458Lott-1.jpg

A-Square has larger area butt pad to distribute recoil across greater area -- simple physics -- cuts recoil by 40% -- here compared to Ruger 458 win mag --

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/ASquarebutts.jpg

But I'll only take it as far East as Angeles...

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Asquare458L.jpg

Cypriss32
08-24-2008, 9:51 AM
Look into getting the Ruger 375... Its a nice rifle.

freakshow10mm
08-24-2008, 9:59 AM
Stick with a .375 Holland. All you will ever need.

scr83jp
08-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Marlin 45-70 with brockman (www.brockmansrifles.com) modifications using www.garrettcartridges.com Vince Lupo from Tampa ,FL used his modified Marlin to take big game of africa.

X-NewYawker
08-24-2008, 10:22 AM
Interesting, while the great new Kimber and the CZ .375s are controlled round fed (ie., "Pre-64 Mauser style bolts") the Ruger only LOOKS like it is -- Bill Ruger asked his designers to make a rifle that LOOKED like it had the controlled feed -- but it's really not robust enough to qualify. That being said, there re still many who shoot push feed Remnigton 700s without complaint -- but if you are thinking of a ruger check out the CZ and Kimber as well. The guy in charge of designing the Kimber Cativi just shoot a national record Cape Buffalo last week in Africa, so he know what should go in a Safari gun

X-NewYawker
08-24-2008, 10:23 AM
PS -- if the airlines lose your ammo, 30'06, 375 and 458 are the calibers you can be sure to fins over there. A consideration.

freakshow10mm
08-24-2008, 10:40 AM
I'm building a CZ550 in .375.

popndrop
11-10-2008, 10:21 PM
.17hmr - well placed shot, right behind the ear...'nuff said

deldgeetar
11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
I would go with 460 Weatherby.....ouch:43:

rabagley
11-10-2008, 10:47 PM
Marlin 45-70 with brockman (www.brockmansrifles.com) modifications using www.garrettcartridges.com Vince Lupo from Tampa ,FL used his modified Marlin to take big game of africa.

+1. 45-70 provides excellent penetration without all the excitement in the shoulder area. Still kicks like a mule, just a much smaller and more controllable mule.

natasha69
11-11-2008, 12:24 AM
I was born in Africa.

Unfortunately, this is a good video of what Africans expect of foreign hunters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFd8WEGUfjk

If you go, please don't be like these guys...

GW
11-11-2008, 12:32 AM
I'm going after plains game in South Africa this summer
I'll be taking a Model 70 in .375 H&H and a 700 in .300 RUM

Take that African hunt
My dad & I talked about going for decades but never went. Unfortunately he's gone now, but 4 of us will be going in July.
Check prices out for African hunts. They're are a lot cheaper than you'd think.

X-NewYawker
11-11-2008, 7:06 AM
Keep in mind ammo availability. 375 and 458 are readily available in Africa. If the airlines lose your ammo (not uncommon) or you need more, good look finding .300 RUM.

That's one of the reasons I go 458 LOTT, it can shoot 458 win mag as well if that is all that is available.

Serious consideration when spending what even the cheapest safari will cost you -- you don't want to get there and no be able to shoot. .

Fjold
11-11-2008, 7:13 AM
The South African Rand is up to 10:1 (last summer it was 8.3:1) and a lot of outfitters in SA and Namibia are giving great discounts right now.

Go over to Accuratereloading.com and check out the "African Hunting Forum" and the "Outfitters- Offered and Discounted Hunts Forum"

You can get a an 8 animal cull hunt for $2,021 (plus airfare, etc) plus you can add in trophy animals for reduced trophy fees.

It's probably the best time to go to Africa since the 1960's


OBTW, Yes, my rifle is a left handed M70 I bought it in 2004 the last year Winchester made left handed Model 70s.

chsk9
11-11-2008, 7:49 AM
I was born in Africa.

Unfortunately, this is a good video of what Africans expect of foreign hunters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFd8WEGUfjk

If you go, please don't be like these guys...


Now I've missed a few hunting shots myself - but holy smokes!!! I think I would have confiscated that tape!

GW
11-11-2008, 8:37 AM
If the airlines lose your ammo (not uncommon) or you need more, good look finding .300 RUM.

That's true, but if they lose my ammo, it means they've lost my guns as well since they will be packed in the same case. In that case, I'll have to rent whatever the PH has. Personally, I think .458 is mighty big for plains game but I guess for kudu or eland.
That said, you are right about exotic ammo and being able to find it there
.308, 30-06, 9.3, .375 and 458 will all likely be "In stock" over there but others? Good luck
Actually, I'll be meeting my PH at a reception this January. I wonder if I can talk him into taking a few boxes of ammo back with him...:p