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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

I took a day to go to the African Sporting Expo in Charlotte, NC today. I had a good time chatting with some of the folks there, especially the couple from Getaway Kalahari Safari. There were some BEAUTIFUL mounts of various critters along with some equally beautiful rifles. I'll post a few pictures when I get them downloaded off the camera.

Anyone interested in contributing to my future trip can mail me a check!

www.africansportingexpo.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Anyone interested in contributing to my future trip can mail me a check!

Its in the mail. Because prized hunts in the US can be so expensive, its not uncommon to go to Africa and do a safari hunt for the same or lower cost. I know a guy that does this often.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

That would be awesome Punkin...a really great day.

Now...about that cheque...as Slim says...it's in the mail mate. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

You are in for a lot of contributions, Mike. My check, likewise, is "in the mail".

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

darn I dont own a check book!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Elvis, I'm sure you can wire cash...

BRB, checking the mail box...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

I sent a money order....
I ordered any money he doesn't need. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

I corrected this above but the folks I was impressed by were from Getaway Kalahari Safari.

www.kalahari-safari.com/

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Here are a few shots from the expo:














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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Love that double second from the bottom.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:14 am    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Thanks for the pictures, Pkslinger! It is a whole different world over there.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

I reckon there's maybe 10 years left in which to do the African safari thing before it's finished.
Right now I'm beginning planning for three weeks over there in 2014, God willing.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Anyone know the top drilling. It looks like a .22 or slightly bigger bottom bore or is it for a cleaning rod?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

MacD, I'm pretty sure that's a drilling but I didn't look at the caliber of the rifle barrel.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: African Sporting Expo Reply with quote

Those are awesome guns, and great photos PumpSling. Bushy can have the second from the bottom and I'll take the bottom one. Might need a small gun carrier to escort me around the veldt too. He'd have to back me up while shooting too, I bet that sucker throws a punch. Looks very heavy, they didn't spare any metal putting that together.

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