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to take or not to take, that is the question!
always my own rifle
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never my own rifle
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depends on the trip
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

What does the Huntingnut member say... do you take your own rifle or rent a local rifle at hunting destination?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

Hello & welcome.

If I'm hunting in the US then I generally borrow a rifle off a friend there, as that particular rifle had its hunting loads worked up by myself so I know what it is & isn't capable of.
If I were heading for Africa, then I'd invariably look to taking my own rifles & ammunition, especially as I'm left handed & left eye dominant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I suppose I'm cheating a little bit here, but as an Aussie I only hunt in Australia, but that us an economic decision more than anything else.

Having said that, like Mike of Pomgolia, I too have developed loads to suit my rifle and I know how the package works.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

The two times I hunts overseas, both in Indonesia, there are a restriction to bring firearms into the country.
So I use the locally borrowed rifles.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I don't think I would hunt anywhere I couldn't take my own rifle. For me, at least half the fun is using my rifle with the loads I've developed.

In fact, it's questionable if I would hunt somewhere I couldn't use my own handgun at least for trophy hunting. If I were to do so, the hunting venue would have to be very economical as I don't feel like going a long distance and paying a lot of money and be force to hunt with something I didn't choose.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I'm with Grumulkin on this one, would rather use my own. Borrowed a friends shotgun to hunt quail in Mexico felt kinda nervous about using it, don't borrow cars either.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I understand that my Browning A-bolt .30-06 would do just fine on most game in Africa. My [worked up] handloads from 165 grain to 220 grain bullets will give me a wide range to choose from.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I understand that my Browning A-bolt .30-06 would do just fine on most game in Africa. My [worked up] handloads from 165 grain to 220 grain bullets will give me a wide range to choose from.

More than a few African countries stipulate a minimum .375 calibre for big game, though plains game is different & .270 Win or 30-06 will put down pretty much anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I think what you mean to say is many require at least .375 caliber for very large dangerous game animals like eleppant, rhino and cape buffalo.

I hunted with a PH who did a lot of culling on the side; things like zebra, blue wildebeest, etc. He used a 22-250 and was on his third barrel for the rifle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I had some eleppants once, couldn't wear them on the bicycle cause they were too fancy....clashed with my sprockets and clothes-pin playing-card simulated motor too. The yellow threads were way too out there for the time, didn't wanna get laughed at. Billowy eleppants in the wind just hold you back, so they were reserved for calm shirtless days with my buffalo cape and rhino hat, it was a dangerous game alright. Flirting with the boys, you had to be careful not to give them blue wildebeestses, makes em madder than heck.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I bet it is true...

Suz is still like that!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

Personally if I'd had the opportunity I'd take my own gear, next stop would be to borrow a mates (hint hint)
Buy one over where ever or hire as a last resort
My 10 c worth

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

Suzanne wrote:
I had some eleppants once, couldn't wear them on the bicycle cause they were too fancy....clashed with my sprockets and clothes-pin playing-card simulated motor too. The yellow threads were way too out there for the time, didn't wanna get laughed at. Billowy eleppants in the wind just hold you back, so they were reserved for calm shirtless days with my buffalo cape and rhino hat, it was a dangerous game alright. Flirting with the boys, you had to be careful not to give them blue wildebeestses, makes em madder than heck.



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Suz, I can picture you flying by on your bike, shirtless in your buffalo cape and rhino hat with those billowy eleppants !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

Yeah! But what a picture..."Shirtless with my buffalo cape..." Yup...I still have a very fertile mind.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: hunting overseas question. Reply with quote

I'm with Bushy, my wild and very very vivid imagination not withstanding, I think we all need some pictures of those rides with no eleppants to hold you back and shirtless to flirt with the boys.

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