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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: StrayDog] #13862134 05/31/19
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Originally Posted by StrayDog
Originally Posted by Cascade
Looking at plains game

My Rem 700 30-06

Thanks, Guy


After you return and show pics of fantastic trophies, you'll probably hear more critics mention you didn't use a CRF extractor.
I hope you enjoy your hunt!



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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: jorgeI] #13863525 05/31/19
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I have recently found a first year production (1948?) Rem 721 30-06 in wonderful condition for a very fair price. A lucky stop at my lgs for a quick look.


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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #13968877 07/12/19
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Take your .30-06 with a quality bullet and you will be good.

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: duckster] #13970769 07/13/19
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Originally Posted by duckster
Take your .30-06 with a quality bullet and you will be good.


Entirely too logical and simple. smile

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #13970780 07/13/19
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I'd use a 30-06, no qualms about that...


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14022601 08/03/19
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Kinda late on this but..
When I went over in 2012, my only rifle was a 30-06 shooting 168 grain tipped triple shocks. Worked wonderfully on everything up to and including a 1400 pound eland.
Les


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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14048906 08/13/19
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When I went to Namibia ('98) Gemsbuk were $275 each and Springbuk were $175! We had it all worked out to sell the meat back in Joberg and applied to my hunt costs. I shot 4 of each critter! Those Gemsbuk were huge and beautiful! We were near Aroab. There are many entries in RW from that area.

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Jim_Knight] #14049066 08/13/19
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Originally Posted by Jim_Knight
When I went to Namibia ('98) Gemsbuk were $275 each and Springbuk were $175! We had it all worked out to sell the meat back in Joberg and applied to my hunt costs. I shot 4 of each critter! Those Gemsbuk were huge and beautiful! We were near Aroab. There are many entries in RW from that area.


1998 - dang - glad you got to go then, wish I could have. Hoping to go soon.

Guy

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14050108 08/14/19
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Hunting bud should be arriving South Africa today. Has 7RM shooting 160 NAB’s at 3K over 67.5 gr RL-26. Shoots sub MOA (3”) at 400 yds. with my reloads, half inch at 100. Should whack about any PG with well placed shots and he does know how to shoot.

DF

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14050170 08/14/19
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Hunting bud should be arriving South Africa today. Has 7RM shooting 160 NAB’s at 3K over 67.5 gr RL-26. Shoots sub MOA (3”) at 400 yds. with my reloads, half inch at 100. Should whack about any PG with well placed shots and he does know how to shoot.

DF



Give us some updates on his safari if you don't mind DF. Interested to see how they work for him.


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Bravo

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: JGRaider] #14050193 08/14/19
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Will do, JG

I sent him your “I suck” thread some time back.

DF

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14051952 08/15/19
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JG,

Got text from bud in Africa, "5 animals all about 200-250 yards, these rounds you invented are dynamite." They evidently not wasting time. 5 rounds, 5 animals. Evidently that load is knocking them down in an impressive fashion. Another text, "This rifle is superb, many compliments".

Not so sure I "invented" this load, actually did a lot of research on line, mostly here on the Fire. The best load was 67.5 gr. RL-26 at 3,000 fps, sub MOA in his rifle, an older, almost unused 7RM SS fluted Sendero with Timney and 4-14x50 Long Range VX-III Leupold, CDS set up for this load. I had gotten it put together for him, sent the scope back for CDS. I was relieved when the CDS was cranked to 400 and the 3" pattern was dead center. I was in a hurry, relied on Leupold's computer ballistics which were dead on.

He loves Senderos, has an older, much used .270 that he's killed literal truck loads of stuff with over the years. I asked him why he packed such a heavy rifle. His comment, "I know what it'll do when I get it there"... I didn't have the heart to tell him how sorry Leupold scopes were... He's not a Fire contributor, so he's somewhat uninformed about such stuff... wink

43 7/8" Good photo of the rifle and scope. Big grin sorta tells the story.
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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14052034 08/15/19
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That's just fantastic DF, thanks for the update and sharing info with us. Not surprised by the bullet performance but more verification is always nice. I'll remember that RL26 load for sure.


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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14052675 08/15/19
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He's taking a lot of photos, doing videos.

Will have more stuff when he gets back.

DF

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14052936 08/15/19
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Great pics...
tell him congrats and nice shooting.


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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14053080 08/15/19
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The bullet does the killing, not the cartridge. 270, 7X57, 308, 280, 7mm mag, 06 - makes no difference. Use the correct bullet and they will all work just fine on Plains Game. Use the rifle you are most comfortable and most accurate with and you will do fine.

Don smile


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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: DonKnows] #14053367 08/15/19
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Don,

You saying it’s the boolet, not the headstamp...

Ha!

DF

Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Cascade] #14054267 08/16/19
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Another text from Africa. 300 yds, two rounds in the chest, still walking. A third to the neck put his nose in the dirt. Tough critter.

A fellow hunter borrowed the Sendero to whack an impala at 300, one shot. That rifle seems to be getting a lot of respect over there.

DF

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Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14056339 08/17/19
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Good stuff right there DF, Congrats! too your Bud, you NEED to crack that checkbook and join him, it will be experiences you'll remember everyday for the rest of your life. smile


MOLON-LABE you commie vaginas!
Re: Plains Game rifle choice [Re: gunner500] #14056532 08/17/19
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Gunner, he just killed a 44” sable, third largest ever killed on that concession. I’ll post photo Monday at the office. Home computer being upgraded to fixed wireless from DSL, few bugs to be worked out.

I’m enjoying watching him, have no desire to go myself.

DF

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