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  • Rifles for Africa Hunting

     GlobalSafari updated 1 year, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • GlobalSafari

    Member
    December 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

  • Ian Fox

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I just returned from Africa. You are spot on with your advice. Every point you made is borne out of your personal experience and it’s all totally relevant. Your video should be shown as a standard instructional for every would be African Safari hunter.
    Congratulations for your excellent content.

  • TRG

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    You have a far amount of eco in that room, you need more trophies on the wall to break up the sound lol.
    If i was hunting Africa plans game, i would take either a 300WM or a 375 H & H magnum.

  • quincychavez

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I will probably never go hunt to Africa for dangerous, or plains game for that matter, but as a new hunter this video gave me great advice and tips for NA hunting as well. Excellent info, the vid I didn’t know I needed! 👍🏼

  • TheStormGlitcher Gaming

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Im looking at cz550 safari magnum in 416 rigby should I get it

  • tank2449

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    wow zebra can weight 800lbs????

  • john king

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Some really good advice here. Great video.get in plenty of practice before you go

  • T. Schneck

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Very well thought out video. Great job. Very informative.

  • tedkoch357

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    What is the amount of ammo that one can bring to Africa?

  • tedkoch357

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    man, I really appreciate your great advise, I know its common sense but I have never hunted in Africa and that's exactly what I would bring

  • MARGARET SCHAFF

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Good advice on scopes. My husband has always used a straight 4x Leupold anywhere on anything.

  • MARGARET SCHAFF

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Yes that's exactly right about recoil. Most N. American hunters don't practise enough duplicating actual hunting conditions. More worried about recovering their brass.

  • Country Boy13

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    great video. Just what I was looking for – strait answers on cal. selection.

  • Zach Guy

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I believe the .375HH is just the best cartridge for any bush animal, kudus or even any of the big five. A double rifle is better for bushier hunts especially for the larger of the Big five such as a Hippo or a Elephant. Good calibers for any of the big five would be the .475, .505 Gibbs, .600 ne, .577 Tyranosaur and even if you can afford it the .700ne.

  • Markus Diedericks

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I live in Africa and My favorites are: For plains 6.5×55 or 308 depending on what I am going after and for Dangerous game I love the 404 Jeffrey

    And for Bullets, Good monolithic s all the way. Barns or Spartans for preference…

  • marcogram

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Thank God for this honesty. There are absolutely too many purchasers of the $300 Walmart Rem 700 combo buyers out there today who can't imagine paying $1000 for a rifle exclaiming in disbelief that I've paid what I have for my equipment. These same people roll around in expensive vehicles, buy Starbucks and have too many hobbies. If you're too poor then just go hunt deer on public land with your Remington 700 synthetic stocked "aught-six" with it's Chinese combo scope. Please quit making us look bad. And leave the damn binos at home. The PH has them.

  • seung-hun seo

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    More important than calibre for foreigners going to Africa is understanding shot placement. South African and PH friends of mine always tell me how a lot of their American clients consistently fuck up by shooting rear of the shoulder despite being told repeatedly not to.

  • evan marks

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    30 06 has taken them all without a scope

  • Richard Tatman

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Great Video! My personal Battery is very much like yours. I chose a CZ 550 in 375 H&H with a quick detach scope very similar to yours I bought it basically on Capstick’s recommendation of the BRNO 605 magazine rifle and because of Magazine capacity of 5 rounds but fell in love with it for 100 other reasons. My Plains game Rifle is an 7×57 Mauser in a Ruger M77 “European” with a full length stock, its topped with a zeist 3x9x44 and it has seved me well. I have been considering getting a Montana Rifle Company Colorado Buck Rifle chambered in 338 Norma mag. Have you seen that rifle? Anyway I had a Question about something I saw in your video an 9:19 you were standing over the camera and on the wall to your right there was a painting of what looked like a drilling rig in somewhat of an abstract. What is that painting?

  • Enrique Lopez Jr

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    This is a good informational video and is was put together very well.

  • jmfa57

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    MARVELOUS video, very informative, thank you! I doubt that at my age I will be able to realize a trip to Africa, but one can dream into one's old age. I do wish to respectfully take issue with one thing you said, at least, if I understood correctly, regarding use of a Past Recoil Shield. I use both the Field Grade and Magnum Grade every time I shoot any centerfire rifle above .223. Some years ago, when I was young, my gunsmith advised me to get one, not just to avoid developing a flinch, but to protect one's soft tissues from damage. He had many clients who would "tough it out" without recoil protection and develop torn rotator cuffs, or even detached retinas when shooting dangerous game cartridges. I fully agree that the anticipation of recoil is much worse for accurate shooting than actual recoil itself, and that this can be overcome by practice. However, I also caution younger shooters that recoil protection is conducive to better health in old age than lack of it. Shooting 100 rounds of trap loads with a Past Field Grade recoil shield will result in a MUCH happier "day after" than going in without one. Thanks for a truly awesome video, and for the excellent points you've made on ego and respect for other cultures.

  • MORTIMER SCHNERD

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    99% spot on!!! Listen to this guy and you won't go wrong! PS, I prefer slightly heavier calibers such as the .338WM on the plains game rifle and the .500 A-Square for dangerous game (express irons only on the .500).

  • sumaker 211

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Hats off ! So well n clearly explained 👏👍👌.

  • AustrianJager

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I like your two rifle idea!

  • mytmouse57

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Very informative.

  • hunterfishernz

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Anything from a 7×57 to a .300 Win Mag and everything in between is fine for a Plains game rifle. Its not caliber it is the projectile choice that is important. If it shoots well use barnes tripple shocks you cant go wrong. Avoid cheap pills such as cor locks etc.

  • Robert Dawson

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    So leave your 7×57 Mauser cartridge rifle at home?

  • Chase Fannon

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Took my girlfriend caribou hunting last year, and the one she wanted was a few hundred yards out. I made her shoot my .300 WIn Mag instead of her 7mm-08 because he was movin pretty quick and putting some distance in between us fast. She hit it right in the neck, and then turned around and said, "Wow this thing hardly kick's at all". LOL Dude's who whine about a .30 cal bullet are huge babies I agree!!!

  • izkormvach

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Very informative video! 👍🐘🐃🐆🐯💞

  • Mark Cox

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I enjoyed this video right up until he threw out Weatherby. I have hunted extensively. If I had to choose just one caliber it would be the 378 Weatherby. Bone crushing power and very hard to beat at longer ranges. It shoots as flat as a 270 Winchester and has more energy at 300 meters than a 375 H&H does at the muzzle. Yes, recoil is severe without a muzzle brake, but so what, get a muzzle brake and/or a PAST pad, and take the time to learn to shoot it. I have a Leica Magnus on mine.

  • Anuel Jackson

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I have never been on an African hunt but I have read and re-read every book by Peter Hathway Capstick, and by Jack O'Connor, I would not want to go on a hunt, it seem like those countries are becoming more violent to foreigners, but just the reading of those too authors was good enough for me, I even have a video of Jack O'Connor life growing up in the Southwest hunting. it also has audio of his hunts in Africa. his wife large caliber was a 30-06, they wanted her to use the 338 but she did not like the recoil.
    I agree with you on how America is raising a bunch of pussies afraid or recoil, one reason I would not go is I am confined to a wheelchair, but besides that back to the subject of recoil, my first magnum was a 338 Winchester Magnum I was 13 years old, it was a Ruger tang safety, that maybe why I fell in love with that style of rifle (Mauser design, long claw extractor), I am sure the stock style also cut down on recoil, very informative video, but remember Capstick was one of the few that made it out alive, and he has been thrown by charging buffalo, I wonder have you read any of his books, not putting you down but good video! only scope I would consider taking would be a Vortex, because of there excellent customer service on all there products, lifetime warranty! just in case it does get damaged!, I have two one is a 4x16x50 mil-dot, this is on my 308, but if I was going use the 338 Winchester Magnum as my plains rifle, my other one is for long range 6.5x 20×50, this is on my 22-250 I do not have a low power scope, but if I were to I would check out the Leopold Models, That last part is good advise, my care-provider is from Namibia, and yes the culture s nothing like America all good advise!

  • tracker WYO

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    308 is the same as a 30 06 up to the 180 gr bullet

  • phuck youu

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    An American calling Americans pussies…. Okay

  • Eggomania86

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    An African safari is definitely on my bucket list good informative video! I have shot big bores before, if you can shoot a turkey magnum 12 gauge 3" or 3 1/2" or 12 gauge shotgun slug shooting a .375 h&h or a 416 is similar in terms of felt recoil. But to me the 375 or 416 is more of a big shove. I agree with you 100 percent on bullet selection.

  • C De

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    pad is handy…you failed t say what to do with it???????you're fukked

  • Chris Chiampo

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    .458Lott What Do You Think Of This Cartridge I Have a Double Rifle In This Cal 😳👍🏼

  • mips

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    This guy listened to his PH. The advice at 30:40 is excellent! Mate that's a PH owned a game farm in Zim catering for international clients and according to him the americans were the worst clients, they knew better and took nobodies advice. In the end their arrogance benefitted him greatly, he saw where Zim was heading and accepted a stupid amount of US$ for the game farm and got the fsck out of Zim just in time before the gov took all the farms from the white guys.

  • Johnny Andersen

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    finally a good video on Big game hunting..

  • Bat Tru

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I like the video except when he carried on a bit about carrying a rifle over the shoulder. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Otherwise enjoyed video and no I never carried a rifle over my shoulder hunting

  • michael patching

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Excellent excellent excellent advice on all categories of your presentation. Well done.

  • Jacob Vigil

    Guest
    December 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

    What about second focal plane scopes. You have to sight it in on the highest magnification and if you go any lower your mill dots and crosshair in the middle, is off correct. Or does that only work at least 100 yards and above.

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