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My dream!!! Hope you have an incredible trip!:appl::notworthy:rockin: My fiance says we might be able to plan for something like 2015. :(
 
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    My dream!!! Hope you have an incredible trip!:appl::notworthy:rockin: My fiance says we might be able to plan for something like 2015. :(

    She's sayin that now .....
    Good luck in Africa ! You gotta be stoked...
     
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    Nice.
    How close are you going to get? What rifle?

    As close as the PH feels is comfortable, I'll defer to his expertise. One of the things that I am telling the outfitters that I'm dealing with is that I have blown knees so if the sh** hits the fan I can't run so we will have to stand and shoot.

    I'll be bringing my left handed Model 70 in 375 H&H magnum. I'll have a 300 grain Barnes TSX in the chamber and four 300 grain solids in the magazine.
     
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    widgeon

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    Sounds like you know what you're doing. That seems to be the standard setup for buff. I like the barnes when I have time to work up myown loads. How does your .375 like them?
     
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    Congrats....wifezilla is a sweet name. I might steal that in the future if I ever find a chick dumb enough to marry me.
     
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    Sounds like you know what you're doing. That seems to be the standard setup for buff. I like the barnes when I have time to work up myown loads. How does your .375 like them?

    Barnes used to have pictures of some of my groups on their website. I used the 300 grain TSX in Namibia in 2008 and couldn't have been happier.
     
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    widgeon

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    Barnes used to have pictures of some of my groups on their website. I used the 300 grain TSX in Namibia in 2008 and couldn't have been happier.
    What size and at what distance were your groups? I have a TC encore and a .375 barrel for it. At one point I was working up a Barnes .235 grn for elk, but have yet to hunt them.
     
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    What size and at what distance were your groups? I have a TC encore and a .375 barrel for it. At one point I was working up a Barnes .235 grn for elk, but have yet to hunt them.

    Here's 100 yard three shot groups done with the 300 grain TSX
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    I took a Zebra at 302 yards in Namibia in 2008 along with a bunch of other animals.

    My light load for Elk, etc. out of state uses the 260 grain Partition and it shoots even smaller groups.
     
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    widgeon

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    Here's 100 yard three shot groups done with the 300 grain TSX
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    I took a Zebra at 302 yards in Namibia in 2008 along with a bunch of other animals.

    My light load for Elk, etc. out of state uses the 260 grain Partition and it shoots even smaller groups.
    That is insane! I recently shot a couple similar groups with my .270 and some hand rolled 150 grn nosler B.T.s . I thought that was an accomplishment, but to do it with a .375.... Out of this world! What are you doing for primers these days?
     
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    Those groups are incredible for any caliber. -1/2 moa are you fucking kidding? Come on, come clean you stabbed the paper with a pencil huh? LOL
     
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    Those groups are incredible for any caliber. -1/2 moa are you fucking kidding? Come on, come clean you stabbed the paper with a pencil huh? LOL
    Is that how you get such tight groups? Just need the right sized pencilLOL
     
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    Is that how you get such tight groups? Just need the right sized pencilLOL

    For .375 I use those fat ones that they give kindergartners.:shakin:
     
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    That is insane! I recently shot a couple similar groups with my .270 and some hand rolled 150 grn nosler B.T.s . I thought that was an accomplishment, but to do it with a .375.... Out of this world! What are you doing for primers these days?

    <-----BTW, that sign I'm holding in my avatar says "732 Yards". I shoot a lot.

    I normally keep 3000-5000 of all sizes at any time so I rode out the panic pretty well. The only primers that I have had to buy in the last year+ were small pistol because I started shooting in USPSA competitions again.

    Here's a group I shot off of my shooting sticks where I started with a full magazine, shot 4, reloaded the magazine and shot 4 more, practicing before I went to Africa in 2008.
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    Before I go to Africa next summer I'll spend at least 3 months shooting 50 rounds per week out of the 375 H&H.
     
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    Carl

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    Damn! Why bother practicing? I'd say you've got it down;)
     
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    widgeon

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    Damn! Why bother practicing? I'd say you've got it down;)
    I do see his point. I know some of my guns/loads shoot a lot better than I do. You had any pro training? I just took what my dad taught me and did my best from there.;)
     
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    I do see his point. I know some of my guns/loads shoot a lot better than I do. You had any pro training? I just took what my dad taught me and did my best from there.;)

    I shot in NRA high power matches in my youth and in the NRA championships at Camp Perry, Ohio in the 80's. Now, I shoot in 'F' class competitons (1,000 yards), rimfire rifle and USPSA pistol matches regulary and conservatively burn 5,000- 8,000 rifle rounds out of my match and varmint rifles every year. I change at least one rifle barrel out per year in my three competition guns and keep spare rifle barrel blanks on hand just for that.
     
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    widgeon

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    Well, it sounds like you definitely get some practice. That's great. I need to get out to the range more often. I have yet to shoot at a range beyond 100 yrds. I'd really like to shoot out to 400 or so.
     
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