Took one off the top of my bucket list.....finally

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by mountainman56, Oct 28, 2019.


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  1. mountainman56

    mountainman56 Well-Known Member

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    Have dreamed about an African safari for 50 years. Finally with the right circumstances and a VERY understanding wife I managed to make it a reality. 14 days in Zambia and 9 species later I have a smile on my face you couldn't take off with a chainsaw.

    Bushbuck.jpg Cape buffalo.jpg Impala.jpg Kudu.jpg Leopard.jpg Puku.jpg Waterbuck.jpg Wildebeest.jpg Zebra.jpg
     
  2. eklarsen

    eklarsen Well-Known Member

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    Well done sir, you look right at home in those pic's. Epic.
     
  3. pttp

    pttp Active Member

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    Excellent! Congrats on following your dreams.
     
  4. PPR

    PPR Well-Known Member

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    Hunt of a lifetime! Congrats on some great trophies!

    Paul
     
  5. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice a Cape and Leopard on the same hunt... It looks truly like a hunt of a lifetime. I have been twice and still no bushbuck. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
     
  7. manitou

    manitou Well-Known Member

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    Well... I guess we all now know who coined the phrase: "Go big or go home"! ;)
    Congrats on the lifetime hunt fulfilled and the fine trophies.
     
  8. Lowedown

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    what a wonderful trip! Nice work Sir, you really look in your element in those pictures! great animals! Congratulations on dreams fulfilled!
     
  9. mountainman56

    mountainman56 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your kind comments. It really was incredible. I would go back tomorrow if I could. I shot the buffalo, wildebeest and leopard with 299 grain Sledge Hammer bullets in my 375 H&H and they performed perfectly.
    I hadn't finished load workup for the 300 Win with the 196 Hammer Hunters so I used my 200 grain A-frame load, which may not be my choice for long range but worked admirably for this hunt with 5 out of 6 one shot, dead on the spot, kills. The longest shot I had was 200 yards on the zebra. Everything else was inside 100. The little bushbuck gave me hell with my first shot hitting a branch and my second shot being the dreaded step forward just as I fired "oh hell" shot. He wasn't going very far very fast though and a little scrambling and I finally got a shot where I could thread one through the brush.