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Henry Returns to Africa

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Les
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Re: Henry Returns to Africa

Post by Les » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:01 pm

If you ever used a 45-70 on a Cape Buffalo, you would just end up with one very angry buffalo. They are by far the most dangerous of all of Africa's wild game.

Enjoy your trip - Zimbabwe is a beautiful country.
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Re: Henry Returns to Africa

Post by tarbe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:21 pm

So, my Cape Buffalo hunting buddy has seriously fallen in love with my double rifle.

I have offered to let him hunt with it...and I will tote my Ruger No 1 in 450/400.

If he shoots a Buffalo before me, I can carry-on with the Searcy, if I want.

Which opens up a spot in my gun case. The Henry might be back in. Either it, or a Ruger No 1 in 30-40 Krag...another old-timer that deserves a crack at old Africa.

Right now, I am thinking the Henry 45-70. But with nearly 12 months to go, and the way I change my mind, who knows? :roll:
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Henry H010CC
Pre-64 M94 32 Spl
336 30-30
Pre-64 M70 257 Roberts
No 1 300 H&H
No 1 30-40 Krag
M700 416 Taylor
AHR 450 Dakota
Several Nasty Black Rifles :o

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Re: Henry Returns to Africa

Post by tarbe » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:12 pm

Well, my last post above was rather prophetic!

I ended up buying an American Hunting Rifles 450 Dakota and that ended up being the only rifle I took to Zimbabwe.

Here is what I managed to take, on day 6 of the hunt:
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USMC 1976 - 1980 0351

Henry H010
Henry H010CC
Pre-64 M94 32 Spl
336 30-30
Pre-64 M70 257 Roberts
No 1 300 H&H
No 1 30-40 Krag
M700 416 Taylor
AHR 450 Dakota
Several Nasty Black Rifles :o

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Re: Henry Returns to Africa

Post by tarbe » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:15 pm

Here is the whole team...My PH John Sharp and the trackers Isaac and Lovemore (the two guys who probably deserve the most credit...and their tip reflected that!).
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USMC 1976 - 1980 0351

Henry H010
Henry H010CC
Pre-64 M94 32 Spl
336 30-30
Pre-64 M70 257 Roberts
No 1 300 H&H
No 1 30-40 Krag
M700 416 Taylor
AHR 450 Dakota
Several Nasty Black Rifles :o

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Re: Henry Returns to Africa

Post by JEBar » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:46 am

congrats on your hunt .... were you able to get any size / weight estimates .... what distance did you shoot .... where did you hit the Buffalo .... I'd really like to hear your comments on your Dakota rifle along with the ammo used ... when it was cleaned, what did you learn about the bullet's penetration .... sure appreciate you taking us along ...
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