Africa Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by CoucalSafari, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. CoucalSafari

    CoucalSafari New Member

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    Hey Guys I recently bought a Marlin lever action 45 70. I am a Outfitter and mostly hunt on our own farm in South Adrica. ImageUploadedByMarlin Forum1421658111.194312.jpg my son shot this Zebra with his own 308 Marlin, lovely gun 180 meter headshot.
     
  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    We should all be so lucky! Welcome to the forum from Alabama. The 308 will kill anything around here. Tell your son, 'Excellent hunt, excellent shot'.
     

  3. CoucalSafari

    CoucalSafari New Member

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    Many thanks for your reply.

    I just started reloading my own rounds for the 45 70, any advice? I am battling with the crimping stage, using a Lee 50th anerversary kit.
     
  4. frgood

    frgood Active Member

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    Tell him, "Nice Shot!". Congratulations.

    Nothing like being envied, eh? :)
     
  5. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome aboard Coucal. What part of South Africa?
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Marlin Forum. Pretty friendly bunch around here.
    I don't load 45/70s but there are those on here that do.
     
  7. nelson55

    nelson55 Active Member

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    It's good to see a youngster with good shooting skills. You have taught him well.
    I too have a 45-70. and here is a picture of an elephant that I shot at 75 yards. I am sure it was not as thrilling as the zebra kill.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Nelson55, you're not right! Lol
     
  9. nelson55

    nelson55 Active Member

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    Gumpy, I couldn't help it. when I got my 45 70
    my son in law asked me what we were going
    to shoot with such a big gun.
    I laughed and said I have an elephant. :D
     
  10. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Mr. Nelson, my wife was reading your post over my shoulder and said,"he sounds just like you". Lol
     
  11. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard Mate.

    Check out "you tube"
    There is heaps of information on there about "Lee Factory Crimp"

    By the way !
    The young fella has ripped off a "ripper shot"


    Sent from my iPhone using Marlin Forum
     
  12. CoucalSafari

    CoucalSafari New Member

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    Hey thanks guys. I figured out the issue when crimping the projectiles. I used Hornaday brass and its too short for the press. Were off to the farm this weekend again, will send pics.

    Let me know if any of you wana come hunt in SOuth AFrica . Our website is a little outdated but check out www.mabelingwanewild.co.za.