The Veld is Alive

August 8, 2015

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South African Sunset

August 8, 2015

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Impeccable timing

August 4, 2015

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We are back from South Africa, settling back into work. My first Safari, nearly three years in the making, was a success, an experience to be cherished for the rest of my life. Ordinarily, I’d have scrambled to get the 28 gigs of pictures and videos processed and uploaded, blog entries composed, etc. Unfortunately, one […]

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Goodbye America! #flysaa #wp

July 18, 2015

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My drop table for Africa (yards, inches, mils) #wp

July 18, 2015

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2015-07-11: Final Prep for Africa

July 15, 2015

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Three weeks before my planned departure to Africa I mounted my new Vortex scope. Obviously, I had to zero it, which I did on my first free Saturday. Unfortunately the ejecting brass couldn’t clear the windage knob thus I found myself in a slight pickle. I bought a higher DNZ mount, and it cleared well, […]

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Ready for South Africa: Equipment List

June 27, 2015

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Equipment List: Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm Remington Magnum Remington Managed Recoil 140 gr ammo Safari Arms 175 gr Swift A-Frame ammo Karsten’s Custom Cheek Rest Limbsaver Recoil Pad TAB Gear Sling (thanks Seth!) Harris Bipod (for sighting in mostly) Vortex Viper 2.5-10×32 PST Scope (MRAD version) (thanks Tim!) Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14×44 AO Rapid Z […]

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Now I’m cooking with brass. No more scope clearance issue #tikka #vortex #wp

June 27, 2015

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2015-06-21: In which I Re-learn the Value of Testing Equipment Well in Advance of Actually Needing it

June 22, 2015

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One month until South Africa. Got my tickets, permits, licenses, ammo, rifle, pelican case, binos, sling, sticks, and most of the other sundries for the trip. One of the last steps, zeroing my new scope and getting dope for both my main load (Remington Managed Recoil) and my Eland Load (Safari Arms 175 gr Swift […]

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That dog don’t hunt #wp

June 22, 2015

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