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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    Have enjoyed Uganda. I am visiting other area from my last visit to this country. Am finished hunting and just game viewing. Today a restful jaunt looking at Kob, crocodiles, buffalo, topi, lion, ,and other plains game. Never seen so many topi and kob. Relaxing looking out from the dining area over the river, no biting insects for a change.

    Have taken several animals with my 6.5x284. All one shot kills, except for the Sable, it was dead after the first round, just did not know it. The 140 grain Berger’s are very accurate as are the Swift A Frame 140 bullets. However, the Swift’s have much better terminal performance. I am spoiled by my 300 Win Mags in Africa. 180 grain Triple Shock in 30 caliber deliver the message loud and clear. Hasten to add, I had no problems with my 6.5.

    Ontario, if you have not signed up for another South African trip wish you would consider another African adventure destination. Tanzania is a leap from from the Cape but there are other areas like Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Botswana. Kindest Regards to all.

    kwaheri
    I have not quite yet committed to going back to SA but admit that I had such a good time it is hard not to rebook with them. It was also very affordable (just over a thousand dollars all inclusive per animal for eight animals, including the cape buffalo). And the compressed time frame, which I thought would be exhausting, actually worked out well. I have the bugs worked out re gun transportation and my gunsmith buddy is building a 45-90 double rifle for the outfitter which I may be able to bring over for him next year. I'm sure my service would be well compensated. Some of the country I was hunting was very rugged and interesting. That appealed to me as well.

    Still waiting on Nikon to decide what they are going to do with the new scope that went haywire over there. According to their work order, the "auto-focus" was also not working. I wondered why I was having trouble with clarity. Just figured it was my bum eyesight. In the meantime the old 3X Weaver is back on my Springfield. It zeroed very well with 165 gr Barnes TSX.

    One of the guys at the trap club operates a diamond polishing/inspection business and is in Africa fairly frequently. He went over to check on a new shop they were opening in Zimbabwe last year. Said he wasn't there two days and told the crew to wrap it up and get the hell out. Just too scary. A lot of the problems on the South African north frontier are from bandits crossing from Zimbabwe. Namibia, from what I've been told (for all that's worth), is somewhat more stable.
    Last edited by Ontario Honker Hunter; 10-05-2019, 02:10 PM.

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  • Bulletinsi
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    Enjoy and Happy Journey.

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  • FirstBubba
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    H. Myles, I am enjoying your "Traveling Tales"! LOL!
    Just enough info and very interesting reading!
    Thanx so much for sharing!

    FB

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  • Happy Myles
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    Have enjoyed Uganda. I am visiting other area from my last visit to this country. Am finished hunting and just game viewing. Today a restful jaunt looking at Kob, crocodiles, buffalo, topi, lion, ,and other plains game. Never seen so many topi and kob. Relaxing looking out from the dining area over the river, no biting insects for a change.

    Have taken several animals with my 6.5x284. All one shot kills, except for the Sable, it was dead after the first round, just did not know it. The 140 grain Berger’s are very accurate as are the Swift A Frame 140 bullets. However, the Swift’s have much better terminal performance. I am spoiled by my 300 Win Mags in Africa. 180 grain Triple Shock in 30 caliber deliver the message loud and clear. Hasten to add, I had no problems with my 6.5.

    Ontario, if you have not signed up for another South African trip wish you would consider another African adventure destination. Tanzania is a leap from from the Cape but there are other areas like Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Botswana. Kindest Regards to all.

    kwaheri

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  • Happy Myles
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    Finished here in Tanzania, leaving for Uganda in morning. Ontario, I have hunted Uganda before with no problems, hope it stays that way. Filled three buff permits here measuring 42 to 44 inches. Enjoyed looking for something larger through the last day. Watching the sun set from my open tent doors, a couple reed buck grazing across the stream. Neat evening, charter pilot spending the night, we head out at first light

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  • cheerflora
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    I am planning to go.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
    MMBA, miles and miles of bloody Africa. Still holding out for one or two more big bull buffalo. I may need to lower my standards as we are leaving for Uganda in three days. Have taken a few odds and ends with my 6.5 to see how it works. Will have to write about it later.

    99, no semi automatic riles allowed hunting anywhere in Africa that I know of.

    Best to all, this battery needs charging
    I have seen videos of "hunting" in Uganda. Escorts by military troops. Pretty scary place. I'm no coward but I won't go looking for trouble either. Uganda is not for me!

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  • Happy Myles
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    MMBA, miles and miles of bloody Africa. Still holding out for one or two more big bull buffalo. I may need to lower my standards as we are leaving for Uganda in three days. Have taken a few odds and ends with my 6.5 to see how it works. Will have to write about it later.

    99, no semi automatic riles allowed hunting anywhere in Africa that I know of.

    Best to all, this battery needs charging

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post

    I don't think so. Buckshot met Happy at an SCI gig a couple of years ago. I think I recall someone else on here has also been in touch with him personally. Happy posted a bunch of safari photos with him and his African game in the old Trophy Room before it disappeared. I'm pretty sure he is the real deal. Anyway, Happy is clearly a class-A gentleman. Petzel not so much. He's not a bad guy (most of the time) but just not the class act we see from Happy. Very few of us are.
    Seems it was one of WAM's buddy's.
    beekeeper, jim in mo or one of those guys.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    Honk, do you think Happy Myles is a screen name for Dave Petzel ?
    I don't think so. Buckshot met Happy at an SCI gig a couple of years ago. I think I recall someone else on here has also been in touch with him personally. Happy posted a bunch of safari photos of himself and his African game in the old Trophy Room before it disappeared. I'm pretty sure he is the real deal. Anyway, Happy is clearly a class-A gentleman. Petzel not so much. He's not a bad guy (most of the time) but just not the class act we see from Happy. Very few of us are.
    Last edited by Ontario Honker Hunter; 09-24-2019, 11:17 PM.

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  • RockySquirrel_2
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    I have often thought that myself. That or someone ultra popular trying to stay incognito in California.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Honk, do you think Happy Myles is a screen name for Dave Petzel ?

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  • 99explorer
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    Happy -
    Just curious.
    Have you ever seen any AR-15 rifles over there?

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    Honk, You really want to go back ??
    After the first day I knew I would have to go back. Sadly, it looks like my hunting partner has probably put in his last trip. Nothing left for him to shoot over there.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Happy, Have a safe trip. Would you ever consider getting a place there ?

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