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Hunting African Plains Game with the 6.5 Creedmoor

Hunting African Plains Game with the 6.5 Creedmoor

Shooting Editor John B. Snow takes the light-kicking, flat-shooting 6.5 Creedmoor on an African safari.
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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Hi...

Who would have thought that a 6.5 would have over 5,000 pounds of muzzle energy...!! Wow...!! A great gun in my estimation.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the article John Snow. I will still be taking a 300 Win Mag to Africa shortly. I considered taking my 7 X 57 Mauser as well but decided I do not want the hassle of taking two firearms. The 300 Win Mag does have some recoil but I would think most fellows develop a flinch from firing too many rounds from a bench. Once the rifle is sighted to my satisfaction I try to do most of my practice from prone and seating positions as well as with rests from shooting sticks or a handy branch of fence post. As most of us know having some body movement to suck up that recoil softens the blow. I got my first 300 Win Mag well over forty years ago so I have had some practice. I wanted to mention that for many of us who are aging it is not the recoil of the larger rifles that is an issue, it is the handling of the heavier rifle and its longer barrel. I earned ever nickel that I have made but as is the case for many of us it comes with a price. The shoulders get worn out, the rotators get torn and the biceps just don't work like they use to!! I just had the barrel shortened on my new 300 Win in an effort to hold the damn thing steady for a little longer. Off hand shooting was something we prided ourselves in doing well in my family. Darn! When I shoulder a little KImber 84 in .257 Roberts I know that the days of my hunting with bigger bore guns are numbered. I will turn them over to my son which will give me an excuse to acquire lighter firearms that still pack a punch. In the mean time, my 300 Win Mag will be bearing down on kudu in the Eastern Cape.

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from greybeardassassin wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

great article, and well written, but also a great example of the use of great marksmanship and not overloading or overpowering your game. Truly fair chase. Well Done!!!!

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

That was a great story. What an adventure. A plains game safari is on my bucket list of things to do before I leave this world. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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from greybeardassassin wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

great article, and well written, but also a great example of the use of great marksmanship and not overloading or overpowering your game. Truly fair chase. Well Done!!!!

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from Kody wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the article John Snow. I will still be taking a 300 Win Mag to Africa shortly. I considered taking my 7 X 57 Mauser as well but decided I do not want the hassle of taking two firearms. The 300 Win Mag does have some recoil but I would think most fellows develop a flinch from firing too many rounds from a bench. Once the rifle is sighted to my satisfaction I try to do most of my practice from prone and seating positions as well as with rests from shooting sticks or a handy branch of fence post. As most of us know having some body movement to suck up that recoil softens the blow. I got my first 300 Win Mag well over forty years ago so I have had some practice. I wanted to mention that for many of us who are aging it is not the recoil of the larger rifles that is an issue, it is the handling of the heavier rifle and its longer barrel. I earned ever nickel that I have made but as is the case for many of us it comes with a price. The shoulders get worn out, the rotators get torn and the biceps just don't work like they use to!! I just had the barrel shortened on my new 300 Win in an effort to hold the damn thing steady for a little longer. Off hand shooting was something we prided ourselves in doing well in my family. Darn! When I shoulder a little KImber 84 in .257 Roberts I know that the days of my hunting with bigger bore guns are numbered. I will turn them over to my son which will give me an excuse to acquire lighter firearms that still pack a punch. In the mean time, my 300 Win Mag will be bearing down on kudu in the Eastern Cape.

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

That was a great story. What an adventure. A plains game safari is on my bucket list of things to do before I leave this world. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Hi...

Who would have thought that a 6.5 would have over 5,000 pounds of muzzle energy...!! Wow...!! A great gun in my estimation.

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