If you’ve been following us for anytime here over the last few months, I’ve been going through blogging about my trip in Africa with John X Safaris. I left off my last post where I had just taken a kudu up in the Karoo. Now that our Karoo time was over, based on the list of animals that I was really wanting to take while in Africa, we came back to camp after the kudu to spend the night and enjoy the time with friends. At that point Stix, my PH, decided we would leave camp early, while the other guys were still finishing up in the Karoo, and head down to the coastal range.
If the search results that lead people to our website are any indication, 6.5 Creedmoors have been growing in popularity over the last few years. And for very good reason. In fact, we have put together six very good reasons the 6.5 Creedmoor should be your next rifle.
Hunting season is fast approaching and as manufacturers of custom rifles, nothing gets us more excited that seeing success photos of our happy customers! Well, to be honest, if we were the ones in the photos, that would make us happy, but we can’t spend every single day hunting. Can we?
One thing I heard early on in my process of deciding to go to Africa was when you get there, take what Africa gives you. That sounded like a really strange thing to say, I am such a planner and I had my wish list and when I heard that I immediately thought, I am not going to take the first animal I see. I quickly found out on my next hunt that that is not what they meant at all, in fact quite the opposite.
So you're planning a big trip to Africa and the time is come to start thinking about what to bring with you. There can be a lot of small details depending on what type of hunting you are going to do and what outfitter you are going with. That being said, here are the 5 things that I would pay close attention to when packing for Africa, specifically a rifle hunt.
There’s not a whole lot that can really prepare you for what you will feel the first morning waking up in Africa. The only way I can describe it is the first morning in camp on your first big elk hunt mixed with the feelings of summer camp as a kid.
To me Epic was a term I learned in South Africa this year. I never really thought about it, but it was a term used a lot by my Professional Hunter (PH) “Stix” and looking back that really was the only word that could describe Africa. Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to receive the invite to go with a couple of great customers and friends of mine, Glynn and Steve. If it was not for their persistence and confidence in going with John X Safaris I would not have even considered it. And I would have missed out on a hunt of a lifetime.
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