Although I promised the moderator and myself that I wouldn't give you the satisfaction of responding to your threads, I will let "inquiring minds know". I'd forgotten that I had to proove myself to you Mr. Boddington... what makes your credentials believable? Oh yeah, I'm on the spot here, and we'll forget about questioning any of your, more than likely, fallacious claims.
What I said, to clarify to these "inquiring minds"... I am definitely not an expert on Africa. I went to Tanzania, selous reserve, when I was a child (15). I already mentioned that I used a 416 that I still own to this day. I went with my pops and a couple others. I shot at 2 buffs, and both were declared mine, whether or not they were actually shot by the PH is another matter, but I was proud at the time. Although not an expert, I do own several big bores and large medium bore caqlibers that I frequently shoot and hunt with. Yes, I have shot a white tail with a 416 rigby. I trade rifles frequently , so my stock changes. I currently own and reload for 416 remington (remington 700 that I cut two inches off the barrel for weight), 470 merkel nitro express SXS, SXS 9.3X74R chapuis double (used on a white tail and several feral hogs although it's considered a medium bore, a 416 rigby c z (just bought used), a 375 ruger (I use federal 265's factory loads b/c they aint that expensive and I hand load for a lot of other cals), and a 45/70 (not really a DG rifle, but I can load it nearly to the point of equaling 458 wm factory loads).
I also own a 338 win mag, 338 federal, 35 whelen, 338-06, 358 win BLR, 7-08, a few others I can't think of now, and three shot guns. If you want a picture of my safe, you tell me how, and I'll post on another thread.... not bragging, just proving myself, once again, to captain kidd here.
The 416 remington I used when I was younger was a cannon at the time, but I shoot big bore so regularly at the ranch and range, that it doesn't bother me now. It also had a muzzle break on it at the time. I have the ability to go hog hunting etc. at my convenience, and I do. I hunt elk, as you obviously can't contend, white tail, mule deer on the JA in the Palo Duro Canyon, ahdad sheep (spelling?) in the canyon, and any other critter that can be found in either colorado or the Texas panhandle. Oh yeah, I also shot and killed an american bison with a 257 savage. It was on the JA ranch and was a member of the last free ranging herd in the country. Parks and Wildlife darted and shipped them all off. I can give you evidence of this and the story etc. if you need it as well little 170 fella.
That's all I got. I aint no expert on Africa, although I've been and don't remember much as I was only 15. I am , however, knowledgeable on big bores, medium bores, reloading, and hunting an assortment of N. American game. I'm no expert on anything. You've got me in that I haven't shot a grizzly, although I have been to Alaska to fish. In conclusion, I'm done with you little man.
To "inquiring minds" if anyone has any interest in anything on the buffalo story (quite cool actually) pics of my guns that aren't at the smith's etc., don't hesitate to ask. I will not, however, respond to this guy again. Evidence will only be given to those that are interested, not those those that are picking fights. Please quit dragging this out 170whatever! I will post and reply at my will, not yours.