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Just back on Sun night after 27 days in the nothern bushvelt of S Africa. I have some basic info about the hunt posted on my ranch web site under the Bill & Joyce Adventures section at: www.circlewcranch.com
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Wow, thanks for sharing Bill.  Looks like you guys have quite some adventures.
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wish i could afford to spend 27 days hunting in the united states, let alone in africa. 
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Welcome back Bill! I have some basic questions.  How does the Jackel compare to the coyote?  What do you think of the 9.3x62, now, that you have used it in it's traditional element? How come everybody winds up shooting some kind of monkey, are they that big of a PITA?
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

wish i could afford to spend 27 days hunting in the united states, let alone in africa. 
 
That's just called unemployment around here...Wink
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Looks like a really good time Bill.
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Welcome back Bill! I have some basic questions.  How does the Jackel compare to the coyote?  What do you think of the 9.3x62, now, that you have used it in it's traditional element? How come everybody winds up shooting some kind of monkey, are they that big of a PITA?
 
I was first introduced to the 9.3x62 back in 1981 when I was invited by a farmer to go up to Botswana from S Africa with him to do some culling on his large farm. The rifle he loaned me was an original Mauser (his gfranfathers) 9.3x62. We spent four days culling Impala, Wildebeest and Kudu for Biltong. I shot over a hundred rounds and I was amazed at how efficiently it killed with minimal meat damage compared to the mild recoil (in spite of it having a steel buttplate). No 9.3x62s were available back then in America so I bought a Ruger .338WM and down loaded it to 2250 using 275gr bullets. Shot this rifle for years in Africa and Alaska and this combination works really well but still has noticably more recoil than the 9.3, I assume because I'm burning 10gr more powder. My wife still shoots this load with a 275gr Swift A-frame in her Sako.
 
As time went on I was able to afford custom rifles and have had several built in 9.3x62 based on Ruger 77, 77 MK II and Win 70. Now CZ sells the 550 American in 9.3x62 which is an excellent rifle. I've used the 9.3x62 almost exclusively on my last 6 trips to the dark continent with great success. As far as I'm concerned it's the only rifle you need for the African bushvelt  unless your hunting elephant, rhino or hippo on land. I've shot hundreds of head of game with it and it has never let me down. I've shot several Cape Buffalo with no problem.
 
Nosler partition, Barnes TSX, Swift A-frame and Norma Oryx have all proven to perform well at 2200-2300 MV. Reloader 15 is THE powder for the 9.3, but Varget and Vit N135 also work well.
 
Try one you'll like it.
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Silver forgot to mention we hunt a lot around the farming areas (good for warthog and bushpig which I love to hunt) and the monkeys and baboons are a major problem for the farmers. and normaly shoot on sight free animals.
 
The Jackal is normally a little smaller than a coyote and mostly nocturnal.
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Bill, great pictures, great stories too I bet.


Let's hear the story of the best shot on the trip.  Some of us have not (YET!) hunted Africa, so for now, we gotta live vicariously through you.
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What ranges were your shots?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Bill, great pictures, great stories too I bet.


Let's hear the story of the best shot on the trip.  Some of us have not (YET!) hunted Africa, so for now, we gotta live vicariously through you.
 
My best shot was the Eland, it was a  275yd shot accross a canyon using the forks of a tree for a sood solid rest. The tree was shaped perfect for me to rest the forearm in one fork and my right elbow in another it was basically a standing benchrest. He went less than 25yds after the hit. This was the longest shot I have ever taken on a big tough animal.
 
Honorable mention goes to the big male Bushpig, which was a running shot by spotlight from about 60yds and the Wildebeest bull who was walking while took the shot from 175yds kneeling off Stoney Point shooting sticks.
 
Most shots were standing off shooting sticks between 60-80yds which has been about the norm thru the years. We hunt in the Norther provence which is mostly thick bushvelt conditions.
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Awesome - sounds like a great time.  Thunbs Up   Welcome back buddy.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Awesome - sounds like a great time.  Thunbs Up   Welcome back buddy.
 
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Super stuff.  I have always thought that some of those metric calibers would be a lot of fun.  
 
Thunbs Up   What a great trip.  Plenty of time to chill out. 
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