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    Posted: May/10/2022 at 06:53
This past week end I went on a 3 day hunting trip up near Thabazimbi, close to the Botswana Border. (They still talk about Ed in the pubs!)
Quite a successful hunt I may add. All shot with 300H&H loaded with 184 gr Peregrine Monolithics.
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Wouter, fantastic photos.  Looks like a WONDERFUL hunt.  I'm about to load up some Speer 200gr Hot-Cor for my Winchester 1885 High Wall.  Those Peregrine Monolithics seem to do a fine job...
Great to hear from you.  I hope to visit your area in the not too distant future.  
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Beautiful animals Wouter! Good to hear from you and congrats on what must have been a wonderful hunt.
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Long time no hear from Wouter. It is good to hear from you, and what Dan said; looks like a great hunt. Great pictures, by the way.
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Outstanding Wouter!!! 👏👏👏
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Thata sexy!!!! nice animals too

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Boy oh boy! Nice animals. Big venison braai coming up! 


I was up between Northam and Thabazimbi one time and got stuck in the mud. Actually, a PVC pipe from a borehole had sprung a leak and had wetted down about a 25 yard long section of the road and surrounding area and my little truck just was spinning it's wheels in the owl sh*t. Kinda like what would happen in Wyoming if it rained and the ground was full of bentonite. It's just wet slime!

I was chopping some rip-rap from the bushes to put under the tires when finally someone came along and pulled me out with a long rope.









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I told you they are still talking about that crazy guy stuck in the mud.

Ed I hunted about 15 miles west of Northam.

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Nice hat Wouter. You pull off the sophisticated bush look very well. Bet the ladies love it!
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Great pics Wouter, nice to hear from you.
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Nice stuff!

I have tried 100gr VLR4s in my 257 Roberts but not great expansion. The 150gr VLR4s work well in 30-06.

I have some 250gr VRG3 to work up in my 9.3x62

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I have hunted mostly with 200gr Sierra Gamekings. My rifle was super accurate with this load. Then all of a sudden it lost accuracy. Cost me dearly in the hunting field. I had the rifle checked for this and that but could not find a reason. Barrel not shot out. I then worked up a load on Peregrine 184gr and found a decent level of accuracy. Bullet performs well on animals with not excessive meat damage.
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Looks awesome 8's......   Hope one day to be able to hunt over there. 
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So, is the meat any count? 

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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

I have hunted mostly with 200gr Sierra Gamekings. My rifle was super accurate with this load. Then all of a sudden it lost accuracy. Cost me dearly in the hunting field. I had the rifle checked for this and that but could not find a reason. Barrel not shot out. I then worked up a load on Peregrine 184gr and found a decent level of accuracy. Bullet performs well on animals with not excessive meat damage.

The FM (F......g Magic)of reloading... just when things look really good "something" changes.  Yes, I would say the Peregrine 184s do a "decent" job... 
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

So, is the meat any count? 



Yes the meat is good stuff. I shot two nice kudu cows for my home consumption.
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