The 25-06 Remington is a great cartridge with a small problem: obscurity. You’ve probably heard of the 25-06 Remington, but have probably never seen or shot it. More’s the pity. This 25-caliber offshoot of the 30-06 is, like its cousin the 270 Winchester, a wonderfully … [Read more...] about 25-06 Remington Beats 6.5 Creedmoor?
Fear of flying doubles when your flying partner is your favorite hunting rifle. But relax. Flying firearms to Africa is easier than you might imagine. Flying Firearms Warning! WARNING: This is no "fluff and stuff" blog. It's an in-depth, informative report designed to help … [Read more...] about Best Tips: Flying Firearms to Africa
The best African safari boots need to protect your feet from sharp stones and nail-tough thorns without blistering or scorching them. But that's not all... Most southern African safaris are conducted in dry, gravelly soils, often sand deserts. But some are run … [Read more...] about Best African Safari Boots Explained
One of the easiest tasks in preparing for an African safari is selecting clothing. This is Africa, not Alaska. The best Africa safari clothing does not require massive insulation and rain proofing -- although a little doesn't hurt. And a bunch of it often saves the day. Of … [Read more...] about Best Africa Safari Clothing
The safest hunting cartridges for congested areas aren't necessarily the old, heavy, slow ones. Fast and light might be right. A reader recently wrote and asked: Hello Mr. Spooner, Would like your expert advice if your have time. On my family farm two sides of farm now border … [Read more...] about Safest Hunting Cartridges for Crowded Areas
Making your low-cost plains game hunt without a safari binocular is like hiking the Pacific Crest Trail without boots. It can be done, but it won’t be as much fun. To maximize safari fun, take along your best safari binocular. Here's how to find it: Why a Best Safari … [Read more...] about Best Safari Binocular Explained
Tough. Durable. Consistent. That’s what you want in an Africa hunting scope. Despite our best technology -- HD glass, illuminated reticles, ballistic reticles, dial turrets, parallax adjustment dials and 8X zoom ranges -- a riflescope is really just a front sight. Yes, it is … [Read more...] about Best Africa Hunting Scope
In our last post we outlined suitable cartridges and bullets for hunting African plains game. In this post we’ll figure out the best plains game rifle for your inexpensive Africa safari. Remember, plains game includes all the non-dangerous game species from 2,000-pound eland down … [Read more...] about Best Plains Game Rifle for Africa