Remington’s Model 721 in Africa

HERE is a very good story from one of the most recognized professional hunters of all time; Harry Selby. It is about a standard Remington model 721 in .30-06. If you like African hunting stories or are a fan of the .30-06 or the Remington 721, you will enjoy THIS read.


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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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2 Responses to Remington’s Model 721 in Africa

  1. TJ Parmele says:


    Just wanted to say that this is the second post / article that you have written that hits me in a personal way and I just wanted to say Thank you. I have a Remington 721 that I picked up used 4 years ago and it’s a phenomenal if somewhat dated rifle. It’s taken all three of my whitetail deer and it shoots 1 inch groups all day with either 150 or 180 Grain soft point ammo. I am debating an African Safari sometime in the future and after reading the book “White Hunters” and hearing the 30.06 referred to as a “light rifle” I thought it wasn’t a good choice. I wouldn’t use this on dangerous game, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use it on plains game or anything without claws, horns, or sharp pointy teeth. This article really hits home for me and I just wanted to say Thank You.


    • gunwriter says:


      Thanks for your comments! I’m not a fan of the .30-06 – not because it does not work but for personal reasons – but that it another story. Your .30-06 should work just fine for African plains game. Make sure that when you come back you share your pictures. Africa is a phenomenal experience, I hope to go back soon.


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