Africa 2012 – BUFFALO

It’s all set. In August 2012 I’m off to Mozambique with Gunsite instructor Il Ling New and Sheriff Jim Wilson to hunt buffalo. I’ll be using a Marlin lever action rifle along with products from Swarovksi, XS Sights, Buffalo Bore ammunition, Mountain Khakis, Ruger  and Galco on this hunt.

Over the next few months I will be posting weekly updates on the preparation for this hunt. Everything from why I chose the gear that I did to readying the gear and range practice will be covered. All that is necessary with regard to travel, outfitter arrangements and trophy shipment will be covered too.

Call it a hillbilly safari if you like; who else would take a lever gun and a six shooter to Africa?


About gunwriter

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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10 Responses to Africa 2012 – BUFFALO

  1. RG says:

    Sounds like a hell of allot of fun!!

  2. Mike W says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear how Mozambique is working out.

  3. Jim Dodd says:

    Cool…what outfitter/coutada?

    If you are going to shoot Mr. Buff with a lever gun, ensure the first shot is a good one! 😉

    Il Ling can advise you…


  4. Brian Smith says:

    Hope you have a great time and bring back some good stories. And another head for the wall! You’ll be getting back right before I leave for my first-ever hunting trip outside of South Dakota and Kentucky, caribou in Alaska. Here’s hoping that there’s nothing hunting either one of us while we’re spotting and stalking! Looking forward to hearing about your preparations for the trip.

  5. says:

    Hunting African buffalo and having Sheriff Wilson along would be great.

  6. jonp says:

    “Call it a hillbilly safari if you like; who else would take a lever gun and a six shooter to Africa?”
    I would and, of course, Teddy Roosevelt

  7. boballbritton says:

    .45-70, I assume, very interested in the performance of the buffalobore ammo…sounds fun…

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