Remington Model 798 Safari Grade

August 27, 2013 in Firearms, Gunroom, hunter, Hunting Info, Hunting trophies by Hunting Legends

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Remington Model 798 Safari Grade

Review of the Remington Model 798 Safari Grade

Lurking, almost unsung in the Remington 08 lineup, is an absolutely terrific rifle called the Model 798 Safari Grade. It is a true, long-action, all-steel Model 98 Mauser stocked in laminated wood that looks like high-grade walnut.

The barrel is 22 inches long, which is the proper length for a dangerous game rifle, and the front sling swivel stud is out on the barrel where it won’t gouge your hand. The price is $1,119 for a .375 H&H, and $1,189 for a .458.

Remington has been a well known hunting rifle in Africa, seeing a lot of action and living up to most expectations. It’s a good solid working rifle and we can recommend the Model 798 Safari Grade any day. We have had several clients over the years hunting with their trusted Remingtons and we can vouch that we have never seen a failure or miss fire in the years working and experiencing the Remingtons.

The guys up at RW HART & SON also use Remington actions on their custome Hart Rifles and have also only spoken highly of these guns. The Remington’s are your typical good off the shelf buy rifle’s if you don’t have the bucks to spend on a custom HART for example. They are accurate for their purpose and will do the job in Africa. Their 375 H&H Magnum rifles sure hold a fair amount of trophy value down in Africa and you won’t go wrong.

We however will always advise you to speak to the pro’s before going out and buying yourself a new gun, so take us up on the invitation and speak to BOB HART at RW HART & SON. The Hart family are as good as gold and will go out of their way to give you solid and free advice. Contact BOB HART at: today for your personal and good advise. Bobby has hunted with us in Africa several times and hass experience with the big stuff too.


.375 H&H Caprivi Kimber

August 27, 2013 in Gunroom by Hunting Legends

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The following press release was issued by Kimber of America and talks about the Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi Rifle.

Press Releases

Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi Rifle Receives Major Award

Yonkers, New York, May 28, 2008 – American Rifleman Magazine recently named the Kimber® Model 8400™ Caprivi™ their Rifle of the Year, presenting Kimber with the 2008 Golden Bullseye Award.

Golden Bullseye Awards, NRA Publications Division’s highest honor, are determined following extensive field testing against the best products in the shooting industry.

The November, 2007, issue of American Rifleman Magazine reported that the Caprivi is “…the most accurate factory-made bolt gun of its type we’ve tested.” Considering their records extend back for several generations, this is a superlative observation on Kimber quality.

The Model 8400 Caprivi is a classic dangerous game rifle. Available chamberings are .375 H&H and .458 Lott.

To contact Kimber, click here: Kimber America

The, new for 2008, African hunting rifle from Kimber. Chambered in .375 H&H.



Caliber: .375 H&H Mag.
Approximate Weight: 8lbs. 10oz.
Overall Length (inches): 44.5


  • Checkering: 24 lines-per-inch
  • Ebony forend tip
  • Cheekpiece
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed oil
  • Recoil pad (black) thickness (inches): 1 inch
  • Steel grip cap
  • Length of pull: 13.75 inches
  • Drop at heel: 0.49 inches
  • Drop at comb: 0.59 inches


  • Length: 24 inches
  • Magnum contour
  • Finish: Matte blue
  • Twist rate (right hand): 12
  • Grooves: 6
  • Match grade chamber


  • Full length Mauser claw extractor
  • Finish: Matte blue
  • Magazine capacity: 4
  • Pillar bedding
  • Glass bedding
  • 3-position Model 70-type safety


  • Adjustable
  • Factory setting (pull) pounds: 3-3.5

Retail Price: $3196.00


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.416 Rigby

August 27, 2013 in Gunroom by Hunting Legends

Thank you for visiting our website – we trust that you will find the information on the .416 rigby informative and interesting. If you’re considering hunting in Africa, then you have come to the right site. Please allow us the opportunity to present you with a FREE no obligation QUOTE:

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The .416 Rigby has earned itself the name as perhaps, one of the best and generally considered excellent allrounder big calibre rifles in Africa. Not only is it versatile in use, but also carries enough punch to put down the biggest game in Africa. The .416 has become popular and is widely used by many PH’s and hunters in Africa today. What improves it’s popularity is the fact that the .416 can also be used to hunt general plainsgame, such as Kudu, Eland and Blue Wildebeest for example.

If you are interested in guns and rifles, I highly recommend that you visit the site of my friend Steve, who owns the Firearm Blog. Steve is passionate about guns and serves up some of the most interesting and informative articles on rifles, guns, ammo and weaponry. Read one of Steve’s following articles below. You can also find a useful link to Steve’s blog in our sidebar – ADDITIONAL INFO – A SUPER SITE FOR GUN ENTHUSIASTS

Although the Rigby is perhaps the most well known and popular rifle in the 416 range, Ruger and Hornady have teamed up to produce the new .416 Ruger cartridge which will be available next year (2009). The 416 has become parhaps the most common and most used allround big game rifle in Africa today. Packing more punch than it’s little brother the .375, the 416 has definitely found it’s way into the world of hunting.

Check out the following video put together by the Ruger and Hornady guys. We’re sure you will find it interesting and informative. If you are considering hunting the big stuff in Africa, then a 416 will be a very good choice of gun, seeing that it certainly carries enough punch (providing you use the right ammo) and it can be used for hunting your bigger plainsgame species as well.

The round is basically a necked up .375 Ruger and offers performance comparable to the classic .416 Rigby in a standard length cartridge. The Ruger M77 Hawkeye bolt action will be available chambered in this cartridge.

Hornady claim on their website that the 416 Ruger offers the same performance in the compact 20″ barreled Ruger M77 Hawkeye Alaskan as the .416 Rigby in a full length rifle. 416 Ruger cartridge delivers the same performance as the fabled 416 Rigby, but does it in a shorter 20″ barreled Ruger Hawkeye rifle that is extremely compact and easy to carry.

I am skeptical about this claim. It will be interesting to see what results firearm magazine writers get when they test the ammunition.

Ruger M77® Hawkeye® Bolt Action Rifle (Hkm77Rsphhm) Overview

Ruger M77 Hawkeye Alaskan (20″ Barrel) Ballistic infomation:

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Click to expand. Product Video (there are a couple of video snippets at the start of charging elephants being shot. Really crazy stuff!):

The .375 Ruger has proved to be popular and I think so could the .416 Ruger. The standard length action is a compelling reason to choose this cartridge over the .416 Rigby and .416 Rem. Mag.

If you are set on getting a big gun such as this, we will also recommend you speaking to our friends at RW HART & COMPANY. Bobby and Wally Hart are fourth generation custom rifle builders and they are now launching a 40 HART ULTRA MAGNUM. The 40 HART will carry the same punch as the 416, however will outperform any rifle in this category with custom precision and accuracy.

You can contact BOB HART yourself by visiting their website right here and he would be happy to help: BOB HART

Long distance shooting – See the pro’s in action right here!

August 27, 2013 in Gunroom by Hunting Legends

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If you haven’t shot with a Custom Hart Rifle yet, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Hart Rifle’s are surely some of the best and most accurate rifle’s you will ever own. The Hart family are fourth generation rifle builders, and these guy’s really know their stuff.

They hunt with us every year in Africa and have taken some of the most spectacular shots at very long distances. In September 2008, Bobby Hart them joined us on a Hunting Safari in Namibia, and the Hart Guns were put to the test in the great Kalahari.

Long distance shots of more than 700 yards at Springbuck were easily taken with no misses. The impresssive thing about this, was that we found the animals remained grazing (except of course for the target) after the shots. They simply did not know where the shot came from, and due to all Hart rifle’s being fitted with muzzle breaks, the shot and sound doesn’t carry.

As Bobby says – using a Hart rifle:  “They can run, but they will just die tired”


Check out the next video, and you will see what type of shooting we are talking about. The following video is the type of shots these guy’s do:


Most propably the most well known calibre in the HART stable is their 30 Hart (300). Bobby Hart has personally hunted with us several times in Africa, and always brought his trusted 30 Hart along. This rifle has simply out-shot any other rifle in both accuracy and long distance, time and time again.

The Hart family however makes a wide range of rifles and it is best if you contact us or Bobby them for some advice and to choose the gun best suited for your needs.

Should you need more information on the Hart Rifles, you have the following options:

  • If you are from the USA you can contact the Harts by clicking on the picture below, which will direct you to their website. Here you will find all their contact information and you can call and speak to Bobby Hart, the company President himself.The Hart family are down to earth people and very helpfull. They go out of their way to serve there customers and you can rest assure that you will get world class service. or click on the image below!

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  • If you are from Africa, and interested in the Hart Rifles, you can contact Real Africa Safaris – The Official Hart Rifle Agents for Africa:

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African Big Game Rifles – 375 Holland and Holland

August 27, 2013 in Gunroom by Hunting Legends


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The debate of what hunting rifle  is the best for hunting big game in Africa, will certainly always carry on. In fact it ends up being more of a hunters choice that capability of the rifles.

Obviously one cannot hunt the African big game with a small calibre, not that it hasn’t been done before. In fact many big game has been taken with much smaller calibre’s in the past, than is allowed today. The obvious reason being that legislation has been passed, forcing a minimum calibre size for big game.

The most well known and popular calibres are:

  • .375 H&H
  • .416 Rigby
  • .458 Weatherby
  • .470 Nitro Express
  • .500 Nitro Express
  • .505 Gibbs

In most African countries the minimum calibre prescribed for hunting the big stuff is a .375 Calibre. This does not necessarily imply that a .375 calibre is the best, it only dictates that this is the minimum calibre allowed.The reason for this is first and foremost, hunters safety and secondly ensuring that the animal doesn’t suffer and that the kill is fast and efficient.

When deciding on a calibre for big game, a few things need to be taken into consideration. The first and obvious thing is to decide on a calibre which will serve you well in the future. It isn’t perhaps wise (unless your budget allows this) to buy a rifle you may only use very little in your hunting career. When one takes this into consideration, then the lighter big guns are certainly more effective, being a .375 or .416 calibre.

A .375 is certainly a much more user friendly and more of an all rounder than the big stuff, however the .416 Rigby’s do carry more punch. There is unfortunately no substitute for punch when dealing with the big game. Encounters are often up close and personal and hence, you need stopping power. The big guns certainly have that, and I always smile on the remark a hunter made when asked why he chose a 500 Nitro Express to hunt with – he’s answer; “because they don’t make 900!”

An excellent all rounder rifle for hunting in Africa is obviously thus a .375 H & H. If you have one of these excellent, however, it all depends what you are interested in hunting and how often. If you are only going to take one of the big 5, or seldom use a heavy calibre, we will advise you to get yourself a ligther calibre (.375) as a good African allrounder rifle. We have plenty of big guns for you to use should you want to shoot the big stuff and not go to the expense of purchasing a rifle which would otherwise be standing in the gun safe most of the time.

However, if you are one of those gun nuts such as we are, and you want something bigger of your own, consider investing in either a .375 HART ULTRA MAGNUM or then the NEW 40 HART which is being launched soon. We have the privelege of knowing the HART FAMILY out of Nescopeck Pensylvania USA, for many years. These are fourth generation custom rifle builders – and the real deal when it comes to accuracy and high performance rifles. They are also the most humble and down to earth honest people we know, so when dealing with the Hart’s you can bet your bottom dollar that you will get great advice and real value for money.

Farther and son combination WALLY (Snr) and BOBBY HART (Jnr) are perfectionists when coming to custom rifles. They are propably some of the most knowledgable people in the rifle manufacturing business, and Bobby holds several long distance shooring records. The .375 Hart Ultra Magnum is truly a rifle in it’s own class and we had the privelege of shooting these rifles in Africa during 2008. In fact we own one of these rifles now and boy do they out-perform their rivals in distance and comfort. Amazingly light, extremely accurate even at 400 yards, and with less kicking punch than a 30.06. Shooting the .375 Hart Ultra Magnum felt like sniping the bigger game with a heavy calibre, while even a lady wouldn’t labour carrying this rifle at all.

While we are waiting for the launch of the 40 HART Rilfes, we personally use .416 Rigby’s as our standard back up rifles. However, I personally also favour the 505 Gibbs, as a serious stopper and back-up gun, depending on hunting environment and animal specie. We have a fairly big collection of rifle’s in our group, so as mentioned should you decide on hunting with us, and you don’t have a big calibre, don’t fret – you can choose one of many in our collection. Read all about the gun of a new era below!


RW HART & SON in the USA are in the process of manufacturing a new .40 Calibre called a .40 Hart Ultra Magnum. This rifle has serious stopping power and compares to the .416 favorably. The main advantage is that it is affordable and will have a much better long range ballistic than any other big calibre rifle’s in this range. We are looking forward to the launching of this rifle which is expected towards the end of the year.

We have also inculded an interesting article in this post about the .375 Calibre, which you may find very informing. Whatever your decision on rifle calibre and choice is, we recommend that you spoeak to us first before spending a great deal of money unnecessarily. We have many years of experience and can give some good advice. If you are in the US and want some good advice quickly, contact the RW HART team and speak to Bobby Hart.

The Hart family are renowned for their honesty and boy, do they know their stuff. Hart rfiles are custom built guns and excellent value for money! You can find the Hart team at: Please mention that you were referred to them by us and while you’re speaking to them, you can also ask for a referrence about our services and our guns!

Bobbys Impala

Bobby Hart, his trusted 30 Hart and a 32′ Impala freak trophy.

If you live in Africa or find Africa closer to you, you are also welcome to contact us for more information as we have been appointed as the official agents for HART RIFLES in AFRICA. You can can find all our contact information on our website.

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