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Old 04-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Well I have made it to Johannesburg where I will over night. I fly on to Kruger tomorrow. Then a 8 hour drive to where we will hunt.
If I have phone service, I will try to up date this everyday with the good, bad and ugly of trying to kill a Elephant with my recurve.
I know going in is a little of a crap shoot. My setup should work great unless I hit a rib. If I hit a rib I have no hope of busting through it. My setup is a 83@ 28 Black widow bow, I'm pulling it 29 so I should be getting around 85 out of it.
The arrow weighs 1100 grain with the 375 grain Tuff head broad on it.
It is a carbon heritage 350 shaft with a beman shaft inside of it and 4" of aluminum shaft for a footing. It is super tough and flys wobble free. Now all I have to do is get close and hope I hit it between the rib bones.
I'm as excited as a 12 year old girl walking into the mall with daddy's credit card.
I really want a elephant.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Awesome! Good Luck Marty!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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get em Buff....
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Good luck!
How do you plan to aim to miss ribs? Is it just a aim and pray deal or is there a certain spot you'll be aiming for?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Good luck, tuned in
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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where do you shoot an elephant with an arrow for a clean kill?
I know the rifle is a head shot.. (i say know..i have read, seen, heard that)..
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Holy cow. Good luck!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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Good luck! How far do you expect your shot will come from?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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Wow!!! Hunt of a life time. Congrats and good luck.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Go get 'em Buff. Subscribed!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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Good luck Marty!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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Good luck! I want to see an elephant on the ground!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #14
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In for the adventure. Good luck!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #15
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Gonna be a great adventure for sure! Send us plenty of pictures.

I will see if I can get in touch with Tnik so he can send you some tips.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #16
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Awesome. My wife & I are leaving Aug 29th for a Buff & plainsgame hunt in Moz & I can't wait. Keep us informed.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #17
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:42 PM   #18
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Cant wait for the updates. Good luck and safe travels
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #19
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Too cool. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:44 PM   #20
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #21
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Good Luck Buff. Put one down. That sounds like an awesome hunt
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #22
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Best of luck. Keep us posted as best you can because this thread is as close as most of us will ever get to a hunt like this.

Be safe.

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #23
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Go get one Buff!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #24
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When I grow up, I want to be Buff!

Good luck!!! Looking forward to your updates.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #25
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #26
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good luck buff
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #27
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Going to be greatness.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #28
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Awesome. Good luck buff. Get one!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #29
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This should make for an interesting story. Good luck Marty!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #30
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Good luck,stay safe!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #31
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good luck
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #32
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Shank him in the gizzard Buff!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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Wow, I'm sure there have been plenty of threads with a lot of "subscribers"..... but this one has to hit near the top. Cant wait and thanks for sharing. Good luck
Oh yeah, almost forgot...subscribed
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #34
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Good luck!!! This is gonna be good!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #35
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get em!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #36
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Wish I could be there with you. Best of luck
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #37
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Dang, why didn't you pick a challenging hunt?

Good luck!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #38
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Best of luck, look forward to the updates!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #39
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Very cool. Looking forward to updates.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #40
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Excited to see my first EL-dp.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #41
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Elephant gonna die I have faith in Buff.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #42
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Good luck, a jumbo is at the top of my bucket list. Safe travels and may your broadheads fly true.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:06 PM   #43
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Good luck, subscribed
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #44
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In. Good luck!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #45
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #46
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In on this hunt. Best of luck to ya!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #47
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Have I mentioned the man crush, that I have on you, lately?

May your arrow fly true!
Good luck, Marty!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #48
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Good luck
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #49
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Marty, just make sure the elephant takes a deep breath before the shot, that way you will be able to see his ribs and shoot between them!!!!!!!!!LOL
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #50
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Wow I have to follow this one. I hope you have phone service and GOOD LUCK!!!
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