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Old 04-06-2019, 05:57 PM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Oct 2013
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
The 7x57 in anything seems to bring top dollar. I know where theres an FN in 7mm that I would like to pick up.

I have a buddy that is a PH in 5 or 6 countries in Africa that has a Ruger #1 in 7x57. I did a couple safaris with him and on one of them my rifles got held up for a couple of days due to an airline misroute problem. I used the Ruger until mine showed up and was very impressed with the cartridge. I took several impala, a warthog or 2 and a kudu with it. It worked extremely well. There is a reason it is one of the old classics for African hunting. The original 30-03 cartridge the US Govt had was little more than a 7x57 necked up to 30 cal.
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