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Old July 2, 2013, 09:13 AM   #1
Magnum Wheel Man
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african / alaskan safari on the cheap... fun practice...

so lately I've been accumulating a bunch of realistic molded plastic toys, with the intention of having some friends over for a "safari" my game runs from Elephants, Rhinos, Water Buffalo, Kudu, etc. to American Bison, grizzly / brown bear, etc... I've made up a bunch of little steel platforms using 4" X 4" X 1/8" plate & rebar for stakes to step into the ground, a chunk of double faced tape, or a backwards loop of duct tape aught to hold the animal on the platform unless a solid hit is made...

I haven't decided if 22's should be the weapon, or if we should try using high powers at the level needed to actually take the animal in real life ( I'm sure a 416 Rigby would blow all to heck, a 2" X 4" plastic water buffalo, so 22's might be the weapon of choice... all my animals look real, looking through a scope aught to be fun to put the cross hairs on the front shoulder of a water buffalo...

anyone ever do anything similar ???

thinking 22's shooting 25-75 yards

could use small caliber high powers at 75 - 150 yards...

what do ya'll think ???

imagine dialing up the magnification on your scope & putting the crosshairs on this bad boy

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Old July 3, 2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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air rifles will make it even more interesting................
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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You could always glue it to the top of an RC car and pretend he's charging you.
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