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Safari Rifle Shoot
I used to call it "Big Bore Shoot"

Phoenix AZ
Next shoots:
2018 or sooner
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safari 2017
Photo from the 2017 Safari Shoot

Photos from prior shoots


(Mar 14)
Mar 14 Safari shoot

Mar 14 Safari shoot

Mar 14 Safari shoot

Mar 14 Safari shoot

Mar 14 Safari shoot

Mar 14 Safari shoot
March 14 Shoot winner (again)
Remember! Winner gets a Pith Helmet and is required to wear it at every subsequent shoot!



(sept 12)

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that thing he's shooting at is a hippo in water!

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and then my camera ran out of memory

march 31 2012 safari shoot winner
Safari Shoot Winner, Mar 2012
Pics from earlier shoots (oct 2011 first):
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and below from april 2011
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Pachyderm Run
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Big Cats, that lion is moving
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Elephants, cull the tuskless first
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Charging Buff!
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Plains Game
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  Apr 2011 Winner's rifle and prize Hat

Saturday 25-Mar-17
25-Mar-17 plains big 5 ch buff boating ivory    
Shooter stage 1 Big 5 Buff boating Ivory total Rifle(s)/Calibers
Roger R 150 40 150 130   470 .35 Whelen, .411
Mike S 150 110 130 60 140 590 9.3x62
Matt  H 150 250 130 130 140 800 9.3x62
Larry  M 150 250 60 60 320 840 .375
Bill P 150 250 60 60 -40 480 9.3x74R, .450-400, .416 Rigby, 9.3x62


Saturday, 26-Mar-16
Despite the small number of shooters, everybody had a good time at the shoot today. 
It was hot, but we've experienced hotter. 
Scored Kills & Ivory only this time to simplify scoring.
 
Shoot (and Pith Helmet Winner) Mike 960 points 9.3x62
Mark 930
Matt 910
Roger 870
Freddie 810
Ka'imiloa 800 .500 3" Black Powder

Sunday 29-Mar-15

Shooter stage 1 time Big 5 time Buff boating Ivory total Rifle(s)
Bret C 110 56 250 60 130 200 210 784  
Matt  H 150 94 250 91 130 200 180 725 9.3x62
Mike S 110 91 250 97 200 -10 240 602 9.3x62
Larry  M 110 99 250 91 -10 200 240 600  
Mark H 110 81 110 70 60 200 240 569 .375 H&H, .470NE, .416 Rem
Kaimiloa C 120 115 180 175 60 130 210 410 .450x3-1/4" BPE, 7mm RM
Bill P 110 106 110 95 60 200 70 349 .300 H&H, .450/400, .416 Rigby
Robert  P 110 96 40 90 130 130 100 324  
Bill W 150 65 180 75 60 -80 100 270 35Br-Wh, .375 flanged, .450/400
Roger R 70 90 40 97 130 200   253 .411?
Gregg G 110 62 110 61 -10 130   217 .450 Rigby
Norm L -10 70 130 76   200   174 .375 H&H  
Mike N 150 168 180 166 -10 60 -40 6 9.3x62
Steve C 110 134 40 119 -80 60   -123 .470 NE



Mar 30, 2014
Shooter stage 1 time stage 2 stage 3 time stage 4 stage 5 total Rifle(s)
Matt  H 60 80 170 200 75 120 210 605 9.3x62 & .375
Mike S 100 91 120 160 76 105 200 518 9.3x62
John G 100 147 170 140 112 120 200 471 not stated
Eric  L 10 109 130 200 116 75 210 400 not stated
Bill W 40 114 200 120 112 75 180 389 .35 & .450/.400
Larry  M 90 121 170 125 80 120 60 364 .375 H&H
Kaimiloa C 90 122 65 160 123 75 180 325 7mm & .450x3.25
Bill P 60 108 -10 105 61 75 210 271 .300 H&H, .450/400, .416 Rigby, 9.3x62
John D 40 78 30 125 58 20 120 199 .375 & .58
Roger R 100 121 65 80 92 120 0 152 not stated
Stephen  T 30 96 110 180 76 0 0 148 .450-400 



Dec 29, 2013
Name Rifle stage 1 time stage 2 stage 3 time stage 4 stage 5 score
Kaimiloa C 12 Bore Paradox & 7RM 110 95 170 180 200 180 200 670
Matt H did not state -10 65 130 250 60 200 180 750
Larry M .375 H&H 70 100 80 250 105 200 10 530
Mark H .470, .375, 7x57 70 79 60 180 63 60 170 523
Robert P 9.3x74R & .375 10 88 60 110 88 130 180 439
Lance L 9.3x62 & '06 90 87 -80 110 68 130 95 315
Bill P (prior Winner) .450/400, #1 .300 H&H, 9.3x62, .416 Rigby 30 101 -60 110 60 130 110 284
Eric L (prior winner) .400/360 40 121 60 40 71 60 120 253
Bill W ,450/400 & .375 H&H -10 94 10 180 60 60 30 241
Mike R .450/400 double 0 70 -10 130 67 -80 110 138
Jim H .375 H&H 0 116 60 40 75 130 -40 124
There appears to be have been a math error when announcing the match winner. Details will be provided at the next match.


March 2013 shoot


Plains game
Buffs pachyderms
cats elephant

Name Rifle stage 1 time stage 2 stage 3 time stage 4 stage 5 score clients killed
Matt H 9.3x62mm 30 108 130 250 61 200 40 481 0
Rob M Zastava .458 Win Mag 110 169 130 180 80 200 30 401 0
Kaimiloa C .500x3" BPE double 110 164 60 250 108 60 145 353 0
Eric L (prior winner) .400/.360 Double 70 134 60 180 71 130 100 335 0
Ron B .375 H&H 80 110 130 130 61 10 85 264 0
John G Custom .375 H&H 110 148 70 180 70 60 30 232 1
Roger R (prior winner!) Ruger .411 110 135 60 180 65 60   210 1
Ronda S .308 (underpowered) -50 225 120 220 83 60   42 2
Bill P (prior Winner) .450/.400, .416 Rigby, 9.3x62, .300 H&H             110 lost card 0


Sep 2012 shoot
Name Plains Game run time Charging Buff Pachy run run time big cats elephant Score Rifles
Eric L. 100 119 170 230 77 200 210 714 Evans .400/.360
Bill P. 140 121 170 190 58 200 140 661 .300 H&H, .416 Rigby, .450/400NE, 9.3x62
Robert P. 130 99 140 250 56 110 180 655 Webley & Scott .450/.400 3.25"
Sean M. 120 109 140 230 39 160 150 652 .300 Win Mag, .416 Rem Mag
Kaimiloa C. -40 191 110 200 96 130 110 223 Alex Henry .450 3.25"
Mike R. 0 133 110 180 63 -80 150 164 Baikal Double .45-70
Notes: DQ that .45-70, at least it was a double!






March 2102 Shoot
We added a stop watch to the plains game stage and scored elephants by ivory weight:
Name Plains Game run time Charging Buff Pachy run run time big cats elephant Score Rifles
Philip  C. 150 122 170 250 98 200 240 790 .416 Rigby, .375 H&H
Bill P. 120 113 60 250 65 130 240 622 .300 H&H, .416 Rigby, .450/400NE, 9.3x62
Sirous N. 50 147 80 110 69 130 240 394 7mm Rem Mag, .375 H&H
Mike S. 110 105 30 110 78 200 100 367 9.3x62
Roger R. 150 132 170 180 75 60   353 .411
Tony Y. 110 182 60 180 155 200 100 313 .375 H&H, .416 Rigby
Gustavo C. 140 141 140 110 62 60   247 .411
Gary W. 110 111 60         59 .375 H&H 
Tim C. -10 187 100 40 141     -198 .458 Win Mag
Jim H.               0 no card turned in
Gregg G.               0 no card turned in
Bret  C.               0 no card turned in



October shoot:

Plains Buff pachy - time cats eleph

Shooter st 1 st 2 st 3 st 3 time st 4 st 5 total  rifles calibers
Sean M 100 140 200 27 150 150 713  M70 .375 H&H
Mike P 100 200 200 41 135 80 674  CZ .375 H&H
Don H 90 170 160 30 120 150 660
M70 .375 H&H
Eric L 90 170 180 49 55 150 596  SS & Double .400 3", .400/.360
Mark C 100 170 160 47 100 75 558
Wby .460 Wby
Philip  C 100 170 105 46 70 150 549
M70 .375 H&H
Rob M 80 170 180 67 100 80 543
Zastava .458 Win Mag
Bill P 50 170 180 43 20 150 527  #1H, #1S, CZ, CZ .300H&H, .450/400, 9.3x62, .416 Rigby
Kyle G 50 170 180 31 120 5 494
Whitworth .375 H&H
Mark H 40 170 105 36 55 150 484
M70, M70 .375 H&H & .458 Lott
Ka'imiloa C 40 110 180 84 20 5 271
Joseph Lang & son .500x3" BPE
Steve T 10 140 10 38 50 80 252
Hollis .450/400
Lance L 90 dnf dnf dnf dnf dnf 90
bolt action 9.3x62



Spring shoot was a blast!:
Name Rifle(s) st 1 st 2 st 3 time st 4 st 5 TOTAL
Bill P (winner)
#1: .300 H&H, .450/400, CZ: .416 Rigby, 9.3x62 80 100 200 -40 45 150 535
Mark C Whitworth .375 H&H 80 100 140 -41 60 150 489
Eric L .400/360, .360 WR, .450/400 50 75 160 -34 70 150 471
Mike D .338-06, .458 Lott 60 75 105 -26 45 150 409
Mark H .30-06, .375 70 70 160 -32 10 30 308
Don H .30-06, .375 60 40 140 -30 10 75 295
Steve A .500 NE Double 40 75 110 -30 50 50 295
Roger R .411 60 100 160 -45 dnf dnf 275
Bob B .450 Watts, 10 Bore 40 25 140 -29 30 5 211
Sirous N unk -10 100 85 -34 45 dnf 186
Roger R was a prior winner and wore his Pith Helmet, Bill P was this months winner!
Prize is a Pith Helmet, winner must wear it to every subsequent shoot!






Results from 30-Jan-2011

Name Rifle stage 1 stage 2 stage 3 stage 4 stage 5 time score clients killed
Mike B (Winner) .375 H&H 29 80 100 40 40 69 280 0
Don W .375 Ruger 30 80 100 40 40 77 273 0
Bill P #1H .450/.400 NE 3" 27 80 100 15 40 63 259 0
Kaimiloa C 1875 .450 double 26 80 100 15 40 98 223 0
Sean M .375 H&H M70 29 80 75 40 40 71 253 1
Norm L .375 H&H M70 27 55 75 40 40 49 248 1
Mike S (corrected score) #1H .458 Win Mag 30 55 75 15 15 89 161 1
Shane O .375 H&H M70 29 80 55 40 40 53 251 2
Dave R .375 H&H M70 30 80 75 40 15 94 206 2
Roger R (prior winner!) Ruger .411 30 55 75 15 15 70 180 2
Kehau C 1875 .450 double 25 30 75 15 15 113 107 2
Tom P Guide Gun .45-70 25 15 65 40 40 92 153 3
Rob M Zastava .458 Win Mag 28 40 75 -5 15 97 116 3
Jim H Rem 792 .458 win Mag 20 30 -25 15 40 81 59 5
Greg G (mild loads) Dakota .416 Rigby 26 80 100 40 40 64 282 6

Shoot Flyer


pics from 31-oct-10:

PRGC elephant
The PRGC elephant


PRGC elephant
Big 5 run


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original Martini!

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The ugly buff at 25 yds (also shot at 50 and 70 yds)

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Charging Buff
31-oct-10 results:
Name Rifle Caliber bullseye ugly buff big 5 run time charging buff elephant total clients killed
Roger  R bolt action .411 KDG 29 60 100 75.75 15 15 203.25 0
Norm  L Win M 70 .375 H&H 28 60 50 50.2 40 40 227.8 2
Mike P   .375 H&H 29 60 50 57.85 40 40 221.15 2
Bill P CZ550 .416 Rigby 26 60 25 58.97 15 40 167.03 3
Mark C Weatherby Mk I .460 Wby 30 60 55 89.63 -10 40 145.37 3
Mike S Ruger #1H .458  23 35 25 60.68 15 15 112.32 3
Robert G Martini-henry .577-.450 6 -10 50 66.54 -10 20 49.46 3
Will B Ruger RSM .458 Lott 29 60 35 47.27 -10 40 166.73 4
Jim H   .375 H&H 30 60 5 57.56 15 40 152.44 4
Lance L Mauser 9.3x62 29 60 0 76.66 40 40 152.34 4
Sirous N Ruger #1H .375 H&H 27 60 3 54.73 15 40 150.27 4
Kaimiloa  C Lincoln Jeffries .450x3-1/4 27 60 25 84.34 15 -10 92.66 4
Kehau C Lincoln Jeffries .450x3-1/4 24 60 5 96.94 15 15 82.06 4
Dave R Ruger M77 .416 Rigby 30 60 -20 105.92 15 15 54.08 4
Rob  M P14 Enfield .338-.378 wby 28 60 50 86.79 15 0 126.21 6
Jeff K   .416 Rem 27 60 -20 62.83 -10 0 54.17 6
Travis L Marlin 1895 .450 Marlin 28 35 0 60 40 20 123 DNF

We fired approx 15 shots, first bullseye, then ugly buff, 25, 50 then 70 yds approx
then charging buff, then a big-5 run, then the pop-up elephants.
if you wound or miss any of the big 5, or use an underpowered gun, your client is eaten or trampled.
17 shooters, 12 different calibers.

Prize for the winner:

http://www.villagehatshop.com/category/84/1/pith-helmets.html
Pith helmet


First, lets define "Big Bore"
This is a shoot for classic African rifles.
The rifles the British sportsman of the past used to hunt Africa and India and other parts of the empire.
buff  lion
I think .366/9.3 is about the minimum, others might start at .375 H&H or .400 Nitro
This is not for classic american big bores like the Sharps, there are other shoots for those.
And its not for pistol caliber rifles, that lever action in .45 LC is NOT an elephant gun!
Nor is it for .416 Cheytac or .338 Lapua or .50 BMG, big bores sure, but not what I had in mind.
We might allow the larger elk calibers, like .338 Win Mag just to expand the pool of available shooters....
Bolt actions, single shots and doubles in the big British Nitro Express calibers, THAT's what this shoot is for!

So, for anyone looking for an excuse to buy that Remington, CZ or Ruger .375 or .416, or a .458 Win Mag,
or something bigger...

Here're some videos from such a shoot in south africa:






The images below are from a shoot in Montana June 2009
Big bore shoot in Montana

Big bore shoot in Montana

Big bore shoot in Montana

Big bore shoot in Montana

Big bore shoot in Montana
The images above are from a shoot in Montana June 2009
courtesy of: Wally S





if you're interested in shooting next time or helping out, contact me
arizona@rifleshooting.org




see also
Monthly Hunting Rifle Shoot at PRGC

PRGC is a member-run club with 7 ranges from 10 meters to 500 yards.
Take 7th AVENUE south of baseline to the base of South Mountain.

915 W. Olney, Phoenix, 85041

http://www.phoenixrodandgun.org/

2 elephants
and they are multiplying
I've named them Phil (l) and Hattie (r)
big 5
and we have the Safari Press miniature Big 5 targets!


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