Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

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Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by Packmule » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:38 pm

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So I just sent off my down payment for my dream hunt, a Hound Lion hunt in NM for next Feb. I have been wanting to go and do that
since I quit guiding so long ago. I went on plenty lion hunts in my younger days just never the shooter. I am thinking of taking a Model 8 of course
but also considering taking a westley richards lee speed I am getting soon. Which ever it will be a classic rifle for sure should make Teddy Proud. I know its a ways away but man am I excited ......... Will make sure to take lots of pictures to go with the story, and maybe just maybe
dispatch a large Catamount with a Great Model 8........stay tuned might even find me a outfit like Teddy's in the pic above now that be a great picture!
thanks RJ


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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by DWalt » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:21 pm

Teddy included a Model 8 in .35 Rem in his battery for use on plains game during his 1909 African safari. Maybe you should try to find one of those.

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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by Packmule » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:33 pm

my little carbine is a 1907 circa MDL 8 , 35 rem will have to take the stith off that hunt but it would work. You can take two lions now in NM with one lic. So maybe one with a model 8 and one with the Lee speed would be the order of the day ........


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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by 81police » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:10 pm

you gotta take the Model 8 Pack! We need more modern Model 8/81 hunting pictures!
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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by DWalt » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:07 pm

In addition to the Model 8, Teddy also took two other American rifles - a "sporterized" U. S. Springfield Model 1903 in .30-'06 and a Winchester Model 1895 in .405 Winchester. Either of those would make your hunt more historically authentic to T.R.'s spirit than the W-R Lee.

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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by rem81auto » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:50 am

Wonder I if the guide is talking to Kermit on his cell phone ??

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Re: Teddy Roosevelt Style Lion hunting

Post by In The Ten Ring » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:35 am

Could you imagine an American president (or any world leader for that matter) going on a (real) safari these days?

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