Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

Enjoy exciting hunting stories told by SCI members and read about the latest guns and gear they’re using in the bush.

Facts and Fictions


rifle barrels
Assuming barrels of the same contour, which these are not, accuracy-wise the odds are with the shorter, stiffer barrel. With iron sights, however, the longer barrel with its longer sight radius would have an advantage in aiming accuracy.

As a young and impressionable youth preoccupied with guns and hunting, I heard a lot of “facts” regarding both that I’ve long since learned are untrue. What is amazing, however, is how Continue reading Facts and Fictions

SCI & Rigby Set New Rifle Auction Record!


Copyright--John-Rigby-&-Co-2The upper limits of fine firearms value has been redefined with the John Rigby & Co. and SCI’s collaborative effort for the second in the World Heritage Rifle series. Built by Rigby as a tribute to Jim Corbett’s legendary rifle, the Asian rifle sold at auction on the final night of the 2016 SCI Convention for $250,000, making it the highest price paid for a bolt-action rifle at any SCI Auction. Continue reading SCI & Rigby Set New Rifle Auction Record!

American Hunting Is Going To The Hogs


Boddington with a nice wild boar from central Texas. Texas has one of the most widespread populations, as well as one of the largest. In many areas, they have become a serious problem.
Boddington with a nice wild boar from central Texas. Texas has one of the most widespread populations, as well as one of the largest. In many areas, they have become a serious problem.

Like so many other deer stands across the Deep South, this stand in southern Georgia overlooked a massive power line right-of-way, 200 yards across, God knows how many miles long, heavy pine forest on both sides. Mature pine forest provides awesome security Continue reading American Hunting Is Going To The Hogs

2016 Veterans Breakfast


Safari Club International honored America’s veterans and raised funds and awareness for the SCI Veterans programs. After the Honor Guard marched in the flag, Congressman Ryan Zinke expressed his support of SCI and all the veterans they serve, then lead the room in the Pledge of Allegiance.

After remarks and thanks from SCI/F President Joe Hosmer, SCI President-Elect Paul Babaz and SCI President Larry Higgins, Jim Shockey presented a retrospective of hunting programs from the silent era of film to today.