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Marrakai
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Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro
      #220087 - 23/11/12 10:06 PM

G'day all.
A few mango seasons have rolled past since I last posted regularly on NE.com, and many of the older members have probably been wondering what happened. Its a long story, suffice to say that I have still been hunting when opportunity permits and have acquired a couple more interesting toys along the way.

For those of you who remember the "Fat Lady", I am sad to report that she will be looking for a new dance partner in the near future, as I have over-committed financially with a 'new' .577 Army & Navy double, a 12-bore Paradox, and a Jeffery .256 Mannlicher, all currently in-bound.

With this in mind, and the fast-approaching wet-season combined with increasing commitments over the holiday period, I took the Greener .577 out for a "last hurrah!"

Hope you enjoy the report: Last Dance with the Fat Lady

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Marrakai
When the bull drops, the bullshit stops!
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www.marrakai-adventure.com.au


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Sarg
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Marrakai]
      #220090 - 23/11/12 11:28 PM

Marrakai, Great to see you back, we have missed your input & knowledge base, not so happy to hear of the A&N 577 if it is a Webley long action in BPE from the US as you beat me out of it LoL !

I've been waiting for years on one of them, pleased you have it if that is the case, may be I could see it one day ?

Cheers


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NitroXAdministrator
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Sarg]
      #220095 - 24/11/12 01:19 AM

Good to see you back mate!

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John aka NitroX

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alexbeer
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Marrakai]
      #220128 - 24/11/12 07:40 AM

Welcome back Marrakai,

Nice to see (?) you again .

You certainly have been missed around here.

Pictures will be good when your new toys arrive.

Best
ALEX

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gatsby
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Marrakai]
      #220132 - 24/11/12 10:29 AM

What are the details of the paradox?

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"Recoil is insignificant when there is a tiger on the head of your elephant" The Maharaja of Cooch Behar



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AkMike
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: gatsby]
      #220139 - 24/11/12 12:06 PM

Welcome back!

It was a pleasure to meet you for a brief moment last June with Cal and Bob.

That Fat Lady sang one heck of a last song!

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"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand


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NitroXAdministrator
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Marrakai]
      #220140 - 24/11/12 12:08 PM



Very nice trophy too during the hot hunting month of November.

Always interesting to read and hear about buffalo even when hard hit by a large calibre, still taking several shots to finally succumb. Something many do not realise.

Thanks for the post and hearing you still walk the Earth.

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John aka NitroX

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"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


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ozhunter
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: NitroX]
      #220143 - 24/11/12 01:16 PM

Quote:


Always interesting to read and hear about buffalo even when hard hit by a large calibre, still taking several shots to finally succumb. Something many do not realise.






Then ad the fact that it is possibly charging from Tall grass or bush thicket at a few paces then you increase the benefits of a heavy large diameter bullet or two.
My last three Buffalo hunts where ideal situations for a heavy double. Come to think about it, so was my two Lion hunts, all of my Elephant hunts and a good portion of the other buffalo taken.


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drbd
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: ozhunter]
      #220191 - 25/11/12 09:01 AM

Is the Fat Lady for sale?

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NitroXAdministrator
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: drbd]
      #337775 - 10/02/20 10:09 PM

Tags:

Fat Lady, .577 Light Nitro, Greener Empire,

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John aka NitroX

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"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


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93x64mm
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: NitroX]
      #337786 - 10/02/20 11:16 PM

A very nice buff Marrakai to say the least!
Certainly well & truly in the trophy class


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85lc
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: 93x64mm]
      #337800 - 11/02/20 03:15 AM

Marrakai,
Two very nice articles and great gun insight. Thanks

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RB


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Daryl_S
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: 85lc]
      #337807 - 11/02/20 06:22 AM

Good story, Marrakai.

Doesn't Mic own the fat lady now? Or, is his another "Lady".

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Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


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Marrakai
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Daryl_S]
      #337826 - 11/02/20 01:33 PM

Mick (264) is still the current custodian of the Fat Lady afaik, and while he obviously has choices when he opens the gunsafe prior to a hunt, that stumpy double has been put to good use in his employ!

I moved it on to help afford an original Army&Navy-retailed Webley screw-grip in .577 Express as a replacement.

Killed a few buff with the 'new' rifle but still haven't bent the stock to fit me properly so the recoil is a bit "uncomfortable". Some might even refer to the 650gr bullet at 1840 fps from a 10 1/4 lb gun as "brutal" but they're obviously just softies...!

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Marrakai
When the bull drops, the bullshit stops!
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www.marrakai-adventure.com.au


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264
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: Marrakai]
      #337840 - 11/02/20 10:03 PM

Yes I still own the "Fat Lady". Its not going any where !
Didn't use it much last year and on the few trips I carried it no game taken.
Still running Marraki's loads as they regulate well. Intimidating round that surprises most people when they shoot it that the recoil isn't that bad. 650 woodleighs handle buff well.
heres some footage of it in action. @1.12
cheers Mick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DDe2vPwro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmviS8rogg
reloading for the 577 2 3/4 light nitro


Edited by 264 (11/02/20 10:14 PM)


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Daryl_S
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Re: Nice buff with the .577 Light Nitro [Re: 264]
      #337848 - 12/02/20 05:14 AM

Thanks Mic.

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Daryl


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