Musings regarding the Q fix in Africa

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Hello all!
Years ago, I won a bid on 10 day safari, then before I could go, Covid locked the world down....a few times!
Finally got to go a few weeks ago; my rifle of choice was the q fix in 308 with a swaro z6i 1-6, with my back up scope being a bushy LRSHi 4-22 with the circle of death reticle.
Things I really appreciated about the rifle:
-Light weight- that mattered more every day!
-Accurate
-short bolt throw, allowing for quick follow up shots
-fed from pmags (hunted with a 10 rounder, had a 20 rounder in case of spicy time)
-folder!!!! Space in the vehicle was at a premium, and it was super low profile while in town
-safety was very intuitive, as a follow up from a lifetime of AR usage
-trigger- but I really appreciate a two stage trigger!!
The grass was the tallest it had been in many, many years, so shooting was close (less than 200 yards, generally) and fast- with a premium on breaking the shot as soon as possible as one step and they were out of sight.
Shot out of a ground blind, off the rack on the truck, shooting sticks, kneeling, standing and a tree, so a great variety of positions.
Between shooting run and guns and a great train up from a fantastic friend, using the magwell as a brace off of any of the above was a just fantastic feature as was the nimbleness of the rifle in general.
The swaro was/is a fantastic scope, the illumination was just awesome- the fix and swaro was just a great package for me at that time, at that place for that range.
The only thing I would have changed was to have doubled down on the lightness by using a proof barrel.
Ammunition was Norma 180 grain bondstrike, with multiple PHs asking what I was using.
Anyway, just thought I would share a few thoughts with the hive mind, thank you for reading!
Jordan
 

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Thank you for the review. That is some beautiful horns on that Kudu, congratulations! Hope you could bring some of the Biltong back to the USA.
 

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And i was curious about the meat. I presume you could enjoy some onsite, but can you bring any, in any form back?
 

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Sadly, no meat importation is allowed- but yes, we were able to eat what we shot and I can say with no doubt at all that zebra is so much better than horse (i was stationed in Germany, so horse was absolutely a thing).
Thank you all for the kind words, off to check out the 338 project referenced above! :)
Jordan
 

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Sadly, no meat importation is allowed- but yes, we were able to eat what we shot and I can say with no doubt at all that zebra is so much better than horse (i was stationed in Germany, so horse was absolutely a thing).
Thank you all for the kind words, off to check out the 338 project referenced above! :)
Jordan
Its a beaut of a rifle concept he has going
 

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Tex,
I won the safari through Ubathi Safaris, and yes, I would absolutely recommend them- be aware, however, that i have no other comparison.
I can say that me and my son were treated very well, and the PH was fucking outstanding!
Thank you!
Jordan
 

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Thanks, Nightman!


Not directed at anyone, just more background information:
I was on the fence about writing anything at all about the hunt/rifle, don't know the usefulness of the info.
I will say that i was going to take my Blaser rifle system, but in this case, the fix was absolutely superior due to the detachable magazines that are not expensive and hold a lot o'rounds, the folding stock (EVERY ride was a Drakar death rally, and I didn't wish to have the stock to throat-check my shit every day!) and the safety was....easy. The blaser is more accurate, with a slightly better trigger and one can change barrels and calibers far easier- but these attributes paled in this specific use case, by this specific individual.
The scope was amazing, and I will repot on that in a more appropriate posting area.
Thanks again,
jordan
 

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Thanks, Nightman!


Not directed at anyone, just more background information:
I was on the fence about writing anything at all about the hunt/rifle, don't know the usefulness of the info.
I will say that i was going to take my Blaser rifle system, but in this case, the fix was absolutely superior due to the detachable magazines that are not expensive and hold a lot o'rounds, the folding stock (EVERY ride was a Drakar death rally, and I didn't wish to have the stock to throat-check my shit every day!) and the safety was....easy. The blaser is more accurate, with a slightly better trigger and one can change barrels and calibers far easier- but these attributes paled in this specific use case, by this specific individual.
The scope was amazing, and I will repot on that in a more appropriate posting area.
Thanks again,
jordan
Thanks for including that. Always good to see rifles being used in the field.