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Old 05-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #21
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HELLO!

The thread is about poaching game animals in Africa. Thread drift. Take it somewhere else, folks.
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It's too bad those guys in Africa can't help us with this bear problem here.

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get it in very adverse conditions and see how long you say that with swamp water and mud getting into it,, you will change your mind

accurate yes
reliable yes only when cleaned
battle weapon no wont survive with lack of care

i have had custom $3k ar10 sets up and i have had $175 beat up ak47, and the ak will survive far better but the ar will work like a precision rifle
BS. Ive had my M-16 in some bad stuff, dirt, sand, mud, swamp water. Ive dragged it, dropped it, threw it and it always worked. Some of you gun counter commando's don't know jack about the AR just the garbage you read online. There is a reason its been around for 50yrs. Ask a combat vet what he thinks of his M-16, M4. I guarantee the overwhelming majority will speak favorably about their AR.

Back on topic. Isnt there a show on Discovery or something where some ex-sf guy's are fighting poachers in Africa? Pretty sure Ive seen the advertisement but not the actual show.
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Back on topic. Isnt there a show on Discovery or something where some ex-sf guy's are fighting poachers in Africa? Pretty sure Ive seen the advertisement but not the actual show.
i think there was a documentary on Netfilx about it
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Ah yes, Rednecks w/ AK's.
Now you must admit there is a difference between hunting and poaching.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/7-62x39-acceptible-hunting-round-you-decide-60350/index2.html
im sure many many hogs and other large game are hunted with AK47 in south Africa by the people that live there


The poachers use snares, the AK is used to finish the task. There is a show called Rhino wars.
http://explorernews.com/news/article_fb478178-90ee-11e2-be17-0019bb2963f4.html

Legitimate hunters in S.Africa obey the law. For plains game .30cal rifles are required to use 180gr bullets. These poachers are shooting heavy "dangerous" game w/ AKs. But when an animal is caught in a snare, 10 shots from an AK at point blank range does damage. The poachers also jump the borders from neighboring countries. They are not locals. It is quite sickening.

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HELLO!

The thread is about poaching game animals in Africa. Thread drift. Take it somewhere else, folks.
Not game animals, but protected species.
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i agree that poaching is another thing,, but it does happen a lot over there it seems,,, i never said it was right just that it is being done

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i dare you to pull the trigger on a D.I. gun under water,,,
Why would I want to?

Back on topic.

I'm guessing the reason they use AKs is because they are cheap and plentiful. 7.62x39mm is not a round I would want to hunt anything larger than a deer or small bear with.
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There are two kinds of poachers.

The ones poaching for ivory, rhino horn for impotent orientals, or exotic hides etc.. - Money.

The ones wanting to eat game instead of starving, eating the neighbors, or being eaten by the neighbors. - Survival.

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i agree that poaching is another thing,, but it does happen a lot over there it seems,,, i never said it was right just that it is being done
It is actually a small group, or groups from neighboring countries. It is all about money. The people that transport the goods make a boatload. There was just an insodent were a chinese freighter ran onto a protected reef. The ship had hundreds of exotic animals, dead headed for China.

Here it is.
http://inhabitat.com/chinese-ship-carrying-22000-pounds-of-illegal-anteater-meat-crashes-into-protected-reef-in-philippines/

22,000 pounds, think about that.
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