Rifle hunting is by far the most popular method of hunting in South Africa and thousands of international hunters travel here to spend time rifle hunting for plains game and dangerous game.  Approximately 95% of trophies taken in South Africa are taken using a bolt action rifle. The bolt action rifle is the most common type of rifle used for hunting in South Africa. The accuracy of bolt-action rifles is legendary. Bolt action rifles are also extremely powerful, and can take down animals from distance with minimal fuss.

These are some of the advantages of bolt action rifles for African hunting:

- Bolt actions are repeating rifles with usually a capacity of four shots, one in the chamber and three in the magazine, before reloading is required.

- Bolt actions are, generally, the most reliable type of repeating rifle.

- The bolt action, because of its camming action when the bolt is opened, has more extraction power than any other type. An advantage in the high temperatures of Africa when the cartridge pressures go up.

-  They are generally capable of very good accuracy, much better accuracy than double rifles.

-  Bolt actions are as strong or stronger than any other action type and can handle the most powerful high-pressure cartridges.

-  The bolt action is not as complicated than other types and can be field stripped and cleaned without tools.

-  These rifles are usually very easy to equip with a telescopic sight.

-  There is a wide selection of different brands and models of factory made bolt action rifles, something for every taste and budget.

-  They are comparatively affordable when compared to most other rifle types.

 
If you would like assistance in bringing your favourite rifle and clearing it through customs, we recommend obtaining a pre-authorized permit through the following company:

Hunter permits Africa - www.hunterspermitsafrica.co.za

 

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