In 1964, Winchester created a very memorable ad campaign for the Model 70. The company sent Professional Hunter David Ommanney to Africa with one of the rifles in .458 Winchester Magnum, where he shot all things sporting to show its merits. Winchester referred to Ommanney as “Our Man in Africa.” The 1964 version of the Model 70 was a flop with the public, but the ads were pure Africana.
Sporting Classics had its own man in Africa recently when Rifle Editor Ron Spomer trekked the Dark Continent in search of Cape buffalo. His weapon was a .416 Rigby Mauser, killing Black Death where it stood via a single shot.
For more videos from Ron’s adventures, check out his YouTube page today!