January 31st, 2018

Safari Club Int’l Convention: January 31 – February 3 in Las Vegas

Safari Club International Convention

Didn’t get enough gun stuff in Sin City during SHOT Show? Then head back to Las Vegas, Nevada for the biggest hunting/safari show of the year. The 46th Annual Safari Club International (SCI) Hunters’ Convention kicks off today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The big event runs through Saturday, February 3, 2018. Over 20,000 hunters and sportsmen are expected to attend this year. Ask any member who has attended the SCI Convention, and you will likely hear, “You have to go! It is the ultimate hunters’ market/showcase.”

Millions in Auction Items This Year
The SCI show is famed for its fund-raising auctions. At this year’s Convention, exotic firearms (valued up to $150,000), once-in-a-lifetime hunts, and fine collectibles will be auctioned. Net proceeds from the auctions are used by SCI to promote conservation and game management efforts worldwide. Here’s a past auction item, a Krieghoff Double Rifle valued at $84,000. This ‘Legends of the Hunt’ double rifle, chambered in .470 Nitro Express, was custom engraved by master engravers Michael Oke and Andreas Scholz. The stock is exhibition-grade Turkish walnut with ebony pistol grip and fore-end tip. There are gold barrel bands and gold accents on the express sight blades and double triggers.

Krieghoff .470 Nitro Express

Over 1000 Exhibitors from 33 Countries
This is a huge event, with over 1000 exhibitors from 33 countries and six continents. Notably, hundreds of top guides and outfitter services are showcased in the Outfitters Hall. The SCI convention also features many firearms manufacturers and custom gun builders. In the Gun Maker’s village prestigious European gun makers and engravers display their work.

World Heritage Rifle .375 H & H Safari Club international SCi

World Heritage Series Rifle #4 – Oceania
Donated By: Ryan Breeding Rifle-Maker
Valued at: $150,000.00

This unique, one-of-a-kind custom Magnum Mauser in .375 H & H — was created as the fourth rifle in the World Heritage Series. It is item SN009 in the Saturday Night auction.

The SCI convention boasts “the largest display of wildlife art at one venue anywhere in the world” according to Ammoland.com. This year the work of 50+ artists and 100+ taxidermists will be on display.

Namibia Hunting safari
Photo courtesy Namibia Hunting Safaris.

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