I decided on the 10x56 as I wanted to be able to bring the deer that little bit closer than my usual 8x pair. As a professional deer stalker this has proven invaluable over the last few weeks during the Roe Rut when it is crucial to be able to size up an animal prior to making a decision as to its cull worthiness.
The .30.06 Springfield pronounced ‘thirty ‘ought’ six’ is perhaps the most iconic calibre ever to have emerged from the United States.
Tikka T3 - I have just taken delivery of a new Tikka T3 Lite synthetic. My prime objectives when purchasing a new rifle were reliability, accuracy and great value and there is no doubt that this rifle ticks all three boxes.
.270 Winchester Rifle Calibre Originally developed in 1923 and released by Winchester in 1925 this cartridge is basically a necked down .30.06 Springfield.
The 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser or simply 6.5 Swedish as it is often referred, although relatively new amongst UK stalkers is not in fact a new calibre.
.308 Calibre Possibly one of the most successful and popular centre fire cartridges ever produced.
During the summer months when the under storey is up to your waist and crops in the adjacent fields are at full height, the possibility of taking prone and kneeling shots is negligible, and other alternative shooting positions must be adopted.
A while back I bought a pair of Bushnell range finder binoculars. The idea was that instead of having to carry a pair of binoculars and a range finder I could get the benefits of both in one package.