Long range accuracy & tree climbers
Howdy Fellas, I am from Louisiana and though I hunt leased land I also hunt public land where portable tree stands are a must . In our neck of the woods any shots over 300yds are considered long . The climbing tree stand with some type of rest is the preferred stand for covering a cutover or wrp .
I recently purchaced what I hope will be a practicle rifle for shots on deer out to 435yds (a forty) yet handy enough to hike with, and carry a stand on your back not to mention be handled in the stand 30' in the air. I selected a ruger 77 hawkeye ss laminant in 25-06 lh with a Meopta 3-9x40 . What suggestions might you fellas have for improving the setup , it shoots 1" moa with hornady 117 gr SST in a factory load. I will handload for next year, what accuracy is required for this setup to work . Also I selected the rather light caliber since a plate in my left sholder has left me rather recoil sensative. I will be beding the action and floating the barrel shortly the trigger is a crisp 4lbs but breaks clean your thouught please!