Re: NZ Long Range Hunting
Thanks again for your comments guys.
Jim B, we call them wapiti here in NZ and they live in the remotest, wildest mountains we have, Fiordland. I go south to hunt them every year, its my favourite extreme wilderness hunting experience. Our wapiti used to be as big as your best elk, but unfortuinately through interbreeding with the red deer, their body and antler size has diminished somewhat. I'll post up some pics when I get a minute.
Anybody can come hunt in NZ, anytime of year, but antlers are hard from March to September if you're after trophies.
Blas 93, I don't know Lethien Valley outfitters but that doesn't mean anything. Tahr hunting is another one of my favourites and they are a species that ideally suit long range hunting, due to how high they live in the mountains.
I.P., Charles A. pretty much answered your question. Accuracy wise, barrel harmonics are helped by having weight in front of the muzzle, which is why barrel tuners work. A suppressor acts as a fixed tuner.
Wildcat, some specs on this rifle in post somewhere above, let me know if there's anything else you want to know.