A group of us has taken a lease on a good lump of forestry about 20 mins outside FW.Fingers and any other parts of my anatomy are crossed for a Sika stag [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Just returned from Perthshire.
You were correct about the weather mate.It rained so hard it made my head hurt [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img].For two days solid. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Bagged a very nice Fallow Buck with some decent palmations and a good fallow doe.Saw no Prickets,and only one Roe doe.Plenty of Red Stags on the hill, but out of season [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
As soon as i get my head together i will get some pics posted.
As for my leupold....Well i have to admit it cost me a shot on a Fallow Doe on the edge of dark.I could see her OK with the Zeiss bino`s, but not the scope and therefore was not comfortable with the shot.I am certain had my Meopta been there i would have been fine.
To be fair to Leupold,when the designer of the 6.5x20x50 VX111 LRT sat down at his drawing board,he did not have dark,wet,miserable evenings in Perthshire as his performance criteria and i was asking the scope to do something it was not designed to do.
PS... How do you get a Ked from up your nose? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
E-mail me and i will tell you what car Ian drives [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img](BOY RACER) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
i'm very poor, my wife takes all my money and spends it on bingo fags and booze and nights out for her mates, the rest she squanders on donna kebabs and having her facial hair removed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
She was kind enough though to leave me some to buy my boy racer turbo nutter car with just enough room to carry the twelve kids and the wifes mother, with gran running along outside tide to the bumper, closely followed by tyson the pit bull.
I had to sell my left kidney to pay for my stick and i allowed them to cary out medical experiments on the wifes mother to pay for my scope and reloading equipment. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
(the funny thing is there's no difference to her personality)
"I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
i will let you out of your misery, i can tell you are dying to know.
Fully accurised 700 action with holland recoil lug and bolt handle.
Rifle basix trigger.
Pac-nor 3 groove, 1 in 8 twist No8 contour 27" stainless barrel chambered in 243 Ackley.
Bedded in to a HS precision Pro series 2000 stock fitted with a versa pod bi-pod.
A Leupold 8.5-25x50 MK4 with M1 turrets and mill-dot reticle is clamped with MK4 rings onto a Warne tactical rail.
I have not shot it yet because the wife has gone off on a 6 month hen party to Majorca and left me to look after the kids and her mother.
Bread and water and dead rats for the mother in law is using up most of my food budget, what i've got left has enabled me to load up one round.
"I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got inthe way"
There are various models in the Leupold range each to a respective price, therefore it is not fair to compare a VX3 or older Vari x 3 with the likes of Swarovski, S&B or Nightforce BR & NXS! The Mark 4 fixed or variables will be a match though although a lot cheaper.
Meoptas brilliant underestimated scopes, shame about the five price hikes in the last few years but still approx 3/5 the price of a Kahles.
We may get accused of hi-jacking this thread but.....
Now that sounds like a very nice stick, a tad American other than the versa pod but very, very nice. Who put her together….sounds like the sort of thing Rifle Craft would put together.
Now I have been known to escape from behind the Iron Curtain, I usually get as far as Bisley around the time of the Phoenix. It takes them a couple of days to find me and drag me back.
When the wife returns from Majorca you will be in need of a short break somewhere like…..Bisley where you will be lured into harems of RPA, Norman Clarks and Fultons….. the experience usually results in the joy of a new rifle or three but leaves the wallet some what deflated. The addiction gets to the point that you no longer notice or care that you have sold your turbo charged super car and drive a Skoda to pay for another beautiful curvaceous and tactile rifle…..I am already past well the point of no return. Eventually you will feel the need to sell the mother in law and buy S&B scopes.
In fairness because you shared your rifle specs mine are: 260 Rem tight neck 28” Border r5 cut rifled tube 32mm diameter no taper. AICS 2.0 stock, RPA Quadlite repeater action with 20moa picatinny rail, RPA 1lb trigger, heavily re-engineered Accushot ASAI monopod, Parker Hale bipod with Norman Clark cant lock screw. USO bubble level. When they show up a S&B 5-25x56 will go on top with Badger rings (I sometimes borrow a NXS until the S&B`s show).
Little sister is on her way, she will identical but with a shorter barrel…possibly in 6BR Norma or 6.5x47 Lapua…if it happens. When I decide on caliber and get a barreled action she is ready to put together…..Well worth driving a Skoda for.