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Re: New Rifle Dilemma
Reply #15 - Aug 20th, 2021 at 1:05pm
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6.5x55bjai wrote on Aug 19th, 2021 at 9:34am:
Maddoghunter wrote on Aug 18th, 2021 at 11:20am:
Micky Duck wrote on Aug 17th, 2021 at 10:13pm:
my stalking rifle,my out to 400mtrs rifle is a howa in 270 and fitted with 4x scope...
if you think rifle is heavy...just take out something with a bull barrel for a day...your howa will seem MUCH lighter again.
I did on Sunday,and by mid day my arms knew all about it.

4x scope???
That must be a classic

When I started hunting, mmmm, too many years ago to recall now, scopes on rifles were about 50% versus iron sights. And scopes were mostly 4 power. Vari power were available and were expensive and not always reliable.
I hunted tahr with a 4x scope and wasn't disadvantaged.
Shot some my best groups ever (young eyes then) with a 4x scope on first a 222 and later a 22/250.
Nowadays shooters anquish that they are "underscoped" with a 4-12 on top!

Had a 2.75 Bushnell on my 308 for 30 years, great bush scope, quick target acquisition, wide field of view, less apparent  ‘shake’ when shooting off-hand. Not so flash on open tops though!

Now have 3-9 varipower, ALMOST best of both worlds Smiley
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Re: New Rifle Dilemma
Reply #16 - Aug 24th, 2021 at 5:42pm
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Howa mini action is a light rifle and not expensive.  Accurate too. They come in Mini action: .223 Remington, 7.62x39, 6.5 mm Grendel Short action: .22-250, .223 Remington, .204 Ruger, 6.5×55mm, .308 Winchester.. Take your pick

They have a 10 shot mag which is handy. Have the .223 which has shot a lot of wallabies. Thought the barrel was buggered but gave it a super clean and its come back to life..

I have a kimber montana in .243 with a new remington 700 barrel on it. Not quite as lightweight at the original but still a light rig Smiley

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