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  1. Hi all Am looking for a thermal spotter to aid in doing more accurate headcounts of game, mostly hare, roe and pheasant where we hunt. Does anyone have any experience with the xm30f or xq35 for the purpose of spotting rabbit, hare or roosted pheasant and if so at what distance? Roe should not be a problem because of their size… thank you for your time!
  2. Hi all as I passed my hunting license tests I’m on the lookout for a hunting-jacket within the “budget”brands as they call them here… all have good looking offerings but as I have no experience whatsoever I hope some of you might chime in with experiences etc. Mostly I’m looking for quiet-ish, stand up to a fair bit of rain if caught in a good shower, breathable for some rough-shooting I might do, game pocket is a plus. Longevity is a mayor point… Warmth is not a big issue as I always buy a bigger jacket and layer up underneath and carry a small waterproof or poncho in my pack. Th
  3. Hi all I was wondering if anyone has any tips on what to look for when buying a second hand o-u shotgun? My rfd has a couple of nice fabarms for sale that he claims are from a deceased older gentleman who hunted with them. I checked the following : clean barrels, no cracks in the wood ( a couple of,small dings/ scratches but nothing mayor), opening and closing feels solid, front end is quite stiff to take off (rfd said it is because it was likely seldomly taken off) , no pitting or rust inside or out, a slight dent in the top rib… He says it is a steel action, (any way to iden
  4. For now, the only (european) company that I found making a special nontox barrel was steyr or anshutz… a six land and groove instead of 4 and slightly less pronounced to reduce pressure,…) sadly it is sligthly too expensive for me right now?
  5. True, but when you go into it, check the length of the 200 grain bullet and compare it to a 168 gr mono bullet… the 200 grain is slightly shorter and would be shot at lower speed, thus stabilising… ( I don’t have any practical experience but have been reading and watching everything I can for the last 4 weeks so as a keyboard warrior I’m not sure how that holds up in reality of course…)
  6. Thanks all for chiming in! I’m going to err on the safe side and go for the (sadly uglier) 1:10 twist rifle… if I had access to more types of bullets/ munition for reloading,… I’d easily take the 1:11 twist sauer ( still might later on because I’m a sucker for pretty things… ) but alas, as a small country with few hunters, shops just don’t stock their shelves the same way they do in larger countries where hunting is (very) prevalent… for example, my local firearms dealer stocks 1 (!!) shotgun shell type in 20gauge… 4 brands of 308 ammo in just about all the same weight and grain. Do I need
  7. Hi all as I’m looking at buying my first rifle I’m bumping up against the following : I really like the sauer 100 in 308 with a twist rate of 1:11. I’d prefer to use nontoxic bullets ( since lead might/will get banned anyway… and here where I am, all nontox in 308 are 167 grain and up. I did calculations on bullet stability using bullets of equal length and these came up as unstable… has anybody had any experience with this? Real life experience beats calculations any day… kind regards A.
  8. Hi kimE, I was hoping there was a way where I would not have to guesstimate ? I guess I could put up a ruler and measure the distance between horizontal posts at 30 yard intervals at my most used magnifications, this should give me a quick idea of range given that I can guess the size of the animal correctly. ( or just use rangefinder if there is time). I do plan on, once I get my own spot with high seat or mirador, to set out some markers so I’ll always know the distance… same thing wih the vertical post for range compensation I guess… I wish they made a reticle like the
  9. Hi all was wondering if anyone has some recommended reading or experience ranging with a “classic” reticle? ( german ret 4 or modern equivalent,…) I understand mil and mrad scopes from my airgunning days, but for my future hunting rifle I was looking at a more classic version as I believe most shots would almost always be under 100 yards and the hunting scopes (with the desired magnification range, …) here hardly ever come with a ranging reticle. ( I know ranging or bdc turrets can be had but at high cost). Pbr is one thing but for the longer shots I’d like something that gi
  10. Thank you for the info! Rifle should not be a problem, hoping to get either a anshutz 1782 or a bergara wilderness ridge in 6.5 or 308… (can’t seem to decide on synthetic modern vs classic wood ) 308 ammo will be easier to get over the counter as 6.5 is only just gaining some popularity for hunting in The area (france, belgium, germany.. I really like the Bergara ba13, saw you own one in .300 blackout, how do you like that one? As they are on the cheaper end I’d love to try one for small game / survival but all calibers seem a bit much for that… ( we can only use centerfire ammo so was thinki
  11. Alas poor yorick, more of a slightly better manicured homeless-beard… maybe a catty and lurcher would suit me better ?
  12. Thanks for the information! Is there a large difference between the recoil in the 150gr 308 compared to the 6.5x55 rounds you use? Do you hunt moose with dogs or more of a approach hunt ,…? I love how you have a minimum weight for big game but can hunt roe buck with buckshot… we are not the only ones with funny rules I guess ? 30-30 is not allowed on boar here either even though I saw a guy in france take down a big boar running full pelt with a single shot… saw sauer still makes the 100 in 6.5x55 , will keep my options open! kind regards A
  13. Already have the beard, so I guess I have to buy a 6.5 now??
  14. Nice! Ammo wise we don’t have a lot of choice either way… we don’t much of a hunting culture, wedged in between Germany and France where hunting is still quite commonplace it’s painfull to see all the choice they have... i’m guessing if I look hard and drive a good 70 miles I’ll find a store that has quality ammo for either… (hornady eldx when using lead, something barnes tipped when using copper). Out here we have a minimum required power of 1617 fpe at 100 yards from the muzzle to hunt boar… some hunting properties don’t even allow 6.5 for being too weak. I guess everybody here is either a m
  15. Hi all, I’m hoping to pass my hunting tests soon and since I have no hunters in the family or close friends I was wondering if anyone could chime in on a caliber choice for my first rifle… right now I’m looking at 308 and 6.5 creedmoor ( never shot 308 or 6.5 so no idea on the recoil, only ever shot the smaller calibers like 223 and 7.62x39 and most in semi-auto so no reference points there…) game will mostly be smaller european wild boar max 2yo for population control (I don’t have my own permission yet so the owners want the big boar to themselves or it will cost you a
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