Stalking Vs Target shooting

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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigrich » 07 Nov 2018, 4:39 am

That’s a very fine shooting rifle with great capabilities. From what you’ve posted, I think the 260 Tikka is probably utilised as a long range Varminator and target rifle. A stalking rifle needs to be lighter and more “pointable “ IMHO. I think a 30-06 might be more rifle than you need for fallow deer, light rifles in larger caliber tend to recoil a lot more as well. Cheers
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by TassieTiger » 07 Nov 2018, 10:39 am

and target rifle. A stalking rifle needs to be lighter and more “pointable “ IMHO. I think a 30-06 might be more rifle than you need for fallow deer, light rifles in larger caliber tend to recoil a lot more as well. Cheers[/quote]

It’s a better rifle than I am marksman at present...
I agree that The 30-06 is too much but it’s just so much fun and I have mountains of reloads already made, dies, projectiles, etc...though the reloads probably work in next rifle...but I just enjoy that caliber.
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigrich » 07 Nov 2018, 11:25 am

Yeah well, at the end of the day it’s whatever floats ya boat or tickles ya fancy. 30-06 is one of the greats that’s for sure. I know one thing tas, ask a opinion of ten people, you’ll get ten slightly different answers . Cheers
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by TassieTiger » 07 Nov 2018, 3:14 pm

Pic of 260 Remington I keep referring too...attached.

Going to try the new Mauser M18 for weight in the 30/06...someone on here has said they are guaranteeing sub moa with 5 shots - so that implies they can deal with at least some heat...as 5 shots rolled out in quick succession is generally enough to get the sporty barrels that I’ve owned - very hot...
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigrich » 07 Nov 2018, 3:37 pm

TassieTiger wrote:Pic of 260 Remington I keep referring too...attached.

Going to try the new Mauser M18 for weight in the 30/06...someone on here has said they are guaranteeing sub moa with 5 shots - so that implies they can deal with at least some heat...as 5 shots rolled out in quick succession is generally enough to get the sporty barrels that I’ve owned - very hot...


yup, nice rifle tas. i just hope you don't come back to it one day to find it's been swallowed by a bush python :lol: anything with "mauser" on it and made in germany should be good. wouldn't worry about five shots in a hunting rifle mate. first two or three shots is all that counts. i recently got a stainless/synthetic . some of my friends give me greif cause i swore i only ever wanted wood and blued steel rifles :lol: i got a sako a7 in 308 win. it's light, very accurate. it's like if a sako and a tikka t3 lite had a barstard child :lol: sako 85 trigger , and sako 75 action/ barrel means it's a pretty good thing :thumbsup:
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by TassieTiger » 07 Nov 2018, 4:45 pm

I like the sound of sako and tikka having offspring rifles - that’s right up tassies alley as aren’t sako/tikka cousins lol :lol: :friends: :silent: :drinks:
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by SCJ429 » 07 Nov 2018, 7:48 pm

If you like the 30/06 don't ever test drive a 300WSM.

If I had a choice between the German made rifle and one from Scandinavia, I think the Finn would get the nod.
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by marksman » 07 Nov 2018, 9:06 pm

shot placement is everything
I have a great feeling of regard for the 30-06
even for shooting fallow :drinks:
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and I really have a sickening affection for mauser rifles :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Gormanchov » 08 Nov 2018, 9:40 am

I went down the route of getting a do everything rifle, Tikka T3 CTR in 308with a Burris XTR II in 3x15-50.

Reason for this is I was just starting shooting again and was dabbling with f-class as well as hunting.

Rifle and scope unloaded comes in at 4.3kg without the bipod. Very noticeable for the first couple of hunts walking up and down hillsides but you do get used to it. This combination is really accurate and points well even in closer scrub conditions.

My next challenge is convincing the wife that it’s too much weight for proper mountain hunting and I need to spend money on a lightweight setup, might have to get her to come out on the next hunt and lug it around a bit.
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Ziad » 08 Nov 2018, 11:02 am

Just buy it and then apologize.... it's easier. Maybe add something nice for her like a new oven mitten or a baking tray



Hahahaha j/k I do not take any responsibility if she ends up using the rifle on you
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Stix » 08 Nov 2018, 8:14 pm

Ziad wrote:Just buy it and then apologize.... it's easier. Maybe add something nice for her like a new oven mitten or a baking tray



Hahahaha j/k I do not take any responsibility if she ends up using the rifle on you



Yes folks...for those who've just tuned in, on enough gun today were chatting with relationship expert ZIAD on how to best keep you wife happy enough to let you buy another gun...and for those already tuned in, yes you DID hear right...DR ZIAD said just buy the gun without permission or discussion, & throw the missus a new oven mit or baking tray to keep her happy... :shock: :o :shock: :shock:

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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by TassieTiger » 08 Nov 2018, 9:26 pm

In my house it goes like this...
Wife-Why do you want another gun?
Me - Because this next gun is different and fits me better...
Wife - bulls**t, you can only shoot one gun at a time...
Me - yeah, well I haven’t seen you wearing more than 1 pair of bloody shoes and when I have as many guns as you do shoes then you can comment...
Wife - here, have a $@#%€en shoe then...”thud”.
Me - I’ll take that as a “do what ever you want then”.
Wife - no! We can’t afford it.

2 weeks later.
Wife at friends bbq...Hey, did you bring the meat?
No - I didn’t shoot anything.
Why not, you’ve never not bought something...?
Well I would have, but I had the wrong gun with me, it wasn’t suitable for the shot, but this other gun I’m looking at- well, meat would be a plenty...
Ffs, but the damn gun!!!
Cheers dear will do, and you looking smashing in those target bought heels.
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigrich » 09 Nov 2018, 4:39 am

The bachelor life for me fellas. The only things I worry about are beer, diesel, bullets , or bait. :lol: :lol: :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Ziad » 09 Nov 2018, 6:26 am

Rotfl stix and tassie... made my morning

Now I gotta go do some work
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Daddybang » 09 Nov 2018, 6:41 am

In my house the conversation went something along the lines of...
Me- babe I need a 22-250
Wife- Get f@#ked im still waiting for my shottie!!!
:shock: :lol: :drinks:
This hard living ain't as easy as it used to be!!!
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigfellascott » 09 Nov 2018, 9:03 am

bigrich wrote:The bachelor life for me fellas. The only things I worry about are beer, diesel, bullets , or bait. :lol: :lol: :drinks: :thumbsup:


Same here mate, livin the dream, no boat anchor here holding me back from doing what I want to do. :drinks:
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by Stix » 09 Nov 2018, 9:13 am

bigfellascott wrote:
bigrich wrote:The bachelor life for me fellas. The only things I worry about are beer, diesel, bullets , or bait. :lol: :lol: :drinks: :thumbsup:


Same here mate, livin the dream, no boat anchor here holding me back from doing what I want to do. :drinks:


Single here too guys...

But if ever get a partner ill definately try Dr Ziad's relationship advice...!
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Re: Stalking Vs Target shooting

Post by bigrich » 09 Nov 2018, 10:56 am

Stix wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
bigrich wrote:The bachelor life for me fellas. The only things I worry about are beer, diesel, bullets , or bait. :lol: :lol: :drinks: :thumbsup:


Same here mate, livin the dream, no boat anchor here holding me back from doing what I want to do. :drinks:


Single here too guys...

But if ever get a partner ill definately try Dr Ziad's relationship advice...!


He could get his own show like Dr Phil !?! :lol:
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