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  1. #16
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    Stalking

    Well…I hunt in West Texas. Low rolling hills, mostly flat with 10-12ft mesquite and fields of prickly pear cactus. The best way to hunt it is to find you a spot to sit, Preferably a baited spot and wait on the traffic.

    A custom built, strategically located, elevated stand is the way to go.

    If you’ve ever been bit by a Prickly pear or mesquite thorn, you understand why stalking is not the method of choice down where I hunt. It got kinda chilly in the stand yesterday morning.


    Glenn

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    The main prickly thing we have up here in New England is a blackberry thicket. They are generally easy enough to avoid but in some cut over areas they take over.

    I don't enjoy stepping over logging slash, which is why I don't hunt Maine any longer. Northern NH is a bit better in that respect.

    I got the spinal stenosis fixed on Thursday and the recovery is pretty smooth so far with little pain. They found extra problems when they got in there, including a large cyst. All the symptoms I had before are gone completely. In two weeks I should be good as new.

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    Beautiful rifle and what a wonderful implementation of a tang sight.

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    Stocking rifle

    tiz the season



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    Leave it to Al to think outside the box.

    I don't see a red deer being much impressed with that however.

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    And a more modern rifle that fits the bill..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncj3bux7c5o

    Now catch the versatility of this one...and check out the tang sight near the end of this short video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxD28H1yfdM

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    Some stunning technical and artistic virtuosity there! A magnificent demonstration of the possible. I'd be afraid to touch one, however.

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    stalkng Rifle

    Best deer stalker ever made. I still got mine, unscoped.
    Perfect, out to about 100yds.

    https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action.



    Glenn

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    I agree that a marlimn

    Quote Originally Posted by Chism G View Post
    Best deer stalker ever made. I still got mine, unscoped.
    Perfect, out to about 100yds.

    https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action.



    Glenn
    or winchester makes a good stalking rifle. In the lexicon of old times, the link generally describes a stalking rifle. In modern times it can be anything you want I guess. If it suits your purposes that is great...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    https://huntforever.org/2015/08/31/the-stalking-rifle/

    https://www.africanhuntinggazette.co...talking-rifle/
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    My dream 'ideal' stalking rifle would be known as a Kipplauf in Germany. Chambered in 6.5X57R and a full length very trim stock topped with a nice scope in claw mounts and open sights as backup.

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...uf&FORM=HDRSC2

    Maybe someday...

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    I can't argue with that one. Merkel makes a nice example and Blaser has some incredible examples for big dollars. The wood is amazing. My new (to me) mauser in 6.5x54 MS is very near to the lines of the classic Rigby. How it ended up in that caliber I would love to know. There are no maker marks or otherwise.

    My best modern example is a kimber .308 that wears a figured claro walnut stock and a Leupold M8 4x scope. The whole package weighs barely 6 pounds loaded.

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    Here's the mauser:
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    While utterly lacking the fine-art value of some of the previous examples, I think the Steyr Scout and some of Cooper's pre-Steyr prototypes fit the bill mighty nicely.

    GsT

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    That is a beauty

    How it ended up in 6.5 MS? The original owner had class! That cartridge with a 160 grain Hornady roundnose makes a classic whitetail stalker.
    I
    Gene, I agree and would add the Tikka compact in .308.

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