Actually over here we have a construction so you can attach hooves to your heel,so it leaves the scent while you are walking.
Called Fährtenschuh, don't know if there is a translation.
As far as I know deer have glands in the hooves that leave a scent. At least good dogs are able to follow a...
I think I am the first hunter in my family for generations.
I hope my boys get the virus some day. Or at least be shooters.
Nothing special to pass down.
But I killed my first buck together with my elder son.
My furthest shot my my little one when he was four (12 years ago).
Bought a Bergara Ridge in 308 for the woman to leave me...
It doesn't like all powder/bullet combos.
But if they do, they really do!
Built her target loads with cheap Prvi fmj and 168 hollow points. Easy to get below moa.
There where hunting loads in the same area, never tried them on game...
Nothing wrong with the 6,5 X 55.
I only got a Creedmoor because few rifles out there in Swede for lefties.
My ex-wifes first rifle was an old Mauser and she killed a few deer with it - with the Accubond.
Those old rifles are the reason max pressure is rather low. The steel wasn't too good on...
My o/u has ejectors and like Guy I find it annoying to pick up the shells.
On the stand it is ok, but I don't leave empty shells in the field. Even more pronounced in auto loaders. Sometimes takes a while to find all the cases
On the stand, speed doesn't matter at all, hunting where it might...
Got the same here in Europe.
I hunt lead free in rifles for more than 10 years and it works for me.
Shot is a bit more complicated, more so with older shotguns.
Let's hope for the old guns, that bismuth or tungsten become more available. And cheaper.
Steel has limits with older guns and tight...
So: what's special about 30-06?
There is a 308 with less recoil and some mags with more power.
What's special about 300 win mag? Apart from the belt...
There are cartridges with less recoil and there are some with more power.
Or bigger diameter
Talking.338 for example.
I honestly lost track of...
Learned it the hard way: put the legs on some 20 inch walkway stones, or whatever they are called (sorry - German...).
That way water can run off and the legs don't rot quickly.
Then hammer in some 40 inch halve-square iron poles next to the legs and screw them to the legs. That way, they won't...
Looks very good and much like what we use most of the time.
Add a plank for elbow rest and a sandbag, and you can shoot very steadily.
If you want it less noisy in the rain, use wood for the roof and put the film you use for pools/ponds on it instead.