I am looking for a basic working rifle for use in the woods, something that I can carry when walking woodland blocks.
I want to be able to tackle Muntjac and hares in young woodland blocks, so long range isn't an issue. It will have a very low magnification scope for locating munti's in cover, and ideally short barrel and moderator (the shorter the better). I keep looking at the older brno fox .222's as a cheap basic rifle to shorten but I'm open to suggestions. The rifle will be either in the truck or used on the quad for lamping work (not deer) so I don't want anything to long and heavy otherwise I will just used my tikka varmint.
I am going to put in for a variation over the new year as I want a calibre that sits between my .22 and .25-06, I am happy to go with more obscure calibres if there is a good reason to