I'm applying for my FAC after having an SGC for several years. I will be doing mostly (maybe 80-90%) target shooting - 300/500/600 (maybe 1000 on occasion) - all at Bisley - but I really do want to do some deer stalking too (I have that primeval urge). So i'm looking at the rifles available, and the Ruger Precision really does tick a lot of boxes target wise. Price is right, and seems very configurable, and accurate. Thing is - it doesn't LOOK like a stalking rifle. Far from it in fact. I'm sure that it would be legal to use such a rifle, if a bit of a hassle due to the slightly increased weight, but might it cause me other problems? I.e. with other stalkers, or perhaps taking it onto estates for paid stalks? Yeah, its a big black gun, but as I said - ticks most of the boxes with regards to target shooting.
I'm open to other suggestions for a rifle which works well in the both scenarios above. I'm not looking to win competitions with regard to target shooting - just be the best that I can with the tools at hand. At the same time - i'd like to actually HIT the target at 600 yards and not make a fool of myself using the wrong tool for the job. I'd also prefer not to buy multiple guns for each, though I may consider that too, just prefer to have one gun which does OK for both.
I've seen that in the US some people do use the Ruger Precision for hunting - but, yeah, this isn't the US and what rolls for them may not do so here
Any suggestions? Apologies in advance if this opens a can of worms