Hi there fellow stalkers and small game hunters, after watching and reading some of the threads here I have decided to sign up and participate. My hunting and outdoors experience has been gained in different environments but hopefully will add to forum. I live in Sydney, Australia now, and work in agriculture. This has helped me to hunt and fish my way up and down the east coast of this country, both islands of NZ and also had a stint in the US with excursions to Canada. These days deer are my primary target, with sambar, red and fallow the main species. I like to hunt from both base camp and out of a pack in "big" country. With the favourable licensing laws here I have a good selection centerfires for everything from small game to bovines but for stalking tend to utilise the .270W, .308W, .35 whelen and the 7 mm Rem mag. My preference in rifles tends to be sako, remington and mauser 98 and winchester mod 70 controlled feed rifles with leupold, swarovski, kahles, and Zeiss glass. Reloading is now mandatory with the price of ammunition and a great hobby in its own right.