Hallo . As I plan my first stalking trip to Scotland for the coming winter , hopefully there will be more in the future , I would like to have some advice on a good stalking rifle .
I own a wooden stocked Browning European in 7x64 . It now has a Leupold 2.5 - 8 x 36 scope , but I had the possibilty to buy 2 brand new Zeiss 6x42 scopes for a bargain price . I can put one of these on the Browning . I also considered to buy a Tikka T3 lite or a Browning A bolt composite stalker in .308 . These rifles are very light , accurate and weather resitant . I can put one of these Zeiss scopes on it .
What about these rifles ? the .308 calibre ? Is a 6x42 scope powerfull enough for the hill ?
I only use factory ammo . In the 7x64 there is a 140 grain Nosler Accubond by Norma , which is very flat shooting . But also the 156 grain Oryx . But also very good ammo by RWS and Blaser .
On the continent the 7x64 is mostly used with 170/175 grain ammo .
In .308 there seems to be some good ammo available by Remington.
Or would something like a 6.5x55 be better suited for a lightweight rifle ?
Binoculars : Does anybody has experience with a 8x30 or 8x32 from a quality maker like Zeiss , Swarovski , Meopta , .... ?
I think they are very comfortable to use .