Ive recently been inspired by the brock and norris contracter rifle. Ive now managed to secure a place in a syndicate and Im now looking forward and up. My next phase in my plans is to secure a bit of ground with reds, sika or even Fallow through my contacts and friends.
Now the contracter 308 floats my boat bar the heavy barrel. Since seeing the rifles in the clasifieds Ive been digging around the internet looking at different rifles/ calibres.
I know what Im wanting in the rifle and being a kilt wearing ginge (and proud of it) I have more or less decided on calibre of my second rifle but.................. My 2 options I have either no experiance of or dont like. Now lads this is where your input is required!!!
Ok Ive been looking at the 270 and 30-06. Im not a lover of the 270 it is the only rifle which Ive had discomfort when firing and Ive seen the bruising it can give down the legs even with a perfect shot (similar to the 25-06). Now that takes me to the 30-06!!! I know its basicaly the same case with a larger diameter bullet.
Now is the 30-06 a beast like the 270 with bruising and recoil or not??? Now before the chuck hawkes recoil table gets produced, Id just say Ive looked at it and have fired a 270 (un- moderated)... But I havnt fired a 30-06.
This rifle is for Reds over say clear fell or capable of Reds which cant be stalked into for various reasons.
Im also trying to keep carcase damage to a minimum. My preference would be a 308 but the profile etc Im looking at on the barrelled action isnt giving me that option just now.