Picking up on a point from the most recent Z---s optics thread and notwithstanding an acknowledgment that any piece of kit must ultimately be fit for purpose, I wondered just how important the aesthetic of all aspects of hunting with a rifle are to the readership. And I do mean from your boots to the vehicle you haul your kit and everything between.
For me this consideration sits as a priority only below what I can actually afford and if I tell you a cenrefire rifle of mine will never sport a moderator unless it becomes law and that I've had a barrel milled flat for 30mm X 1mm to permit fag paper clearance of my preferred scope's objective/rings/mount combination this should give an idea of my position. But then I also enjoy using a broom so perhaps I'm a little way from the norm!
Oh, and at the risk of ruffling a few feathers, let me assure all Landrover Defender owners they are not immune from this malady as there can be no other reason for putting up with the comfort of a deer larder on wheels and a less than vermin-proof one at that!!