I'm taking delivery of a rifle off a friend once i've got my FAC sorted out soon. I'm looking at getting into deer stalking and am wondering if, in your far more experienced opinions, it's too heavy, or unsuitable for stalking.
It's a Remington 700 PSS in .308 mounted in an AICS with a harris bipod and has just had my Bushnell 6500 4.5-30x50 fitted. It has a T8 moderator too.
The thing is i'd like to keep the moderator (have got used to shooting it at the range with it on) but i'm not sure if you can get permission to use them for target shooting only? Obviously I would like to use the above rifle for deer, unless you believe it's unsuitable.
I have ordered a Tikka T3 Stainless Varmint in .260 Rem too. This is due in around Feb 2010. Would this be more suitable, or could I use both?
Thanks in advance for your advice!