I have been reading and enjoying the forum for a while and have finally plucked up the courage to introduce myself. I live in South Warwickshire, near Shipston-on-Stour and am a retired, full-career infantry soldier. I have a much-cherished 34-year-old Tikka M55 in 308 Win (Zeiss Diatal 4x32, T8 Mod,) and a newish Ruger 77/17 (Pecar 4x32, SAK Mod,) and use Harris bipods when appropriate. I have an open certificate and stalk Fallow locally, with some foxing and rabbits, and am always on the lookout for more opportunities. I usually shoot Sako Gamehead 123 gr for the deer, as it is a very sweet match for the old Tikka.
I have a good, experienced picking-up dog (4-yr-old lab bitch) who is very steady and I am bringing her on to sit with me and follow-up any deer that run but she hasn't been out "live" yet!
Anyway, that's me - I have learned a lot from all the senior members here already and look forward to sharing much more. In the meantime, anyone in the area who wants to make contact is welcome to do so.