After some advise please...
My current setup is a standard bolt action rifle (Howa 1500) .243W, moderator and fixed 6x42 scope - which is absolutely fine for typical lowland woodland stalking, but I have identified a need for on one permission for a rifle that is:
- As light in weight as possible
- With an as short as possible barrel
- With a light-weight over-the-sleeve moderator
- With a red dot sight (point and shoot) - possible the Aimpoint Hunter H34S
- A Single shot rifle would be fine
The purpose would be for hunting Muntjac and Roe in dense woodland and overgrown, neglected (lots of extended area's with high bramble) shrub land. Typical shooting distance would be 30-50 Yards, the terrain has a 25% slope and is inaccessible to vehicles or even quad bikes. Plenty of deer but difficult to find, and when you find them they are often very close in, and have seen you first.
So. Which rifle (Brand. model) would fit the bill? I can only find the Ruger No. 1 as a possible option, but are there any others out there?
How short can you cut a barrel back (I love using my 16" .17HMR, so this one to be a deer rifle with a 16" barrel???) ) and still use deer-legal (England) bullets, any suggestion?