This topic came up between friends during some 'campfire chat' a week or so ago and we covered a lot of ground, from clothing, boots, bins, right through to guns, scopes and other whatnots.
I know there are a good many threads on specific items, but if you were to assemble a reasonable kit list for someone venturing into stalking, what direction would you go in if offering advice ?
The main reason I ask is most of us argued the case for items of gear that performed well without costing the earth.
That's "performed well" without an claim or expectation of matching high end gear.
We were talking along the lines of inexpensive, not cheap. There's a difference...
Everyone's financial situation is different but it's a simple fact that there are more folks who can afford Nikon Prostaff, Vortex Diamondback up to Nikon Monarch (for the sake of an example) than the big name scopes.
One of my friends suggested the Nikko Stirling Diamond fixed mag scopes as being perfectly adequate for stalking. I can't comment, never having owned or used one, but he had good things to say about them.
There is gear out there that can do a damned good job without breaking the bank in the process. We aren't trying to compare apples and oranges here so much as put together a list of comparatively inexpensive stuff that could still serve purpose.
What kind of stuff in general do you tend to suggest to potential newcomers who may not have the means or the inclination to spend fortunes, perhaps not until they decide whether stalking is something they intend to stick with and invest in for a longer term.
Thanks for looking