Just been browsing the various Sako’s and Tikka’s etc and have been looking at the different barrel configurations available and have a few Q’s if you guys don’t mind?
With respect to Deer Stalking in general, is there a specific advantage, if any, when using “varmint” type barrels over a standard barrel?
Any Pros / Cons ie Accuracy? Heat dissipation? Weight? Etc etc
With respect to the Fluted barrel options, again I’m after the pro’s / con’s compared to a standard barrelled rifle just to get an idea of their specific uses and capabilities?
If you were to choose a specific barrel for mainly Deer but with the odd night out on the lamp for some foxes, would you guys deem a “standard” barrelled rifle as more than sufficient?
I may be reading too much into the different configs and getting a bit bogged down with them here but it will be intersting to me to find out what you guys preferences are?
I suppose the standard barrelled rifles have stood the test of time and always will, but with the various options out there it's good to know what's what.