im torn between pretty and practical.
in an ideal world i would have a 308 with synthetic stock and possibly stainless barrel as a work horse all weather rifle and a 6.5 x 55 stutzen for pleasant summer evenings and just because i reckon this would be a lovely rifle calibre combination.
this world being far from ideal i cant have both. so following on from rake aboots thread on lighter rifles im after a rifle for lowland / woodland stalking of fallow in the south east. i go stalking maybe 20 times a year and take maybe 5 - 6 deer in this time.
do i go with my heart and have the one ive always wanted the 6.5 stutzen or do i go with my head and get practical and not have to worry about the rifle if im caught in a monsoon.
is a 6.5 stutzen as capable as a synthetic stainless 308.
oh and a light rifle would be a bonus