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    Tracking rifle

    A conversation the other day got me thinking about the guys that do deer recovery with dogs when someone cocks it up. The guy I was talking to suggested his preferred option was a no frills 308 with 18" barrel with a 1:10 twist.

    What do you look for in your tracking rifle?

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    I don't wound enough to justify a specific 'tracking rifle', but see no reason why a 'tracking rifle' wouldn't share the qualities of any other stalking rifle you'd wish to carry afield.

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    Thinking more of the guys just tracking not stalking ie doing the tidying up with their dogs.

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    Some of the guys at UKDTR are sponsored by a blaser and using these
    Blaser Hunting Rifles:Professional Tracking

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    Or something like this. Merkel K1 tracking

    Or what i use.

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    Perfect for our needs. The cock and de cock means it's absolutely safe when carried and can only be discharged when cocked.

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    So what is it hard to see in the photo. Merkel is interesting.

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    I might be wrong but is it a blaser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshwarrior View Post
    So what is it hard to see in the photo. Merkel is interesting.
    Nope, R8 Success from one of our sponsors. Here's my son having a bit of practice.

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    What do you look for in your tracking rifle? A calibre for which I can use a range of bullet loads. Capable of carrying 5 rounds. A short barrel. Quick release scope. Iron sights. Furniture which can take a beating going through the undergrowth.

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