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Thread: Calibre for open sites ( woodland stalking)

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    Calibre for open sites ( woodland stalking)

    Ive always fancied stalking with open sites traditional style, alt of my stalking is at close range in woodland so I'm thinking of getting a 3006 using a heavy bullet, what are your suggestions

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    What suggestions are you after, you suggest 30-06.

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    Suggestions on calibre,bullet weights and type of open sightes, I should of been more specific
    Last edited by rosco; 04-09-2016 at 19:23.

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    3006 is a fast round for close range woodland stalking. .308 or one of the gallery guns like 45/70 perhaps? Rather depends what you can justify I guess....
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    Sorry I should have been more specific, suggestions on calibre, bullet weights, type of sights ect.
    Last edited by rosco; 04-09-2016 at 19:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    3006 is a fast round for close range woodland stalking. .308 or one of the gallery guns like 45/70 perhaps? Rather depends what you can justify I guess....
    So. 30-06 will get to the deer too quickly?

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    Do you mean 'open sights', as in shooting without a scope?

    'Open sites' reads as open areas in a wood, or clear-fell, where you might need a bit of 'reach'.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 04-09-2016 at 07:38.

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    I hadn't actually thought about speed, and now thinking about it, I agree,, not a fan of the 308, no reason just not a fan, is the 45/70 deer legal? , I have the opetunity to go boar shooting in Spain occasionally so I would like something that could handle that, maybe I should look into the European type calibres

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    Any deer calibre will be fine. For the close range shots it's probably better to use heavier jacketed bullets to keep the velocities sensible for minimising carcass damage. Or use light copper bullets for long and short ranges as they do less damage IMO.

    Aperture/peep sights are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosco View Post
    I hadn't actually thought about speed, and now thinking about it, I agree,, not a fan of the 308, no reason just not a fan, is the 45/70 deer legal? , I have the opetunity to go boar shooting in Spain occasionally so I would like something that could handle that, maybe I should look into the European type calibres
    30-06 sounds perfect. It's actually very similar to the .308 but is able to shoot heavier bullets if you require.

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