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    Foxing rig

    Guys I have never owned a dedicated foxing rifle , The .243 has always done the job when the need has arose.
    I am looking at a t3 tactical which I have pretty well made my mind up on , and really wanted to know what glass you chose for your foxing combo. I am not looking at NV but will be using on the lamp as well as during first light / last light . Having just had a spending spree in the last 6 months I will not be looking at the swarovski route. Cheers Brough

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    Brough , that's a shame................ perfect (for me), foxing rig, Swaro 4-12x50 Habicht sitting on a M595 TiIKKA in .223 Rem, shooting 52 grain A-max or 40 grain Nosler BT's N133 24.8 grains. none shall pass!............. glass used to be a 6x42 fixed Schmidt undt Bender, but these days my eyes need a little more help!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news mate but the secret to a great foxing rig is in the optics.
    Buy german/austrian every time.
    Mine wears a 3-12X56 Zeiss victory.
    But I shot a fox the other evening at 10.27p.m. on an overcast evening with my 6.5 wearing a 3-12X50 S+B scope.
    You have to see em and see em propley to kill em.
    Also a scope which is repeatable dosen't loose zero when you zoom and will take a few bumps in the pick-up is a must.
    Some scopes also don't like the recoil from moderated rifles.
    Buy a German zoom and don't be disapointed.

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    Hi I use a schmidt and bender 6x42 on my 17 remington and am more than pleased with it, before the schmidt a simmons white tail 3.5x10x40 on my foxing rig got the job done on the cheap, but the glass of the s&b reallys makes the difference my advice would be get the best you can afford simple as that good luck!!!!!!

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    I kinda had this feeling , maybe few less pennies on the musket and the difference on the glass . thats fine I can live with that . Just to add that the eyes need a bit more mag nowadays .
    Last edited by Brough; 18-07-2010 at 13:34. Reason: detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlz90 View Post
    Hi I use a schmidt and bender 6x42 on my 17 remington and am more than pleased with it, before the schmidt a simmons white tail 3.5x10x40 on my foxing rig got the job done on the cheap, but the glass of the s&b reallys makes the difference my advice would be get the best you can afford simple as that good luck!!!!!!
    agreed but for a few more quid go for an 8X50/56

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.yorkshireroestalking. View Post
    agreed but for a few more quid go for an 8X50/56
    No arguing with that, for years I have been using the 6x42 and it really does work well but if your shots are going to be long anything over 200yds being a way out there(for me anyway) the xtra mag really helps with the shot placement definitely!!!!!!

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    as already said the glass really does make a differnce as i think it has to work harder than when out stalking but i have always bought second hand, the scopes i buy are just as good as new but a fraction of the cost there is a ziess in the classified section which i think is a absolute bargin and will do the job for you fine if not then maybe a second hand meopta? just dont rush into anything tho as you seem to be doing the job ust fine with your .243

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    I was about to suggest a very nice as new Zeiss 3-9 x 50 lol

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    My fox/vermin rifle is a Tikka T3 Lite in .223 with Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 with illuminated reticle.

    Nice rifle the tactical. I really fancied one too but as I do most of my foxing single handed and on foot having to handle such a heavy lump whilst juggling a lamp and calls etc just wouldn't do.

    Alex

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