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    Newbie to the Forum

    Hello to All

    My name is Gareth.
    I work as a full time council operative ( BIN MAN ) not cleanest of jobs but it pays the bills.
    I'm out going 36yr old who likes a laugh an joke.
    Hobbies are shooting an fishing and i try to both as much as possible.
    I have been shooting for yrs with experienced shooters whether using shotguns or centerfire. Though iv only had my SGC for 3 yrs an FAC for coming up 2yrs.
    I own a Winchester SX3 semi auto shotgun that i use for rough walk up shooting an decoying. I have a .17hmr rifle which i use for medium to long range vermin control and iv just had my variation through for .243 caliber though not bought as yet.
    I have never been deer stalking before an have no experience in this field of center fire
    shooting. Though my .243 will be used mostly for fox control over my permissions.
    I hope to move onto deer stalking in the near future.

    Any quetsions you would like to ask, feel free.
    I will try an answer them all asap

    ATB

    Gareth

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    Welcome, if you want to learn about stalking , you have come to the right place a lot of knowledgeable people on here.

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    Thanks Bogtrotter and hello to you.

    Seen hundreds of deer while out with the guns, but never ever been out stalking. Been promised a few times
    but always let down. So after this site being recommended by a fellow member. I thought it was worth a go at getting some good advice from people in the know.
    An hopefully put me on the right track to getting some stalking done in near future.

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    Welcome to the asylum atb paul

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    Welcome to the site,you have come to right place if your looking to learn.

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    Hurry up and get rifle up and running plenty of decent rifles and scopes on here. atb paul

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    I'm trying my hardest to get the money in as soon as possible. Its just as soon as i get some money
    it always seems to needed a little more importantly some where else. I may take one out on finance with Avalon
    guns. They got a Tikka T3 Lite for 770, over the year an a little interest, i'll be paying out 843. So not a great
    deal over the top. I can concentrate on get a decent scope then with the money i have got oh an mod to go
    on end like lol. Not the route i wanted to go down, but don't see any other option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deputy Dawg View Post
    I'm trying my hardest to get the money in as soon as possible. Its just as soon as i get some money
    it always seems to needed a little more importantly some where else. I may take one out on finance with Avalon
    guns. They got a Tikka T3 Lite for 770, over the year an a little interest, i'll be paying out 843. So not a great
    deal over the top. I can concentrate on get a decent scope then with the money i have got oh an mod to go
    on end like lol. Not the route i wanted to go down, but don't see any other option.
    Buy the best scope you can afford don't be frightened of s/h same with rifle plenty good s/h about as for mod nice to have but not essential, just buy basics you can always upgrade when funds allow,don't loose out on the chance to stalk just because you can't afford the best.

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    Hi Deputy Dawg

    I worked on the bin wagons many years ago, not the clearness of jobs but a good set of blokes to work with; the lifts on the back can be pretty complicated. I rode a few miles on the top of a bin wagons while the lads were collecting bins trying to find out which relay was failing, don’t suppose you would get away with it today with elth and fing safety.

    No need to spend a lot of money on a new rifle, a second hand one will do you absolutely fine, there are some bargains on here from time to time, Parker Hales for under 200, I sold a Stainless Steel Howa for 350 and it had a custom Du-coat finish on it that cost well over 100. A fix power scope in 6X42 can be found of German Manufacture for under 200. with that set up you will be able to shoot just as many deer with one costing 4 times that.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    second hand 243 steyr pro mountain A1 condition i have it on classifieds pm if your interested in no hurry to sell its got a mod as well
    welcome and regards
    norma
    Last edited by norma 308; 15-06-2011 at 06:19. Reason: forgot my manners

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