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    Newbie says Hi


    My names is Guy and I am originally from just outside Cardiff though now living amidst the deer
    and boar of the Forest of Dean.
    I picked up my 1st gun aged 9 and mainly used the 12 bore, But finally got my FAC through about a year ago and have been going after the local rabbits and foxes.
    I am looking to start getting into stalking this year so any advise on who or where would be warmly received.



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    Welcome to the site Guy,
    you will have no probs getting advice here you only have to ask.


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    Thanks Mo. On the subject of advice and as I take it from your handle your a 243 man, would you recommend any particularly weight / type of bullet I know it can be specific to the gun but I could do with a starting point. I am reloading my own ammo at the mo but what would you recommend for Roe / Fallow? Some say 100grain min others 80 ???? What’s your take?
    PS I have an SSG-69 in 243 with a 1 in 10 if that helps.

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    Hi Guy,

    Like you i am new joined yesterday, looks a great site lots of help and advice on this site.

    I shoot in the forest as well, i use 98 grain RWS in a 243, has not failed me yet!

    Welcome and straight shooting


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    Thanks for the Heads Up on the RWS must give that a try to see how it shoots in my rifle.
    PS I live in the forest and cant seem to find any stalking Well Done, I must be going wrong somewhere.

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    Croeso Guy. Hope you're not suffering hiraeth over there. Look forward to hearing how you get on.
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    Diolch yn fawr

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    If you fancy RWS ammo you might fancy a box or two of these -

    Ideal for foxing!
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwrch View Post
    If you fancy RWS ammo you might fancy a box or two of these -

    Ideal for foxing!
    Lol. Woulnt know where to keep em, in the ammo safe or in the Humidor !

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    Hey, less of that strange lingo there,
    Guy i'm loading 100grn Sierra Game king over 44.5 grns of v/v N160 for deer, "sub 1/2 inch at 100yrds, for fox & "roe sometimes" i use Hornady 87 grn sp over 39.5 grns of v/v N140 "1/2 inch group at 100yrds, both zeroed 1+1/2" high at 100yrds. In my Remmi .243 BDL , Apart from a Mcmillan stock the Rifle is bog standard out of the box.

    The set up & ammo suits my shooting,"not a lot runs or walks away".

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