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Hello all - I've been reading the Stalking Directory forum on and off over the last year or two and just signed up a few days ago, in order to download the zeroing targets if the truth be told.

I live in Donegal, NW Ireland. Been shooting 20 something years, .22 rimfire, 22 Hornet, then spent a few years living in the US where I shot a number of different calibres but hunted mostly with a 25-06. When I moved home again a few years ago I brought an old FN Mauser actioned Browning Safari Grade in 270 Winchester with me which I have used since, stalking almost exclusively Reds, with a few Sika in the South East of the country, got my first Fallow just before Christmas.

Although I have great faith in the 270, a year and a half ago I was planning a trip to South Africa (great excuse for a new rifle) and was looking for something with a slightly heavier bullet weight, also suitable for Boar in Europe and that would avoid ex military cartridge restrictions in some countries. Around this time a local dealer got a clean used Styer Mannlicher in 8x68s, which I quickly researched as best I could, then bought. Brought it to South Africa's Northern Cape last August where ranges were generally quite long, no regrets, have taken a number of Reds with it since then, a great all round cartridge.
 
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Welcome 8mm

My mate Andy uses a Steyr in 8x68 he has shot quite a few UK wild boar with it. If you ever want boring to death with reloading figures for it i'm sure he could help :D ;)

This is a boar I shot with it when my .375 H&H was at the gun doctors.


ATB
Wayne
 

243fallow

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hi there im a part time keeper in essex and when im not out doin my rounds i like to do some stalking mostly fallow with the odd munty now and again. i also go beating on a neighbouring estate. i like to use a tikka t3 243 for foxing and deer work and a brno 22rf for everything else. i do a lot of rabbit control work on neighbouring farms mainly lamping but do a bit of ferriting aswell. if i get a chance like a pigeon shooting too. i like to use 100grn federal in the 243 and winchester subs for the 22rf. im looking at starting reloading my own but dont really know where to start.
 
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WAYNE DAVIES said:
Welcome 8mm

My mate Andy uses a Steyr in 8x68 he has shot quite a few UK wild boar with it. If you ever want boring to death with reloading figures for it i'm sure he could help :D ;)

This is a boar I shot with it when my .375 H&H was at the gun doctors.


ATB
Wayne
Nice Boar, tried the 375 a few times abroad, a very versatile cartridge. But I would probably have a lot of difficulty getting a licence for one here.

Any reloading info your friend has would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

the scudd

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#7
Welcome aboard 8mm,you,ll find a great bunch of fella,s on here.
where about,s in donegal are you, some lovely big red,s over you,re way.
i got a nice tenpointer near letterkenny in october.
All the best.the scudd
 
#8
Hi the scudd, Thanks for the welcome.

Was away for a few weeks. I'm in South Donegal. Was out yesterday morning and seen a few fine stags, Unfortunately stags are closed here javascript:emoticon(':cry:')since the end of December..
 

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