Needed a spotter to see your hits/misses but can see feathers at 1300
The magpie was by the 1070
Rule 4. Identify your target beyond all doubt.
Ruger mkII M77 .308 with a boyd thumbhole stock, Leupold Scope VX1 4-12, Hushpower Magnum suppressor & Caldwell bipod. It's also Cerakoted in 3 colours and bolt microslicked.
I don't like Ruger's much but that looks very cool mate, if it shoots as good as it looks it must be a tack driver.
Tikka T3 260 Improved, #4 Shilen match, long throated. Shoot with a DPT on. Ken H stock. Only now needing an MOA dial for the Z5..... and some practice
I built this rifle up for myself about 5 years ago after my L42 style No4 .308 struggled after 800 metres (probably my fault). It is in .30/06 and throws a 167 grain Lapua scenar at 2950 fps for 0.5 MOA groups. I found an old M17 action which I modified to Rem 700 dimensions, altered the bolt handle and removed the magazine belly. I fitted and chambered a 10" twist John Thompson (Azumith barrels, Christchurch) hand-lapped CM #5 blank which I finished at 26" and threaded for the over-barrel suppressor of my own design and manufacture. The trigger is a tweaked Timney Sportsman, a laminated Boyds semi-finished blank which I pillar bedded, 20 MOA Brownells Rem 700 LA base, and a Sightron SIII 6-24 mildot scope. I bead-blasted and blued it. The 26" barrel allows the use of slow powder (ADI 2214SC) to give good velocity at low pressure. I started out using IMR 4350 but got a few pressure problems with it at the upper end velocities. Now that summer is here again I will have to drag it out a bit more!
Nice looking rifle, good to see a M17 build, not too many of those around. Any reason you kept the barrel reinforce that long?
For the rats