What is that pouch on the stock and what are the Co2 cartridges for? Nice looking rifle, what cartridge?
They do kind of look like CO2 cartridges... never noticed that before. The cartridge is a Winchester Supream Ballistic Silver Tip factory loads in .308. The pouch carries extra ammo and a map and ballistic table... that's an older picture. That pouch attaches by velcro to the shooting matt.
With this setup I went with the BSA mil-dot 4x16 50mm. Haven't taken it off of 10x yet since that's the setting for ranging with the mil retical. I've had it mounted for 3 months now on this rifle and fire daily at ranges from 100 to 1000 yards and have so far been fairly impressed since I only paid $120 for it.
The rifle is a Weatherby Vanguard in .308. It was a tack driver out of the box, but I've had some work done to it. Reinforced the stock, added 2mm float to the barrel, modified action for smoother flow, and reduced triger pull to 2lbs.
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...