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.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...