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.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...