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.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...