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.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...