Budget Rifle Porn

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by AusLach, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. AusLach

    AusLach Active Member

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    Hey guys, just wanted to apologise for being so busy lately and not saying G'Day, I've been flat out with work and Uni. I hope you are all well.

    Now that that's done with, I wanted to show off a new rifle I've just picked up for my brother who is in the process of getting his Firearms Licence. It's a Howa stainless sporter chambered in .223. I bought just the barreled action, and have fitted it to a Boyd's Prairie Hunter stock. The stock profile is very similar to the factory Weatherby stock that was on my Vanguard. Fit and finish are spot on, and I am very impressed with the inlet on the Boyd's. The barrel is fully floated with minimal clearance. I'll make sure to take some more pics that show a bit more detail, but here she is in all her glory with my Bell and Carlson stocked Vanguard.

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    The Howa will be scoped with a Sightron (Big Sky or S3, haven't decided yet), in the 3-9 or 4-12 power range.
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Both rifles look very good.
    You'll have to go with the Big Sky scope unless you want a 6-24x,That's the smallest SIII-Sightron makes. I love Sightron scopes,and have 5 of them.
     

  3. AusLach

    AusLach Active Member

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    Thanks Tx, I've got a Big Sky 6x42 on my Browning T-Bolt that I am over the moon with, so will definitely be purchasing another. I was looking at the S3's here.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Sightron makes a 3.5-10x44mm in the SIII. I think the SII Big sky has better reticule options for hunting and overall use of the rifle though.