Sporting Shooter - - Stalking -

Fal­low are big deer, with adults of­ten weigh­ing over 60kg. A .243 us­ing a heavy 100gr or 105gr bul­let is suf­fi­cient but many stalk­ers pre­fer a 6.5mm or .30 cal­i­bre round, es­pe­cially for bucks in the rut. I used a Blaser R8 in .308 Win with a 170gr Norma bul­let.

Fal­low are of­ten ac­tive be­fore dawn and just af­ter dusk, so a qual­ity op­tic with high lev­els of light trans­mis­sion de­signed to max­imise am­bi­ent light is def­i­nitely use­ful. I also pre­fer a zoom scope to a fixed power due to the flex­i­bil­ity it of­fers. You can widen the field of view for close-quar­ters wood­land stalk­ing or zoom in to high mag­ni­fi­ca­tion for a longer shot on open ground.

You will also need good bi­nos. Most of your time will be spent scan­ning and spot­ting so there is no point scrimp­ing on qual­ity here.

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