Originally Posted by Brian.Samson
What's the definition of a dedicated Target Rifle and a Hunting style rifle?
If a target rifle (whatever that is) is more accurate than a hunting style rifle (whatever that is) then wouldn't it be more humane for hunters to start using target rifles for hunting?
Personally, I don't know of an off the shelf gun that has a cheek piece that isn't too low for a scope on medium mounts. Unless it has an adjustable cheek piece. To some (UKSARC for example) guns with adjustable cheek pieces are defined as Target Rifles.
Very true Brian, I couldn't shoot the same in comps with a standard stock that is for sure. Plenty of shooters better than me have had some pretty good scores though with guns costing well under £1K.(Kieran for one when he shot with his MPR, and Chris Cundey when he shot a GML).
My MPR and PW stock stands me at about £550 plus scope, but I still believe that its a little bit of gun snobbery to say a gun costing £2K must be better, and I think that it is great to see guns of all values entering top HFT comps.
I might have to eat my words though if I turn up with a Steyr this season though.
Not sure yet though as I am hacking at another stock to fit my MPR which I bought as a bare unfinished carcass from Warren Edwards. Gun fit is very important and, and I actually prefer not to have electrics or regs to go wrong.
Strangely though I hunt with a GML 410 with standard AA stock!