Roe Buck and the H&H Showroom.
I have posted this elsewhere but would like to share it with you all.
I recently took my family to Dubai, London, Rome and the south of Italy on a holiday.
Whilst in London, my women folk went shopping along Oxford Street and I was left to my own devices. I was heading over to gaze at the Aston Martin dealership window on Park Lane via the back streets and found myself in front of H&H. I politely asked if I could look around and was shown inside. Like many day dreamers (They must get sick of us) I was offered a Kodak moment with a rifle.
Despite looking like 'a stunned rabbit in the headlights' here is the photo.
The .375 H&H rifle was hot blacked, with an excellent piece of wood and superbly fitted. Price quoted was UK18,000 pounds. For that money I would at least expect a decent rust blue. I guess there are plenty of asset rich and time poor Arab, Russian and US buyers, happy to pay that for an off the shelf, ready to go rifle with a 地ame on the barrel.
Scope was a Swarovski.
I had previously had the opportunity to go Roe Buck stalking in Sussex and had success with a borrowed Blaser in .30-06 on a 2yo buck still in velvet. The stalk I did was through another forum member. He came Camel shooting with me last August in the Australian outback. In return he organised my chance at a Roe. Amongst all the hate and BS on some forums at the moment, this is one of the positives of the on-line hunting community.
The shot was taken over 151 yards (lasered). Entry hole of the 150 Barnes X shown.
A visit to a gunsmith in Surrey on the way home, revealed you can buy a best quality rifle 'from the trade' for about half to one third what is charged in a London shopfront, but without the name on the barrel.