Mountain rifle combination - Request for opinions

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  1. Hunting Sailor

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    So this is what it turned out to be:
    Tikka T3x Lite in .308Win
    Zeiss Terra 4-12x42
    Aimsonic Silencer 42S
    Weight 3.8 Kg as it is on the picture.

    Hope to get to the range on Saturday. Only available ammo in my area is PMP and ProAmm so I got a few boxes of ProAmm in 150gr.
    Hope to scan the gunshops in PE next week for other options of ammo.

    //Gus
     
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  2. Say Man

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    Nice set up.
     
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  3. Ridgewalker

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    E633BC5F-1AE5-4E5E-A38A-2C464016DF75.jpeg That outfit should do you well! I like it!
    Just fired handloads in my Tikka T3 Lite 300 WM yesterday. 3 Barnes 165gr TTSX in one hole at 100 yards.
     
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    Tikka boar hunter with rail, chambered in 338 winchester magnum. Rifle weight is 6.5 pounds.
     
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    I have a Weatherby Ultra Light in 30/06...5 3/4 #s before scope...Super accurate..Bell n Carlson Medalist stock..Very comfortable..6x42 Meopta
     
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  6. Hunting Sailor

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    Wow!!! That is some wonderful shooting. Not only from the rifle, but the one behind the trigger as well. Well Done!

    //Gus
     
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  7. Hunting Sailor

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    How do you feel about the recoil for that set up?

    //Gus
     

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    So, I got to head out to the beloved mountains in the Eastern Cape.

    Seems like the equipment works as needed.
    Distance of shot was 246m with no way to close the distance. The ram stood dead still behind a bush so I could only see his feet and lower body. He stood still for 45min before he moved clear. Patience is a virtue...

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    Area of the hunt.
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    He looked really big and I shot a 7 1/8 in the same area last year so I wanted to see how this one turned out. Very rough and not being anywhere near a certified measurer, it sure looks promising.
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    Thanks for everybody’s input and views.

    //Gus
     

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    Congrats and well earned!!
     
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    I am genuinely curious - why that thing on the end? In .308 and at 7 lbs or so recoil is a non-issue, and I would assume noise abatement isn't exactly critical on the Eastern Cape. It seems to turn what should be a handy mountain rifle into something very different. All that waving about out there is the last thing I want on one of my rifles for hitting the high places. My current favorite is my KR1 because the telescoping action gives me a very compact package in a full length .270. Resting in the backpack boot the muzzle is at my shoulder. As I say, just curious about the logic.
     
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  11. Ridgewalker

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    Congratulations and well done!
    Did you by any chance recover the bullet? If so, please add a picture and info at the Bullet Performance thread.
    Thanks
     
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  12. Hunting Sailor

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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    //Gus
     

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    Many of the landowners in this area have restrictions about using rifles without silencers.
    Their land and their rules. So comply or don’t hunt on that land.
    I must say that the times I’ve shot herd animals and using a silencer the other animals seem less stressed or scared after the shot and haven’t run away and as far as when I have used a rifle without it.

    So it is not by choice that it was added, although the noise and recoil reduction is welcomed it is less handy.

    //Gus

    Edit: The added length is 128mm so I guess about 6in.
     
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  14. Hunting Sailor

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    It was through and through, so no bullet.

    //Gus
     
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    My "Mountain rifle combination"..... Mauser 66 S in 6,5x68 with a Leupold 8,5-25x50 scope on EAW.

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    My combination, Merkel K3 270 Winchester octogonal barrel with a Swarovski Z6 i 3-13X50.

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