That might have been me. I went darker and knocked down some shine. I posted a quick pic above.Several months ago someone posted before and after pics of their refinished HS, but for the life of me can't remember who it was or find the post. I hope they post it. Nicest finished HS I've ever seen.
That might have been me. I went darker and knocked down some shine. I posted a quick pic above.
Keeping up with the Joneses isn't easy. I lay full blame at the feet of the AH membership for nearly all of my firearm purchases since I joined.Im the guy that always argues I can do the same thing with a $1K winchester that I can do with a $10K rigby... I'd rather spend the additional $9K on a hunt...
but you guys are making me green with envy..
those are some absolutely beautiful rifles..
Nice buff too!
Nice buff too!
It definitely looks like the mounts in the top photo EAW? Sit lower than the hexalock mounts. I'm not sure I would have enough bolt clearance with those mounts?
I'm guessing the Romanian hunt is for boar? What sort of load are you considering?My wife’s buffalo, it was a great hunt I. Dande with Len Taylor.
Yes, that rifle has had EAW, then Talley and now back to EAW mounts. Now that my wife has declared herself done with buffalo, the rifle sports EAW mounts with a Z6 1.7-10x42. The EAW mounts allow the scope to be mounted as low as possible with the Swarovski eye-piece (Talley lows are too low), and also allows the scope to be mounted further to the rear for better positioning. I believe that I am now done tinkering with it, other than additional load development for a Romania hunt this fall.
Absolutely beautiful gun! I bought the Rigby predicesor of the HS which was the Rigby HV made In 1956. I will be posting my pictures soon as i can. I had to have it refurbished. I was going to have it done like a HS but a phone call into London Rigby talked me out of it. They convinced me to keep it true to the Rigby HV which has an identical barrel but the stock does not have the red hue and it has the comb on the cheek piece which the HS does not have. An added bonus is my Rigby 275 HV easily accepts 170 grain bullets with no problems.As a few of you probably already know, I recently purchased a Rigby Highland Stalker in 9.3X62. Finally got my hands on it today, haven't had it on the range yet but so far super happy with it.
I have noticed quite a few different threads on here where people are asking about scope mounts for this rifle, chamberings, costs, upgrades, weight, best scope choices etc. I thought maybe a thread specific to Highland Stalkers might help people out when they are considering one and looking for info on these rifles.
So show us your Highland Stalkers!
Mine is the standard configuration as per the specs on Rigby's website, no upgrades, chambered in 9.3X62, built in 2018 so has been sitting on the shelf for quite a while, genuine Mauser Hexalock mounts, Leupold VX-3HD 1.5-5 scope, rifle weighs in at 8.74lbs unloaded with the mounts and scope, perfect amount of bolt clearance with the scope using the Hexalock mounts. I'm going to be running heavy for calibre 320 grain Woodleighs through it for big game in the northern part of Australia. Will be sure to let you know how it shoots when I get it the range.
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Never too late to the party with a HS mate. That's a bloody nice piece of wood!
I used to think this way a bit as well, but have just accepted the fact if I am going to use it then it will likely get scratched and I have come to terms with that.All nice rifles shown. I sometimes think they are too nice for the field but it would be nice to hunt Africa (or anywhere) with a nice classic rifle and a tented camp to recreate that old world feeling or nostalgia.