Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 finally goes stalking (updated 02/04/19)

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 @ the range

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Very nice looking rifle Rod, you've got a few nice ones now in your collection. :handgestures-thumbup:



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Thanks Theo. But I have to admit I've been selling rifles that I haven't shot in years to pay for the Rigby's. Only one Sako left in my safes now :o Still got to buy a heavy rifle and a shotgun :D and I plan on doing a lot of hunting both OS and in Oz. What I have now won't be safe Queens.
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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 @ the range

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So with two nice Rigbys sitting in the safe covering most of the worlds game, what are you planning on adding as the “heavy rifle” :think:

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In a magazine rifle that depends on whether I go R8 or 98. If R8 then 458 Lott and if 98 then a Rigby in 416 Rigby. Or....if a second hand one comes along that I like and can afford then a double in 470 Nitro. I'm in no great hurry but I'm planning on my first trip to Africa in 3 years. So getting one a year before I go would be nice.

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Rod wrote:In a magazine rifle that depends on whether I go R8 or 98. If R8 then 458 Lott and if 98 then a Rigby in 416 Rigby. Or....if a second hand one comes along that I like and can afford then a double in 470 Nitro. I'm in no great hurry but I'm planning on my first trip to Africa in 3 years. So getting one a year before I go would be nice.

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Two great choices. What do you hope to hunt in Africa. Don't you already have a Rigby in 375H&H (or is that someone else :think: aging sucks) You wouldn't leave that behind....would you. I would think two Rigby's would be way cool but I would worry myself sick something might happen to them.
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Rod wrote:In a magazine rifle that depends on whether I go R8 or 98. If R8 then 458 Lott and if 98 then a Rigby in 416 Rigby. Or....if a second hand one comes along that I like and can afford then a double in 470 Nitro. I'm in no great hurry but I'm planning on my first trip to Africa in 3 years. So getting one a year before I go would be nice.

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Two great choices. What do you hope to hunt in Africa. Don't you already have a Rigby in 375H&H (or is that someone else :think: aging sucks) You wouldn't leave that behind....would you. I would think two Rigby's would be way cool but I would worry myself sick something might happen to them.
I'm hoping...planning on hunting an elephant, and buff. And, maybe if I can fit in a return hunt an eland, kudu, oryx and maybe a leopard. Well, that's the wish list.

Yep, I do have Rigby's in both 375 and 06 and the plan is to use them at least once in Africa.

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Sounds like a plan, or a couple really given the species list; Namibia and Zim/Zambia? Just how much do you want an Oryx? ;)

It's been almost two years since I saw my last elephant in the African bush, and perhaps due to fading memory of just how imposing they are I'm back to thinking a 300g Hydro or 350g FMJ from the H&H would be sufficient. I think my attitude would probably change as soon as I made a deposit on a ele trophy fee...

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Well, after a lot of thought I finally took out a mortgage on the family home and just managed to finance the purchase of some EAW QD pivot mounts for the Highland Stalker. Just $700 delivered to my door. :o

Pulled out the rifle, the S&B 4x scope and checked that the mounts were :handgestures-thumbup: Guess what?...... they were :happy-jumpeveryone: :happy-jumpeveryone: :happy-jumpeveryone:

Then read the mounting instructions. :shock: :shock: :? :? :oops: :oops: I don't have a degree in engineering....so off to the gunsmith. Just a short 3 hour return drive. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

Now, hopefully the rifle and all attachments will be ready for pick-up in just 2 weeks. Then another 3 hour return drive :whistle: :whistle: plus the Gunsmiths fee (he does do excellent work :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup: ) and I'll be ready to give her another blast. :whistle: :whistle:

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Rod

Good choice, when I owned the Sauer 202Takedown I had EAW mounts and never had any issues. They do take some setting up but once set they are excellent.

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Are the mounts a really that hard to set up?
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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SPEEDY wrote:
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Are the mounts a really that hard to set up?
Yep.

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Excellent choice Rod, they are excellent quality and really suit the rifle.
Rob will do an excellent job fitting them.
He has done a lot of work for me over the years and I have never been disappointed.
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Re: Rigbey Highland Stalker (Updated) EAW Mounts & scope fitted

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Went for a drive up to the Gunsmiths yesterday and collected the 30/06. Pretty happy with the fit and look of the mounts and scope.

Hopefully a trip to the range within the week to try her out with the scope.
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9.3x64 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:05 am
Excellent choice Rod, they are excellent quality and really suit the rifle.
Rob will do an excellent job fitting them.
He has done a lot of work for me over the years and I have never been disappointed.
You were 100% correct. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker (Updated) EAW Mounts & scope fitted

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Great to hear mate. Looks fantastic. :clap:
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