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

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

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Thanks Theo. Just got off the phone with them. It will be in the post Monday. The eye box has come loose and rotates like a Leupold's :think: . Something it was never meant to do. Have a look at the photos above.

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Yeah I see it now, at least it will come back brand new and fully serviced. :handgestures-thumbup:



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

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TheoR8 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Rod wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Thanks Theo. Just got off the phone with them. It will be in the post Monday. The eye box has come loose and rotates like a Leupold's :think: . Something it was never meant to do. Have a look at the photos above.

Rod
Yeah I see it now, at least it will come back brand new and fully serviced. :handgestures-thumbup:
Yep I guess every cloud has a silver lining. :handgestures-thumbup: The scope is already in the post, Safari Firearms should have it Wednesday next week and they reckon about a 6 week turn around.

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

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 pm
Yep I guess every cloud has a silver lining. :handgestures-thumbup: The scope is already in the post, Safari Firearms should have it Wednesday next week and they reckon about a 6 week turn around.
That's the only bummer with euro glass, the turnaround for repairs. :handgestures-thumbup:

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

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Rod wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 pm
TheoR8 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Rod wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Thanks Theo. Just got off the phone with them. It will be in the post Monday. The eye box has come loose and rotates like a Leupold's :think: . Something it was never meant to do. Have a look at the photos above.

Rod
Yeah I see it now, at least it will come back brand new and fully serviced. :handgestures-thumbup:
Yep I guess every cloud has a silver lining. :handgestures-thumbup: The scope is already in the post, Safari Firearms should have it Wednesday next week and they reckon about a 6 week turn around.
I rattled the erector tube loose in my 1.25-4x S&B earlier this year. Gary was great to deal with and the whole ocular was replaced and the scope returned far quicker than S&B predicted. Arrived back same day as my first opportunity to sight in its replacement!

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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What a beautiful rifle!

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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What a beautiful rifle!
Thanks mate.

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Just had a phone call from Safari firearms. My S&B 4 power has returned from Germany and is now with Australia post. Should have her back on the rifle within the week.

I'm impressed with S&B's turn around time on warranty work and can't fault Safari Firearms service. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Rod wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Just had a phone call from Safari firearms. My S&B 4 power has returned from Germany and is now with Australia post. Should have her back on the rifle within the week.

I'm impressed with S&B's turn around time on warranty work and can't fault Safari Firearms service. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Sounds like a win. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Great stuff Rod, fantastic service from S&B, and Safari Firearms are one of the best Gunshops to deal with in Australia. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Stunning rifle. Just beautiful. How does it shoot'?

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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ryanlobo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:40 am
Stunning rifle. Just beautiful. How does it shoot'?
She's going alright. Shoots better than me. Target shot at 100 yards, 4 power S&B.

ooopps.. wrong photo. correct one coming!

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Nothing wrong with that.
Just goes to show, you don't need a high magnification scope to shoot good groups.
I just put a 4x36 Scmidt and Bender on my 8x68S.
Lovely little scope.
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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Nothing wrong with that.
Just goes to show, you don't need a high magnification scope to shoot good groups.
I just put a 4x36 Scmidt and Bender on my 8x68S.
Lovely little scope.
Unfortunately there are not enough of us who appreciate a nice 4x scope. Or a 2.5x or 3x for that matter. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Rigby Highland Stalker 30/06 (UPDATED 26/10/18)

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I prefer lower power optics myself, 1-4x and 2-7x are my go to scopes, and I never use anything bigger then 10x :handgestures-thumbup:
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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