| www.technika.nu wrote:|
I can't find any working "one scope " solution that works for driven hunts.
If the rain and snow is pouring down all the day, there is only iron sights that works.
If it's normal distances like 10-40 yards I feel the aimpoint is the solution.
Sometimes I am placed on bigger open areas close to where the "drive" is and then a telescopic sight is great.
Sometimes after the driven hunt I am given the possibility to stalk, in such case is the telescopic sight the solution.
And one sight that works for all this, do I not belive exists.
I cut my teeth on driven hunts. The quarry being bushbuck and duiker in the Eatern Cape area of South Africa. These are small buck and are extremely fleetfooted.. Occasionally we will also put up bushpigs. Our sights of choice was open sights or iron sights. With the necessary practise very few shots are missed. The bush is extremely dense, hence the need to use dogs to push the game out. Shots can be from 5m to 300m.
I gradually moved over to a scope, only because I started hunting kudu in more open areas. We also shot the kudu whilst they were on the move. They would either be walking or running, depending if they had become aware of our presence. (Not all South Africans would hunt like this. The most of them would only shoot at standing game. It is mostly the Eastern Cape hunters who were raised to shoot at moving game).I believe that a variable scope that can be set to 2,5 or so can be put to good use. As with anything, it is practise that makes perfect. Shooting moving game remains a difficult thing, and it is easy to blame the type of sights etc, rather then the lack of experience. Technika, please do not read into this that I am saying that you are not experienced, you definately know what you are doing. I am just putting this out for the benefit of newcomers to moving shots. When I started on moving game, I fell into the trap of blaming my equipment that is why I am raising this .
If I only had to hunt driven hunts in thick bush, and rain or snow was present, I agree with you that iron sights are going to give the least problems.
Edited by 8shots - January/30/2008 at 01:48