This week Irish Safari invites Chris to Ireland to stalk sika ahead of the rut. The unusual, warm weather saw most activity occurring during darkness, with brief periods of movement at first and last light. Prior to the trip, Chris also has the opportunity to test Leica’s new thermal – the Calonux View – thanks to Scott Country International. 

Kit list

Optics:

– Swarovski 10×42 EL range 

  • Zeiss V8 1.8-14×80 
  • Leica Calonux View (Scott Country) 

 

Gun:

– Blaser Professional Success .308 

 

Clothing

– Deerhunter Explore Trousers

  • Deerhunter Explore Smock
  • Deerhunter Waylon Shirt 
  • Crispi Highland GTX Boots 

 

Accessories

– Emberleaf Garron Custom Knife 

  • Apex Predator Roe Sack 
  • Viperflex Quad Sticks 

 

Ammunition:

– Hornady ELD-X .308 178gn 

With thanks to our sponsors

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