Reviews and tutorials

Swarovski Z8i and Blaser R8 - zeroing

First shots with the new scope. Zeroing went all right and I quite like the Z8i so far. The BTF is a joy to use, need to go on a different range to set it to my load. #TIMESTAMPS 1:19 50m 2:12 100m 3:20 Using bipod 4:40 Group off a bipod #SUBSCRIBE http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginway #BLOG My deer stalking blog: http…

Swarovski Z8i riflescope rail mount on Blaser R8

Just a short instructional video showing how to mount a rail mounted scope. This is Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56 riflescope mounted on a Blaser R8 rifle using Blaser QD saddle mount. This is Swarovski rail (SR), but the same principle applies to Zeiss and S&B type of rails. #TIMESTAMPS 0:15 Blaser SR saddle mount 3:10 Objective lens protector 3:47 Ocul…

Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56 riflescope unboxing - ballistic turret BTF - scope lens protector SLP

I decided to get a new riflescope for this season. It was a choice between Zeiss V8 and Swarovski Z8i. Always been a Zeiss man, but after handling both at the game fair I had to admit Swarovski seemed a better scope for my needs... So here you have a short Swarovski Z8i 2.3-18x56 SR unboxing. I also got a few accessories for the scope such as ball…

Red dot sight - zeroing on a combo gun - kolimator PWS na kniejówce - Bockbüchsflinte

Just a short video showing mounting and zeroing of a red dot sight on a combination gun. I did that on my Dad's request as he wanted to try a red dot sight on driven hunts this season. The combo gun is a Fair and a red dot sight is a PWS. The zeroing process is quite straightforward and not really much to talk about. I initially started at 25m and…

How to install Harris bipod stud on Blaser R8 rifle

I usually don't use bipods apart from zeroing, but had a Harris 9-13" swiveling model gathering dust, so decided to start using it again. The problem with Blaser rifles is they don't come with standard bipod studs and I had to mount an adapter in order to use a bipod. The adapter is a Blaser component that can be sourced from your local Blaser dea…

How I clean my rifles - Blaser R8 cleaning routine - Jak czyszczę broń

Many of my subscribers requested a rifle cleaning video and although I think it is quite boring here goes. I clean my rifle after every shot. I mainly use: - Dewey cleaning rods, jags and brushes - Napier cleaning material - Butch's bore shine - Milfoam Forrest bore cleaning foam - Ballistol gun oil Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.you…

Acropolis photo backpack overview - Nowy plecak od Acropolis

All the equipment I carry around does not fit into a small backpack anymore... Especially my DIY nightvision is quite bulky, so I got a new backpack from Acropolis. This is an overview how the backpack looks like and how I use it for my photo/video equipment, I also keep all my hunting accessories in it. So far so good, it is much better than my p…

Minox BL 10x44 HD binoculars - quick overview

Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginway Visit my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gregloginway Visit my deer stalking blog: http://roestalker.co.uk Subskrybuj mój kanał łowiecki: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginway Mój kanał myśliwski: http://www.yout…

Zeroing red dot sight on a Blaser R8 - Przystrzelanie kolimator zamknięty PWS KZ-03

Just a short video from the range. Just zeroed my new PWS red dot sight. It was quite a quick process, apart from the fact I cant tell left from right... lol It is a 2MOA sight and at 50m was grouping very well, at 100m it was about 1-1.5". I am happy with the result so far. Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_cente…

PWS KZ-03 red dot sight and Henneberger Blaser mount - Kolimator zamknięty PWS

My last attempt shooting running wild boar at the range with my normal stalking scope was not too successful, so wanted to give a red dot sight a go. I could not justify spending too much on Aimpoint Micro H1/H2 just to find out it might not be something for me, so went for a similar sight made by PWS but at the fraction of the cost of the new Aimp…

KOLVKAM comb raiser for Blaser R8 Professional Success

I had my Blaser R8 Professional Success stock modified by KOLVKAM in Sweden. It even further improved handling of what is almost perfect stock. Kolvkam comb raiser is a well worth improvement to make if you use the same rifle with different scopes and red dots as I do. It was very neat and quick job from Kolvkam. Can recommend it highly enough, qua…

PWS KO-015 red dot sight - przystrzeliwanie kolimatora otwartego PWS

I was looking for a sight I could use on driven hunts and PWS kindly sent me an open red dot KO-015 model. It was very easy to get it sighted in and despite quite big dot of 5MOA I was surprised to get about 1MOA groups at 75m. Looking forward to using it on boars. To find out more about PWS visit: http://celowniki.com.pl Please subscribe to my …

New toy - Blaser R8 Professional Success - unboxing

I got a new rifle - Blaser R8 Professional Success. This is short unboxing video, I will try to show more in depth review later on. Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginway Visit my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gregloginway Visit my deer stalking blog: http://roestalker.co.uk W koń…

Harkila Fenja Roesack review - Plecak myśliwski Harkila Fenja - Hunting Rucksack - Backpack

As some people say real work starts after pulling the trigger. It is true particularly with red deer... and I do drag them off the forest quite often, but if I can avoid it, I prefer other methods. I use the Harkila Fenja roesack for roe and smaller reds. It can easily take two roe or red calf. I think I once managed a doe and two kids, but it was…

DIY quad sticks - Jak zrobić pastorał

4 hazel sticks, a piece of bangee cord, knife and 5 minutes of work. This is really simple and these quad sticks are far superior to twin shooting sticks and tripods. Just cut 4 pieces of hazel about as tall as yourself, then shorten two of them by 2-3". They can really be same height, but it is easier to put the rifle of sticks and it is more stab…

TAMED Optics rangefinder review - Dalmierz TAMED Optics

Short review of TAMED Optics laser rangefinder I got for testing. It can measure up to 600m with +/-1m accuracy. What is unusual apart from a battery it has a built in rechargeable battery and a solar panel on it's side. It has several modes including measuring distance to reflective objects, in rain and special mode for measurements above 150m. It…

Blaser return to zero

Question would Blaser rifle hold zero after barrel and mounts change repeat all the time, so see for yourself. I know this has been done before, but many people asked for this so I did this video. Hope it is not too boring! This is Blaser R93 Professional in .243 caliber shooting 100gr reloads at about 100m. The mount is original Blaser QD with 30m…

NEW Minox ZE 5i 3-15x56 and Blaser R93 - zeroing session: RoeStalker

I mounted new Minox Ze5i 3-15x56 scope on top of my Blaser R93. No problems with the scope, it is 30mm tube and I used one of the spare original Blaser QD mounts. The scope has decent eye relieve as most of the scopes I tried the rings end up very close to adjustment knobs making the QD levers difficult to close, but ZE5i can be mounted further up.…

MINOX ZE5i 3-15x56 rifle scope with illuminated reticule unboxing - initial impression: RoeStalker

Turn on captions to see my comments! I got a new Minox ZE 5i 3-15x56 scope with illuminated German #4 reticule and side parallax. This is initial impression/unboxing video, but I already mounted in on Blaser R93 and it is superb. I used to have ZA5 2-10x40 scope from Minox and enjoyed it, but sold it with a rifle. Since then Minox released a series…

New MINOX 8x56 BL binoculars: initial impression - unboxing: RoeStalker

I got my hands on a pair of new MINOX BL binoculars. Did not have much time to review them properly yet, this video shows only unboxing. However, initial impression is very good and will write more about them on my blog. These are German made 8x56 BLs. I am going to use them for low light observation when deer stalking and wild boar hunting under …

New scope for Blaser R93 - Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50: RoeStalker's gear review

Got a new scope for my Blaser R93 Professional rifle in .243 Win. Initially I had my old Zeiss 2.5-10x52 scope on top of it, but always wanted something with more magnification for the .243 and got a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 from the US. I already have the 4.5-14x50 model, so bought its bigger brother as I knew it would be a good choice. I also got…

Blaser R93 misfire - Why neck sizing is not good for Blaser straight pull rifles: RoeStalker

I did a short video some time ago about reloading for my Blaser R93 in .243 and someone asked me a question - Why do you full size the cases? It is better to just neck size fire formed cases and they would result in more accurate rounds in your rifle and less worked cases last longer. Yes, it is true for any bolt action rifle, but not Blaser straig…

Thermacell midge and mosquito repellent. Roestalker: Review and unboxing.

I hate midges. From late May to about October it is impossible to go into Scottish forests without good midge repellent. Midges take all the pleasure of hunting away... I have not been able to find a midge repellent that would work for me. I tried various mosquito repellents and Avon Skin-so-soft that works for many, but none was really effective. …

Accuracy shooting off single, twin and quad sticks. RoeStalker's tutorial

When I bought my first quad sticks off Tony http://quadsticks.yolasite.com/ (watch my report from Deerstalking fair in Kelso where he demonstrates how to use them here: http://goo.gl/qti8o ) several people asked me how accurate is shooting off Tony's quad sticks in comparison to single and twin sticks. This video shows a quick experiment to find an…

New Lee Ergo Prime vs Auto Prime - comparison review

I always used old good Lee Auto Prime for reloading. It is nice and reliable tool, but I struggle to prime some .243 Winchester brass even that it was prepared properly. From time to time there was a case that I had to use excessive force to fit the primer flush with the bottom of the case. I noticed Lee manufactured a new priming tool. I saw Auto …

Blaser R93 Professional - zeroing -Przystrzeliwanie Blasera

I finally got a free afternoon to zero new Blaser R93 Professional rifle. Have a look at me previous videos for more details. This is standard profile barrel in .243 Winchester. I used factory Blaser QD 30mm mounts to mount one of my spare scopes. The scope is quite old Zeiss 2.5-10x52 riflescope. I think I will swap it for something with more mag…

New toy arrived... Unpacking and assembly Blaser R93 Professional rifle.RoeStalker

I sold my Krico stutzen mainly because it was a shame to ruin such a nice wooden stock. It got wet every time I was out. It was really great rifle, but unfortunately not for Scottish weather... I went for another synthetic stock .243Win rifle. I was offered very good price on Blaser R93 Professional. It is a second hand stock and bolt with a brand…

Steyr Mannlicher Pro Hunter rifle and Zeiss Diavari 2.5-10x52 scope and A-tec sound moderator.

Another video showing one of my deer stalking setups. This is Steyr Mannlicher Pro Hunter stainless synthetic rifle in .308 Win. Zeiss 2.5-10x52 scope is in standard Leupold mounts. The sound moderator is a lightweight A-tec CMM-4. This rifle shoots well with Hornady SST 150gr and Speer 180gr SPBT reloads. This is my main red deer hunting rifle. …

Krico Stutzen and Lisenfeld riflescope. My woodland deer stalking setup.

This is my woodland stalking setup: Krico Stutzen in .243Win with Lisenfeld Spezial 3-9x42 scope. I used this rifle for a while and it shoots 1" groups or below easily. You can see the rifle in action on the two latest videos with the red stags I shot. You can see it shoots straight. It is not new so a few minor marks on the stock and on scope tube…

Fair combination gun with Schmidt and Bender riflescope. Kniejówka.

After uploading last couple of wild boar hunting videos I had a few questions about the gun I used so here goes. It is Italian make Fair Combi de Luxe model. It is over-and-under combination type of gun with a top 12 gauge shotgun barrel with a 3" chamber. Bottom rifled barrel is in .30-06 Spr flavor. I bought it mainly for driven hunts, but it doe…

How to make simple shooting twin sticks

Majority of my shooting is off sticks and I don't go out deer stalking without a pair. I tried various types over the years and am convinced that simple hazel sticks and a piece of string is all I need. They are light (and get lighter when dry), quiet (plastic and alu sticks make much more noise) and can be made in 5 minutes. If I forget and leave …

Tikka M595 and Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 rifle scope. My roe deer hunting setup.

A few people asked about my deer stalking setups so here goes the first one. This is my setup I use when I am after roebucks in early season and does later in winter. This is Tikka M595 rifle in .223 Remington. The stainless barrel was cut down to 17" and threaded for moderator. The scope on top is Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 with target turrets and s…

.308 Win Load Development - Part 2 (Changing Cartridge Overall Length)

This is a video showing the whole process of finding a good load for my .308 Win deer stalking rifle. I decided to try some heavier loads for hunting and got Speer 180gr SPBT bullets. I used Vihtavouri N140 powder and CCI large rifle primers. This is second part of the video showing results of varying OAL. Link to the first video: http://youtu.be…

.308 Win Load Development - Part 1 (Speer 180gr SPBT bullets and Vihtavuori N140 powder)

This is a video showing the whole process of finding a good load for my .308 Win deer stalking rifle. I decided to try some heavier loads and got Speer 180gr SPBT bullets. I used the same powder as before - Vit N140 and CCI primers. This video was a bit too long so I split that in two parts. First one shows reloading with Lee hand press and a set…

Cheap Lidl Ultrasonic Cleaner review. How to clean brass / cases for reloading tutorial video.

Just a quick demo showing how I clean brass for reloading with Ultrasonic Cleaner from Lidl. I think it cost £20. It speeds up the process of brass preparation significantly. 600 seconds cycle seems to be enough, but might need to increase that time for very dirty cases. Simply remove spent primers and throw the brass in. Add 1:1 water and vinega…

Reloading for my .308 Win deer hunting rifle with Lee Classic Loader

A short video showing reloading process for my .308 Winchester deer stalking rifle. I used Lee Classic Loader plus a few bits and pieces for case preparation. The cost of all tools below $50 (£35). I used Hornady 150gr SST bullets, Vihtavouri N-140 powder and CCI large rifle primers. More details here: http://roestalker.co.uk/308-win-load-develo…

Minox ZA5 rifle scope review.

I got new Minox ZA5 2-10x40 rifle scope I put on top of my Tikka M595 in .223 Rem. This is a short video showing the scope, bore sighting, zeroing and a few first shots. Full rifle scope review on my blog at: http://roestalker.co.uk/minox-riflescope-product-review-test/ Minox ZA5 riflescope review / test. http://roestalker.co.uk http://roestal…

Sound moderators test / review. BR T8 reflex suppressor and A-Tec CMM-4 Alu silencer.

I have been too busy to go out deer stalking recently, so another test/review instead. This time sound moderators: good old reflex type T8 and new end barrel type A-tec CMM-4 Alu mod. After a few years of using T8 change for A-tec transformed my rifles and they are now much nicer to shoot and carry. However, I still think T8 has better sound attenu…

How to use Bushnell Laser Bore Sighter. Tutorial, review, test.

Full review at http://roestalker.co.uk/bushnell-laser-bore-sighter-review/ My first quick review video, so will see how it goes and whether people like this kind of stuff or not. I think it is all self explanatory, so no talking... Rate the video and please leave comments. Adding a link to the product, lots of options available does not have to m…

RoeStalker: How I film my hunts.

Please turn on Closed Captions to see my comments. What camera you use and how do you film your hunts are the two most common questions I get. This video is showing my self filming tips and techniques when out deer hunting. After some time of trying various things I basically ended up using three techniques. Definitely best results I get using tri…