The Highland Stalker Magnum Model, available to order in .300 Winchester Magnum, is the latest addition to London gunmaker John Rigby & Co.'s range of Highland Stalker rifles, first introduced in 2017.
The world-renowned British manufacturer of high-end fine hunting guns offers this new model with a 25”/63.5 cm heavy sporter profile barrel. The 14 ¼ in (36 cm), oilfinished grade five walnut stock, fitted with a red rubber recoil pad is 3” longer than the standard Highland Stalker.
Weighing 8.77 lb/3.980 kg and built on the traditional Mauser 98 action, the Highland Stalker Magnum Model is designed as a longer distance scoped rifle, “perfectly suited for hunting the African plains, the Western US and all forms of mountain hunting”, according to the manufacturer. It comes with no fixed iron sights. As with each Highland Stalker model it features a flame blued extractor spring, bolt release spring and magazine follower. Magazine capacity is 3+1 cartridges.
“For year’s we have been asked by our customers if we could create a rifle in .300 Win Mag, but until now it had only been possible for us to create this as London Best model,” says Marc Newton, managing director of Rigby. “By utilising the Highland Stalker as a base, we were able to build it up as a magnum model and meet popular demands, making both an effective rifle, whilst keeping the cost to the customer down to more accessible levels.”
Not surprisingly, the price is adequate to quality, with an RRP of £14,395 GBP, or $19,995 USD.