Sporting Rifle

18 months with the Jaeger 10

After a long period using the Haenel Jaeger 10 Sporter Varmint, with adjustable cheekpiece topped off with the Meopta R2 2.5-15x56, it seems only appropriate to gather up my findings and give my verdict. I reviewed this rifle last year and enjoyed the features and the overall balance of the whole package during the initial testing phase while on the range zeroing up. Just to recap, the rifle is fitted with a Brugger & Thomet moderator – which does increase the weight but it enhances the package, and performs flawlessly – and topped with a Meopta Meostar R2 scope.

BALANCE AND HANDLING

My rifle spends more time on my shoulder than anywhere else, but perhaps a close second is the resting place on my sticks after I have stalked into a decent ambush position. With that in mind, the balance of a slung rifle – which is key for comfort – is

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