What the Swarovski dS Gen II riflescope can do with deer

What the Swarovski dS Gen II riflescope can do with deer

Tim Pilbeam has a new toy – and he tries it out on fallow deer. Swarovski has brought out a new super-scope. The dS Gen II does a lot of the heavy lifting for deerstalkers and other hunters. It provides you with the data you need to make the show, plus it even superimposes a second, red reticle in your scope for long shots.

For more, visit https://www.swarovskioptik.com/gb/en/hunting/products/rifle-scopes/ds/ds-5-25×52/ds-gen-ii-5-25×52-p

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Why shoot deer?
There are more than two million red, roe, fallow, sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer in Britain’s countryside and semi-urban areas, the highest level for 1,000 years. Numbers have doubled since 1999, according to the Deer Initiative, the UK government’s deer agency.
Deer are an attractive and an important part of our wildlife. However, they have no natural predator in the UK so numbers must be sensibly and strategically managed to keep them in balance with their habitat and to prevent damage to crops, trees, woodland flora, gardens and other wildlife.
Deer cause £4.5 million-worth (Forestry Commission Scotland) of damage to plantations and other commercial woodlands in Scotland. Crop damage is estimated at £4.3m a year according to DEFRA, with the greatest damage on cereal crops in east and south-west England.
More than 8,000 hectares (Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology) of woodland with SSI status is currently in ‘unfavourable’ or ‘recovering’ condition due to deer impacts such as browsing and fraying. Deer can also influence the variety of wildlife in woodlands and other habitats by altering structural and plant species diversity. According to the University of East Anglia’s Dr Paul Dolman, that has resulted in a 50% decline in woodland bird numbers where deer are present, impacting particularly on nightingales, blackcaps, chiffchaffs and warblers.
Deer are susceptible to Bovine TB and may be responsible for the transmission of TB to cattle. They are also the likely driver behind the UK’s increasing tick population (Scharlemann et al 2008).
Happily, venison is a delicious meat. It is wild, natural and free range, and – almost fat-free – it is one of the healthiest meats available today. Results from research commissioned by the Game-to-Eat campaign (Leatherhead Food International Research 2006) suggest that there are real health benefits to eating game. Venison is high in protein, low in saturated fatty acids and contains higher levels of iron than any other red meat.

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12 Comments

  1. Ronny Ruud on October 22, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    After my recent purchase of a R8, this is the next must have 👌👌



  2. James Turner on October 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    are them bullits led
    how much is it



  3. Glenn Connell on October 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Why shoot the fawn? surely its more productive to wait until its a bit bigger?



  4. Robert D Williams Jr on October 22, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    to shoot that fawn is a disgrace



  5. AwesomeCopper on October 22, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Gonna throw one of these on my SCAR 20s.



  6. Edward outthere on October 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Crazy expensive



  7. sau toter on October 22, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Read the small print!! Only a 2 year guarantee on the electrics!!



  8. Max Caysey on October 22, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Swarovski is just the pinnacle of scope/binoculars manufactures!



  9. 2012snakeman on October 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Careful buyers, check parks and wildlife laws where you intend to hunt! A friend pointed out and I confirmed and copied verbatim as of May 2020, Colorado Parks Wildlife CPW Chapter W-0 General Provisions for hunting, Article iv, Manner in taking wildlife > Aids in taking… "Smart-Rifles"
    1. All firearms used to take or attempt to take wildlife shall be fired only by humanly
    controlled, manually-operated mechanical triggers. No person shall use a smart rifle to
    take or attempt to take wildlife.
    2. “Smart Rifle” means any firearm that is equipped with one or more of the following:
    a. A target tracking system;
    b. An electronically-controlled, electronically-assisted, or computer-linked trigger;
    c. A ballistics computer.

    Apparently this isn’t the only state that has a similar law. Without checking, getting a $5k scope confiscated or dealing with loss of hunting license isn’t worth it. I would like to see this be exempt for disabled hunters though. I guess at what point or where do you draw the line with technology. Advance far enough and you want the gun to hold itself upright and fire "automatically" when it see an animal??

    This scope definatley has a place, but I’m not sure if I want something taking or reducing the challenge, experience, or gratification out of a hunt. Maybe if I’m in my 70’s and want what I already do to be way easier lol.



  10. Browning Maxus on October 22, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Where do we stop people have lost the art of stalking and field skills are lost



  11. Herbert Wessel on October 22, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I am from Germany which is similar to Austria, there were always good engineers, the first in big numbers produced riflescope for hunters was a Kahles 4x produced in Vienna mounted on the legendary Mannlicher Schönauer Stutzen Mod 1903. A roedeer at 100m fills the space between the horizontal parts of „Absehen 1“ of a 6x riflescope – at 200 m half of it. So ist is not a big thing to estimate the distance. There are copper bullets 3 Band Classic made by „Labor für Ballistik“ with very high muzzle velocity (.275 Rigby 945m/s) so there is no need for mathematics because of very flat trajectory even when using non magnum cartrigdes. Very good shooting at these distances over a shooting stick I think. Nice video thank you very much.



  12. ingram1051 on October 22, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Your deer trolley is really a great idea. We’ll done!