The portrait of a hunter
The German Hunter Henrik Lott has a specialty: He hunts exclusively with iron sights. The requirement to be much closer to his prey and the physical challenge of the stalk are his motivation and drive. His intensive training and the successful participation in shooting competitions allow him the huntsman-worthy (responsible) hunt without scope.
He found his way to hunting with iron sights when he had almost given up hunting altogether. The passive hunt could no longer excite him. Then, a hunting book by an experienced African hunter, who hunts exclusively without scope, introduced him to a whole new way of hunting. Neither the trophy nor the sheer number of kills are important to him now, what matters is making his way to the game and the feeling of accomplishment after a tough stalk.
However, European game, such as roe deer, is often smaller in size than African game. With shooting distances being very limited, firing must be carried out in an extremely disciplined manner.
Henrik has been using a Mauser M 03 with various interchangeable barrels for years. During training and in Germany, he often chooses the .308 Win. For strong game, for example in Africa, he uses the .375 H&H. The Mauser manual cocking system is an enormous safety factor for him, especially since this style of hunting is particularly demanding for both man and rifle.