The Equipment The Optimum Gear for Driven Hunts
Running game, short distances, tough animals, long drives in freezing weather, and lots of other hunters are all special conditions on driven hunts. Here is our list of equipment.
The ranges are short, so accuracy doesn't have to be extreme. The larger middle-class calibers like .30-06, 8x57, or even 9,3x62 results in clearly visible signs of impact on the game.
A fast repeating rifle with a reasonably large magazine capacity will enable fast follow up shots in intense situations
You need a rifle with a steady swing. A sound moderator will help improve handling qualities on most rifles by adding weight to the front. Notice that moderators are not yet legal in all countries.
Lead-free ammunition works fine on driven hunts. Most ammunition manufacturers offer lead-free products. For example, Norma Ecostrike, RWS Evolution green, or Hornady GMX will work reliably on running wild boar at close to medium range.
An Aimpoint® Red Dot Sight
Your sight is the heart of your driven hunt gear. Nothing is faster than a red dot sight with zero magnification allowing the hunter to focus on the surrounding with both eyes open at all times. Since Aimpoint is completely parallax-free, you have the added advantage of not having to think about centering the red dot in the sight. The shot will hit where the dot is.
So-called driven hunt scopes neither offer the unlimited field of view as an Aimpoint used with both eyes open nor are they parallax free.
Aimpoint sight options include compact, low profile models like the Acro C-1TM, Micro H-2TM, or the tubular models like the HunterTM Series. Any of these provide a fast and accurate sighting solution for your hunting rifle. Pick the one that fits your rifle best.
Most driven hunts take place in the late fall and the winter. The hunters will typically stand or sit still for hours. Therefore, the primary function of clothes for this hunting type is to keep the hunter warm and ready for sudden action.