A GREAT calibre just waiting for someone in the media / journalism to rediscover it!
Only ever two possible down sides. One, the noise. The other, the recoil. A poorly balanced rifle failing to transfer recoil well is awful to shoot.
HOWEVER, the calibre ALWAYS had the superb positive. It IS just about THE most effective round for dumping energy and achieving a clean fast kill. Even if the shot placement is not perfect!
Bear in mind the fact that we can all now have sound moderators which easily solve both possible issues. It has to be only a matter of time untill this calibre once again finds the favour and popularity it once held.
The rifle is in great condition throughout with only a couple of stock marks that will lift. Metal work is excellent too.
As a good working tool MORE than suitable for any and all sport in the UK these old Parker Hale rifles are hard to beat.
(As it is I have actually just put a package together for a keeper in an even older PH rifle and three rounds sit under a 1p piece at the obligatory 100+ yards)!