Technical Info on all things Hunting and Shooting.  Also Gear Reviews, Recipes, Stories and Fishing related content too!

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Detailed ballistics and trajectories for 160 popular hunting calibres. Guidance on reloading, hunting accuracy and sighting a rifle. Air rifles and the 22LR are covered too.


Stories and information on achieving proficiency in hunting. Detailed information on knife selection and sharpening, game meat processing, navigation, safety and survival.

Gear Reviews

Detailed reviews of hunting related products, including scopes, binoculars, rifles, hiking boots, GPS devices, shooting rests, ammunition and some fishing gear as well.


Enjoying a fine meal of game meat from animals you have hunted yourself is one of life’s great pleasures. Here is a growing selection of recipes that includes desserts.

List of Rifle Calibres

Check out the Aussiehunter comprehensive list of rifle calibres. Detailed technical information and a great tool to use when comparing and choosing which rifle is right for you.

Aussiehunter Blog

Welcome to the Aussiehunter blog.  Updated regularly, it contains a wealth of information from hunting adventures through to technical data on shooting and outdoor equipment.  There are also updates on family, cooking and lifestyle.  Below are my three most recent blog posts.

Consolation Prize

Consolation Prize

Today, I spent most of the day chasing wild dogs, without success.  However, I did get a consolation prize for my efforts.  I stalked and called from numerous locations along the jungle border where vast tracts of state forest jungle meet farming land. In my travels,...

Sauer Classic XT 101 in 243 Winchester

Sauer Classic XT 101 in 243 Winchester

I’ve always liked the German approach to light stalking rifles and was keen to get one in 243 Winchester; a good all-round calibre for Australian hunting.  The light stalking rifle project was conceived at a time when a few well-known upper-echelon companies were...

Bare Hands in Paradise

Bare Hands in Paradise

I am fortunate to live in a scenic part of tropical far north Queensland.  I am a keen birdwatcher and photographer.  Just from our property, I have identified nearly 200 species of birds and am confident that, in time, that count will exceed 200.  David Attenborough...

About Aussiehunter

Aussiehunter has been evolving since its inception in late 2011.  My name is Don Caswell, I retired in early 2012 and wanted an absorbing project to pursue that would build upon my existing interests and passions.  The result was the aussiehunter web site.

Since 1981 I have been a freelance writer, photographer & illustrator.  I am the author of hunting stories and the provider of technical shooting information.  I am an independent reviewer of hunting, shooting & outdoors products, in addition to being a blogger & webmaster with Facebook & Instagram presence.  I am a senior writer for the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) and my articles appear regularly in their publications.

I have always striven to share and perpetuate my approach to, and the joy of, hunting.  The aussiehunter web site contains a wealth of useful and entertaining information, images and stories.  I hope you will enjoy reading of my adventures and find value in the technical data there.