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MagnetoSpeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph

MagnetoSpeed V3 Ballistic Chronograph

Ballistic Chronographs Chronographs are an essential tool for load development in firearms.  An accurate measure of muzzle velocity is the cornerstone for understanding trajectory and sighting.  In addition, it is a very useful cross-check against the data in the...

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Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P

Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P

Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3x42 P scope Swarovski Optik has a well-earned reputation for first-class optics.  The recently released z8i series of scopes only adds to that reputation.  The clarity, sharpness and colour rendition are outstanding. The z8 series, as the name...

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Taramundi Blades

Taramundi Blades

Hundreds of years ago Toledo steel earned an enduring reputation from the fine blades used by Spanish soldiers and knights on the battlefield.  Today Spain still has many knife making areas.  The village of Taramundi is particularly well known for its cutlery, which...

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Moondyne Ghost Eye Trail Cameras Review

Moondyne Ghost Eye Trail Cameras Review

I have been playing with Moondyne Ghost Eye series 3GExtreme MMS and the Tracker models, supplied Moondyne.  When I unpacked the cameras the necessary 16GB SD cards plus packs of brand new batteries were also included, a nice touch from Moondyne. I had a close look at...

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Review of the Ruger American Rimfire Compact rifle in 22LR

Review of the Ruger American Rimfire Compact rifle in 22LR

The Ruger American Rimfire Compact rifle in 22LR is going to have a lot of appeal to shooters.  Don Caswell reports on putting one of these through its paces and having a lot of fun in the process.  This review was originally published in the SSAA Hunter magazine,...

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Daiwa Short Bite SP 603LFS 6 foot Travel Rod

Daiwa Short Bite SP 603LFS 6 foot Travel Rod

With the camping season now upon us, and a trip to New Zealand in the offing as well, I have dusted off my nifty little Daiwa travel rod, my review of which follows. I long felt that hunting and fishing didn’t really mix.  However, I’ve recently changed my mind about...

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Bushnell Trophy Xtreme optics review

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme optics review

Optics with sharp, clear vision and excellent colour rendition, are more than a nice to have; they are an essential part of the hunter’s kit.  It starts with good binoculars.  Obviously, it is useful to spot and identify game at long range then plan a hunt.  However,...

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Steve Austin Detector Dog Trainer

Steve Austin Detector Dog Trainer

It is always a pleasure to see a maestro at work, in whatever field of endeavour they have mastered.  I just visited the dog training centre run by Steve Austin and was able to talk with him while he worked a number of dogs in masterly fashion. Steve is probably...

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Review Champion 13.5-23 inch bipod

Review Champion 13.5-23 inch bipod

After some consideration I recently bought myself a Champion 13.5-23 inch bipod.  As the name implies the legs can be set at either 13.5 inches or extended out to 23 inches.  For shooting over rocky outcrops I find the 13.5 inch length ideal.  When sitting on the...

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Review Bushnell Rimfire 3-12×40 SF scope

Review Bushnell Rimfire 3-12×40 SF scope

The following review was recently published in the SSAA magazine and is re-posted here. Most shooters start off with a 22 rimfire.  Often however they do not give due consideration to the scope best suited to that calibre.  A lot of scopes are actually designed for...

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