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Bergara B14 Hunter Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

Bergara B14 Hunter Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

Yesterday, I began my review of this rifle, and it was a good start.  With a brand-new rifle, I followed the recommended shooting-in procedure.  That is, shoot-one and then clean for each of the first ten rounds, followed by shoot-three and clean for the...

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Weihrauch HW100T PCP Air Rifle

Weihrauch HW100T PCP Air Rifle

German gunsmithing has been widely regarded as outstanding since the early days of firearms.  A good modern example of this is the Weihrauch HW100T Laminated Thumbhole PCP air rifle.   Its unembellished, practical, sleek, dark looks are both ominous and...

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Jim Shockey Gen 3 Trigger Stick

Jim Shockey Gen 3 Trigger Stick

Over the years I have had many missed opportunities for a shot at game when hunting in scattered forest or grasslands.  Without any trees or other terrain to rest my rifle on, I have been unwilling to take chancy, unsupported, long shots.  With deer, I...

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Spika Kosci Boots

Spika Kosci Boots

In recent years SPIKA, an Australian-owned company, has expanded its range of outdoor-oriented products to include hiking boots.  I gave the Kosci model hiking boot a good test run and liked what I found.  This review was originally published in the...

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Weatherby Vanguard HSP varmint rifle review

Weatherby Vanguard HSP varmint rifle review

This review was first published in the SSAA Australian Shooter May 2018 edition.Weatherby’s Vanguard HSP rifle is available in 223, 22-250, 243, 308, 270, 30-06 and 300 Win.  With the smaller cartridges, the magazine holds five rounds.  In the larger...

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Diana Mauser K98 Air Rifle Review

Diana Mauser K98 Air Rifle Review

This review was first published in the SSAA Hunter edition 66 in October 2018.Here is an air rifle that will have enormous appeal to aficionados of military firearms.  That stalwart of air-gunning, Diana, has brought out a faithful Mauser 98K lookalike and...

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How to Set-up a Hunting Utility Belt

How to Set-up a Hunting Utility Belt

  Utility Belt for fast-response Hunting I strive to be ready to hunt within a few minutes notice.  I live in a rural area and frequently get calls from nearby farmers suffering from wild dog attacks on their calves and cattle.  Occasionally, it is wild boar...

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The Best Camo for Hunters

The Best Camo for Hunters

  Camo for Hunters If you want better success in your predator hunting, you need to make more use of camo.  This is particularly true when you set up a stake-out stand in a promising location.  I hunt the wild dogs of Australia several times each week.  For my...

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Personal Locator Beacon PLB for Wilderness Emergencies

Personal Locator Beacon PLB for Wilderness Emergencies

  Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) regularly save lives.  It could save yours too.  PLBs are one of the greatest safety initiatives ever invented!  The internet has many stories of people who would not have survived a dangerous...

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Snake Bite Protection

Snake Bite Protection

  The risk of Snake-bite Snakebite is one of the key risks for hunters.  That is particularly so for those who hunt alone.  The Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia have highly venomous snakes whose bite can be rapidly fatal.  Bite-proof leg protection below the...

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Deer Hunting Knives

Deer Hunting Knives

  My hunting knife carry has evolved over the years.  When I lived in the territory, I relied on a pair of Filicietti hand-forged custom knives.  I used them extensively for butchering buffalo and wild cattle.  Until recently, I continued to use these for my deer...

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Savage B22 VFSS varmint rifle Review

Savage B22 VFSS varmint rifle Review

This review of the Savage B22 VFSS was first published in the SSAA magazine in early 2018. When I was a young fellow, shooting pests with both air rifle and an old Lithgow single-shot 22LR, I was envious of my cousin and his 22WMR.  I cannot now remember what make and...

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