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Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magnum

Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magnum

I mention my 257 Weatherby quite often, so I thought I would re-post the original review I did, as published in the SSAA a couple of years ago..........................The Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 rifle has much to recommend it to Aussie shooters in...

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Reloading Kit for Sale

Reloading Kit for Sale

After reloading for a few decades, I have decided to cease and sell my reloading gear as a full package.  I find that I am doing a lot more hunting, and less shooting, than ever.  My annual ammunition requirements have dropped to about 20 to 40 rounds. ...

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Leupold RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder Review

Leupold RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder Review

 When using flat-shooting magnum calibres, out to long range, a good rangefinder is essential.  The following as a review that was published in the SSAA's 68th edition of the Hunter magazine, in April 2019.Leupold has brought out a newer, improved version...

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Voere K15A Rimfire Rifle Review

Voere K15A Rimfire Rifle Review

Voere recently brought out the K15A model, and what an interesting little rifle it is.  Little is the operative word here too.  The K15A is a dinky little rifle that appears positively toy-like.  However, this is no toy.  The Voere K15A is a fully...

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Austealth Hunting Clothing

Austealth Hunting Clothing

 I was glad of my cosy, blaze-camo Austealth jacket and matching lined cap this morning.  A pre-first light start saw me chasing calf-killing wild dogs on a nearby farm.  A sharp, cold breeze was whistling about me as I noted a touch of frost in the...

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Howa 1500 Mini-Action Review

Howa 1500 Mini-Action Review

The Howa 1500 Mini-Action is a dainty little rifle, ideally suited to the 204 Ruger, 222 Remington and 223 Remington for which it is chambered.  As the name, Mini-Action, implies this rifle has been scaled down to suit those three small calibre centrefire...

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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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