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Trail Cameras for Hunting

Trail Cameras for Hunting

Trail Cameras for Hunting Trail cameras are a wonderful asset for hunters.  Now you can see the game present in an area and what time it was near the camera.  That information is invaluable, but does not guarantee success. Yesterday afternoon, at about 17:45, my...

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Setting Trail Cameras over a Kill

Setting Trail Cameras over a Kill

Setting Trail Cameras over a Kill This morning I went to a neighbouring farm.  The owner had asked me to put down a distressed cow for him.  Her rear end was hanging out and close by were the remains of her newborn calf.  The dogs had certainly pulled the calf to...

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Pulsar Apex LRS XQ38 Thermal Night Sight

Pulsar Apex LRS XQ38 Thermal Night Sight

Pulsar Apex LRS XQ38 Thermal Night Sight My old friend has just reported back on his growing experience with the Pulsar Apex LRS XQ38 thermal night sight.  I commented earlier on his initial successes with this new sight.  To recap, he and his family run a cattle stud...

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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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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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Moondyne Ghost Eye Trail cameras

Moondyne Ghost Eye Trail cameras

Early in the week I received a package of trail cameras to review.  They were the Moondyne Ghost Eye series 3GExtreme MMS and the Tracker models.  These were supplied by Aussie Outback Supplies who were thoughtful enough to also supply the necessary 16GB SD cards and...

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Trail Camera Pay-out

Trail Camera Pay-out

This morning Mike and I finally got around to retrieving a couple of trail cameras we had left out in the bush.  After a few days of social obligations, rain and lots of mowing, we were keen to get out and about. It was a beautiful morning too, being sunny but...

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Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P scope

Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P scope

After getting back from my heat wave hunting trip I was pleased to find that the post office had a package for me; my new Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3x42 P scope with ballistic turret. I was like a kid before Christmas, wanting to open that package.  However, I enough...

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G7 v G1 Drag Coefficients

G7 v G1 Drag Coefficients

As per earlier blogs, I set up the ballistic turret on my Swarovski scope to suit sighting out to 500 metres for my 257 Weatherby Magnum. Yesterday, on a rainy day in FNQ, I drove over to my hunting buddy’s farm to put theory into practice. We transferred the rifles...

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Swarovski Ballistic Turret

Swarovski Ballistic Turret

Super-sharp optics and ballistic turret technology make Swarovski scopes a great choice for anyone wanting long range hunting capability.  The Swarovski web site has a ballistic calculation program that will let a shooter enter their calibre ballistic data and obtain...

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Bushnell Trophy Xtreme optics

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme optics

This morning I fitted a Bushnell Trophy Xtreme 4-16x44 scope to a Howa 1500 Mini Action rifle.  In conjunction with testing this big, 30mm tube scope with the LR600 reticle I am also testing the Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X50 binoculars. Yesterday I prepped a batch of...

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