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No Shots Fired

No Shots Fired

  I have not posted for a few weeks.  In that time I have done a plenty of hunting, but no shots have been fired!  A couple of days ago, I got back from an extended hunt on a large cattle property in the gulf country.  Not much short of 1.5 million acres, with two big...

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Nosler Hunting Loads 223 Rem and 243 Win

Nosler Hunting Loads 223 Rem and 243 Win

There were only a handful of stalwarts at the Ravenshoe SSAA range today.  The run of tableland’s weather continues with leaden skies, gusting winds and mizzle.  My goal today was to double-check on the sighting of my hunting loads in 223 Rem and 243 Win. The weather...

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Where Farmland meets Wilderness

Where Farmland meets Wilderness

I have been getting out for some dawn and dusk hunts, well attempted hunts, on the local wild dogs.  I have got to see some of the fabulous sunrises and sunsets of late, but no dogs.  Yesterday afternoon I visited one of my favourite spots, where a deep valley is the...

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Another Dead Cow

Another Dead Cow

Yesterday afternoon, I visited the dead cow on my neighbour’s farm.  She had been in prime condition, and it was a shame to put her down.  However, her calving had gone terribly wrong, and that had quickly led to septicemia.  The owner had done his best, before coming...

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Stalking and Stake-outs

Stalking and Stake-outs

Over the last week, I have been out for a series of early morning wild dog hunts.  There has been no luck with that, so far.  The mornings have been misty and cool, with beautiful sunrises.  I have judiciously called, in good locations, but have not had any responses...

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Nosler Silvertips and Ballistic Tips

Nosler Silvertips and Ballistic Tips

This morning dawned with a solid fog – the harbinger of a calm, sunny day.  And so it was.  It was a good day to be shooting groups at the range.  My previous range session, last week, had been one of wild weather.  I was keen to finalise the sighting-in of my adopted...

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Nosler Projectiles in 243 Winchester

Nosler Projectiles in 243 Winchester

Nosler Projectiles in 243 Winchester The day dawned with gusting winds and rain.  Undeterred by the vagrancies of the local weather, I headed off to the range to continue my testing of Nosler projectiles in 243 Winchester.  More specifically, 90 grain Accubonds and 85...

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Range Testing Hunting Cartridge Reloads

Range Testing Hunting Cartridge Reloads

Weatherby Vanguard HSP 223 Rem It was not an ideal day for testing handloads at the range.  Typical tablelands’ weather had settled-in.  That was, rapidly changing conditions from bouts of calm sunshine to gusting drizzle.  The winds were highly variable, gusting...

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Primos Jim Shockey Gen3 Trigger Stick

Primos Jim Shockey Gen3 Trigger Stick

Primos Jim Shockey Gen3 Trigger Stick This morning was a good opportunity to begin field testing the Primos Jim Shockey Gen3 Trigger Stick kindly provided by Nioa for product review.  First impressions were most favourable.  It is the most convenient, fast-adjusting,...

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Priorities

Priorities

Priorities The first task on getting home today, after a 03:30 start, was to load some ammo for a range session tomorrow.  The mowing can wait.  Another day, or so, won’t hurt.  I have a lot of test loads to begin trying out on the Weatherby HSP varminter in 223 Rem...

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No News is Good News

No News is Good News

No News is Good News My apologies to readers who may be wondering where I have gotten to.  I have not posted much so far in 2018. I have had a number of messages from regular readers asking if I was still on the planet.  The second half of the year will feature a...

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