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Range Testing

Range Testing

Yesterday I was busy testing the Savage B22 VFSS 22WMR and the Bergara BA13 243 Win. I initially treated the Savage 22WMR like I would a centrefire rifle.  That is, I shot the barrel in slowly, meaning a lot of cleaning between shots.  I did some research and there...

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Rifle Range

Rifle Range

Today I visited the Ravenshoe SSAA rifle range and began to test a couple of review rifles.  I also ran a few rounds through my hunting rifles, just to check the sighting.  I like to do that regularly. I was not expecting much from the brand new barrel of the Savage...

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22LR Ammo – CCI Shotshell for Pest Control

22LR Ammo – CCI Shotshell for Pest Control

The CCI 22LR Shotshell is an ideal choice for shooting pests at close range within buildings.  When I was a kid, one of my favourite activities was shooting rats in the farm barn of a relation.  My cousins and I would take the old, long-barrelled Lithgow 22LR rifle...

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My Single-Shot Crush

My Single-Shot Crush

During the recent wet weather, I have been using house time to research a few potential projects and new products.  I have always been drawn to single-shot rifles.  Even though I always strive to make the first shot count, regardless of whatever type of rifle I am...

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Optimising Your Air Rifle

Optimising Your Air Rifle

This story was originally published in the June 2017 edition of the SSAA’s Australian Shooter magazine. Like any rifle, an air rifle requires some tuning to get the most out of it.  First and foremost is accuracy.  If you want to extract the full potential of your air...

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Ammunition Accuracy Measurement and MOA

Ammunition Accuracy Measurement and MOA

Hunting rifle accuracy is pretty much defined by the size of a group of shots fired at a target 100 yards distant.  Minute of Angle (MOA) is the most convenient unit measure for such accuracy.  A minute of angle is one 60th of one degree.  Most folks would know that a...

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How to zero your sight

There are many websites devoted to hunting and shooting, like aussiehunter.  I am starting to forge links with a few of these other sites.  There will be some selective sharing of our content and an opportunity to view other perspectives on various topics.  Following...

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Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Accuracy

Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Accuracy

Today was my first firing of the Weatherby Vanguard varmint rifle in 223 Remington calibre.  I had thrown together a number of handloads based on projectiles and loads that had performed well in other rifles over the years.  In doing that, I just backed off the...

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Weatherby Vanguard varmint rifle

Weatherby Vanguard varmint rifle

I just got my hands on a new review rifle, supplied by the distributor Tasco Sales Australia.  It is a Weatherby Vanguard varmint rifle in 223 Remington.  It is topped with a Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X30 6-24x50 scope.  The combination should make for an excellent...

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