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Bore Guides for Cleaning Rifles

Bore Guides for Cleaning Rifles

At the rifle range it is not uncommon to see shooters cleaning their barrels.  What often surprises me though is the number of otherwise experienced shooters who do not use bore guides in cleaning rifle barrels.  It is difficult to know why that is so.  Bore guides...

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Pig Saddle shooting rest

Pig Saddle shooting rest

My review of the Pig Saddle shooting rest has just been published in the latest copy of the SSAA Australian Shooter magazine.  There are many other interesting articles in the SSAA magazine as well.  Buy a copy at your newsagent or, better yet, join the SSAA to enjoy...

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Swarovski z8i Ballistic Turret

Swarovski z8i Ballistic Turret

This afternoon I set up the ballistic turret on my new Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3×42 P scope.  The scope is fitted to my Savage 11 FCNS rifle in 223 Remington.  With a wild dog hunt later in the afternoon (see more about that below) I wanted to maximize my chances by...

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Swift Sirocco II 62 grain .224 Accuracy

Swift Sirocco II 62 grain .224 Accuracy

Today I was impressed in my continued testing of the Swift Sirocco II 62 grain .224 in my Savage 11 FCNS light sporter in 223 Remington.  This was my second range session with that combination.  I had made a couple of minor adjustments to my Swarovski z6i 1.7-13.3x42...

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Hunting Rifle Accuracy and MOA

Hunting Rifle Accuracy and MOA

A lot of words have been penned about hunting rifle accuracy.  Some of them are mine even.  I subscribe strongly to the concept that MOA is a useful benchmark for hunting rifle accuracy.  In fact, any hunting rifle that can shoot between 1 and 2 MOA off the bench is...

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At the Range

At the Range

This morning I squeezed in a couple of hours at Ravenshoe SSAA rifle range.  There was no shortage of things to do on the home front either, with several acres of thick grass getting near head high in places and a variety of show-stopping maintenance dramas with the...

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22LR Ammo Pouch

22LR Ammo Pouch

For a hectic 22LR plinking or bunny hunting session I like to have an ammo pouch with plenty of loose ammo and a spare magazine.  I have had had a few such pouches over the years, but I reckon my last effort in designing such a pouch nailed it.  Some recent comments...

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Hunting Calibre Ballistics

Hunting Calibre Ballistics

The most popular web page on aussiehunter is the list of hunting rifle calibres and the links off each of those to detailed ballistic data and trajectory. With the help of Ryan, a web developer and lead generation and LinkedIn consultant from Brisbane, I am upgrading...

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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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Shooting in the Rain

Shooting in the Rain

The day before yesterday I ran a number of groups through two separate 223 Remington rifles; my Savage 11 FCNS and a Howa 1500 Mini Action that I am reviewing.  None of the groups were as good as either rifle has done previously with that load, leaving me to surmise...

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257 Weatherby Magnum sighting

257 Weatherby Magnum sighting

I am happy with yesterday’s range session.  It was not a good day for shooting groups though.  The rain never let up, it just varied in intensity.  At least there was little to no breeze.  Having discovered loose action screws on my Vanguard in 257 Weatherby Magnum I...

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Rifle Cleaning and Reloading

Rifle Cleaning and Reloading

Today I double checked the screw tensions on my 257 Weatherby Magnum Vanguard rifle.  At the last range session the rifle was off its game, due to loose action screws.  I also gave the barrel an extra good clean. For starters, I needed some more cleaning patches. ...

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