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Venison Hunting

Venison Hunting

Last week Kathy and I camped at a favourite spot on the edge of a large billabong.  After a hectic few weeks, with a house full of visitors to attend a funeral and provide support, we felt we needed some time alone, camped in a serene location.The added...

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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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Howling up Predatory Wild Dogs

Howling up Predatory Wild Dogs

  My hunting buddy, Peter, called and asked me to pay a visit to one of his hunting spots.  He had just received an urgent call from a local farmer which he could not respond to.  The farmer had asked for help after a night raid by wild dogs on his...

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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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Predatory Wild Dog Hunt

Predatory Wild Dog Hunt

 Another early start this morning finally paid dividends.  My son Ryan and I have invested a few early mornings in chasing calf-killing wild dogs on a farm close to home.  On the first visit, a thick morning mist reduced our visibility greatly.  We enjoyed...

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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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The Superior Pellet Trap

The Superior Pellet Trap

I am a big believer in practising with an air rifle.  The ability to shoot targets on any given day is a great way of improving and keeping your shooting skills with centrefire rifles.  There are two challenges to this.  Firstly, where will you shoot your...

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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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