How to Choose the Best Calibres for Deer Hunting – 1

How to Choose the Best Calibres for Deer Hunting – 1

Now, there is a subject of high interest and controversy!  It is a perennial topic and a mainstay of conversation around the after-dinner campfire on any continent.  I am happy to add my thoughts on the subject to the muddy mix, more as a guide for new-chums to think...
Handloading the 243 Winchester with Nosler Bullets

Handloading the 243 Winchester with Nosler Bullets

Today I loaded three separate batches of 243 Winchester ammo, progressing my efforts to find a sweet load for the Bergara BA13 rifle I am reviewing.  From last week’s range session it seems that the 47.0 grain loading of AR2213SC (H4831SC in USA) is a good choice for...
Preparing Rifle Cases for Reloading

Preparing Rifle Cases for Reloading

A combination of social events and drizzly days has kept me home the last week.  Now that the weather has turned cooler I have been trying to avoid getting soaked, and cold, on my early morning and late afternoon wild dog hunts. It was the same mizzly weather again...
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...
How To Sharpen a Knife on a Diamond Stone

How To Sharpen a Knife on a Diamond Stone

One important life skill for any outdoors person who hunts and fishes is being able to sharpen a knife.  There are some nifty rigs out there which can assist in that.  However, I would advocate learning how to use just a flat diamond stone.  It is relatively simple...
How To Prepare Fired Cases for Reloading

How To Prepare Fired Cases for Reloading

How To Prepare Fired Cases for Reloading When I have accumulated a batch of fired cases I start the preparations for reloading by first tumble cleaning the cases.  It pays to do this every time and maintain the brassy shine of your cases. I pour the fired cases into...