Air Rifle Ballistics

Air Rifle Ballistics

There are a number of good air rifle ballistics programs available.  In the past I have used the ballistics calculators of Hawke ChairGun, and American Air Guns.   Nevertheless I always intended to check those against actual field measured ballistics and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Air Rifle Ballistics

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...