Sporting Shooter

Sporting Shooter August 2019

Sporting Shooter is the magazine for those who love the outdoors and the thrill of the hunt. It’s at the very heart of the sport, put together by keen hunters who understand what readers want in the way of information and entertainment related to their activity. Sporting Shooter contains a mix of hunting stories, firearm test reports, technical advice, reloading data, product reviews and lots more.

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3 min.
a day of meditation

ON my first day back at work after the festive season, I went for an after-work swim, promptly slipping off mossy approach steps to Clovelly inlet and falling heavily on rocks on my back and left knee, causing me to sustain bad bruising and what turned out to be two cracked ribs in my back. Consequently, through continual pain, lack of sleep, double work deadlines and other domestic commitments, I fell down on my regular shooting-related tasks and all-the-while being pretty upset and cranky. Somewhat recovered by mid April, I asked the boss if I could work from home for a day and he duly approved, asking me to document what I was to do and be sure it made editorial (our language for published articles). There were no worries there,…

8 min.
timing is everything

AS HUNTERS we move with the seasons, we see and sometimes seek the changes, a tinge of yellow on a leaf in the garden in autumn, a hint of green in the lawn come spring, it’s a message, a pointer to the animals, fish, or fruits we may plan to harvest. In some small way it’s a connection to our past, a link, a pathway to the very inner sanctum of a hunter-gatherer’s heart and soul…. for some of us the link has been lost, suppressed by the goings on of modern day living, the hurly burly frantic pace of life and progress as it is today. It’s a shame really as connection to country is amplified when you are an active participant in what it can provide for the…

1 min.
.270 or 7mm weatherby magnum

Q I’ve hunted with a Weatherby Mark V rifle in .270 Weatherby Magnum for a number of years now. My hunting mate recently bought a new Mark V stainless in 7mm Weatherby Magnum to take on a hunt we’ve booked in Canada. Now he’s trying to impress me by saying that although the two cartridges are about equal in performance on deer-size game, the 7mm is far superior for larger game such as moose and elk because it can be handloaded with heavier bullets. Do you agree? If not, can you suggest a load for my trip. – Ted Scott A No, I don’t agree with your mate’s opinion. When loaded to a velocity of 3100fps with a stout 160gn bullet, the .270 is just as effective on larger game as the…

10 min.
ask the gun editor

Letters containing questions for answering by Nick Harvey must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. Mail your letters to: The Technical Editor, 3 Reef Street, Hill End, NSW 2850. Meat Load For The .30-06 Q I use a light Kimber .30-06 for all of my big-game hunting but like to shoot an occasional rabbit or kid goat for camp meat. I don't like to use my big-game loads, not only because of the loud report and recoil, but excessive meat loss. I would like a good load for the .30-06 that won't destroy too much meat if a body shot is made. I thought about using the light 100 grain Plinker bullet from Speer or the 110gn FMJ from Hornady. the problem is there isn't any load data available for these…

6 min.
killer dog marauders

HE WAS losing lambs and also had ewes being attacked and maimed. His spread was close to 10,000 acres and had multiple adjoined and separated properties. After taking three vixens and a young dog on the property where his sheep were held I decided to expand my ground. All foxes were taken around dawn with a Silva Fox whistle so I continued my early morning approach amongst his improved pasture blocks and sorghum fields. It was New Year’s Eve, bright and curly as I ventured cautiously along a tree line with the breeze in my face. I spotted a few old fallen box trees that were in an elevated position that looked the goods as a prime spot to whistle from. As I was setting up and about to glass I…

3 min.
blowing cobwebs off an old favourite

IN the March issue of the magazine, I wrote about my struggle with my Winchester 94 in .30-30; not in accuracy or function, but one that saw me always reaching for a different rifle when I loaded the ute up to go bush. The reason? It’s just easier to hit stuff with a .308 that has a scope on it. Of course, my thoughts about the only ’94 being dead weight and needing to be sold were quickly put to bed by my partner, who told me the .30-30 was too special to sell and I should find a reason to use it more. I did just that, though through a stuff up on my part. In the lead up to the 2019 fallow deer rut, I was practising with my…