Sporting Shooter

Sporting Shooter April 2020

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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2 min.
there’s a lot to win

BEFORE I take off and summarise the competitions we run in Sporting Shooter magazine and sportingshooter.com.au, I must thank the people and companies who generously support those competitions. RIDGELINE AUSTRALIA has been sponsoring our web-based Ridgeline Hunting Photo Competition for many years, seemingly forever, with great, non-size specific gear like hunting knives and backpacks. For their continued support I must thank jim Harding and Jason Bryant and all the people who continue to send their great pictures in as well. TSA (TASCO SALES AUSTRALIA) OUTDOORS is a longstanding company that metamorphosed recently into a vibrant new phase catering to the new breed of hunter and target shooter. With experienced staff developing a new line of high quality, innovative ZeroTech riflescopes, they are are achieving fresh engagement with the young shooter market. While TSA…

11 min.
bowhunting dangerous game – part 1

As a young lad growing up hunting with my dad, I’d listened to the old man, Ted Mitchell Snr, telling stories of chasing and bow hunting buffalo bulls and scrub bulls up in Northern Australia. It was something that I definitely wanted to do from a young age as there was the excitement and thrill of knowing that you are hunting an animal that can easily turn the tables on the hunter turning the hunter into the hunted if you weren’t careful. Hunting dangerous game is certainly not for the faint hearted, especially with a bow and arrow. There’s always the chance that you could incite an angry bovine to charge and its that danger and excitement that brings so many hunters to the top end of Australia in search of…

1 min.
swarovski – an oldie but a goodie!

Q I noticed you have mounted one of the older Swarovski A-Line series 3-10x42 scopes on your new Browning X-Bolt in 26 Nosler, and that you have several 3-9x40 A-Lines on your other personal rifles. Can you tell me what the specs are for the 3-10x42 and why you don’t get more up-to-date higher-range Swarovskis? – Bruce Anderson A The old 3-10x42 A-line has a power range of 3.3 to 10x, a wide field of view (33 to 11.7ft at 100yds), an exit pupil of 12.6 to 4.2mm, eye relief of 3.5 inches and a twilight factor of from 9 to 21. The reticle is located in the second image plane, and the scope weighs 13.6 ounces and measures 12.4 inches long. That particular model was introduced in 2004, mine was second-hand…

11 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. Loads For A 6.5 Creedmoor Q I purchased a Lithgow rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Can you suggest some loads for hunting fallow deer, pigs, goats and dogs? I have Hornady 143gn ELD projectiles, and Starline and Lapua new brass. Rifle has a Vortex PST Gen. II 5-25x50 scope on board. – Wayne Fairweather A I haven't seen a Lithgow rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor, but I bet it has a heavy barrel and will be very accurate. You should have stuck with one brand of brass though. Are you aware that Lapua brass uses small rifle primers? Make sure the decapping pin in your sizing die…

7 min.
return for sambar

THE Dargo, the Wonnangatta and Mansfield are all names that come to mind and some of the areas I’d frequented during my younger days. But in those days numbers were a lot scarcer and finding a deer let alone a stag were few and far between for me. None the less the adventure of backpacking in, camping out and learning the ropes by trial and error were well worth the unforgettable experiences. Deciding to give the sambar a rest I pursued other species like the fallow that frequent my home area, the beautiful chital deer of North Queensland, roaring reds and the rusa South of Sydney. In the last couple of years though, my son Mick has ventured south for sambar, without his dad, I might add and he is responsible…

3 min.
some extra bang for a change

A mate of mine who lived down in sambar country had a Sako A7 in .300WM. I always pestered him that I’d buy it off him whenever he decided to sell it; the extra horsepower was something I desired for chasing the big brown ghosts of the bush. When I finally got around to buying it off him, I was a month out from moving further north, but I still wanted it, ‘just because’. My hunting areas close to home hold a lot of what is typical to the New England area of NSW – goats, pigs, fallow deer, along with the usual smaller stuff. My main rifle for years has been my .308, and conventional wisdom suggests you don’t need much more than that where I’m from, but always…