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Sporting Shooter

May 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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
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sporting shooter

Editor: Marcus O’DeanEmail: marcusodean@yaffa.com.auTechnical Editor: Nick HarveyContributors: Nick Harvey, Marcus O’Dean, Tony Pizzata, Col Allison, Alex Juris, Lynn Bain, Clint Magro, David Hughes, Ken JonesADVERTISINGNational Sales Manager: Tony PizzataTel: (02) 9213 8263Mobile: 0411 592 389Fax: (02) 9281 2750Email: tonypizzata@yaffa.com.auAdvertising Production:Michelle CarneiroTel: (02) 9213 8219Email: michellecarneiro@yaffa.com.auMarketing Manager:Sabarinah ElijahTel: (02) 9213 8245Senior Marketing Executive:Simon AnconeTel: (02) 9213 8242…

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i feel …so-o-o … dirty … s-s-sigh!

BEFORE I hit a key in earnest when I get to the office, I briefly check a few internet sites out. First is Used Guns, where I look for bargains on old military rifles, optics or anything that is priced way below what it should be.Well, one day recently, there it was; a Howa KRG Bravo, unused in 6.5 Creedmoor, $500 cheaper than a new one and I suddenly got the urge. And nobody beat me to it. I'd been recommending them to mates at the range to give them an edge in scoped rifle competition.Wind back a month or so and I was chatting on the phone with Jim Harding, from OSA, bagging the “Crudmore” and saying I'd like to go against all comers in Scoped Sniper Patches at…

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foggy morning fallow

FROM the comfort of the swag, he watches clouds stream across the moon. Early April. Sunrise is still a couple of hours away, but who can sleep at a time like this? The crisp air is alive with the angst of fallow bucks croaking their heads off. Scenes from yesterday play over and over in his head: that big buck in a thick patch of trees; the fickle wind; the kangaroos that blew his chances; the stalk that failed to close the gap.The anticipated alarm is an obnoxious reminder that he hasn’t slept well. He struggles in the swag cocoon to find and silence the phone buried by restless sleep. At least he knows that now is the time to get moving. He squirms from the tangle of canvas, extends…

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letter of the month lee not so straight pull

The Lee Straight-pull 6mm rifle was used to great effect by US Navy and Marines in a Chinese insurrection at the turn of the last century..Q Can you tell me if the Model 1895 Lee Navy straight-pull rifle was designed by the same guy who designed the Lee-Enfield? Also, did it use a semi-rimmed case similar to that of the later .220 Swift? – Mick PerryA Yes, James Paris Lee A who designed the action of the Lee-Enfield also designed the 6mm Lee Navy rifle made by Winchester under contract to the U.S Navy. But the Lee wasn’t exactly a straight-pull rifle, but rather a tilt-pull since it had a rectangular bolt that angled upward slightly as the bolt was pulled to the rear. Instead of rotating, lock-up was accomplished by…

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better than the easter bunny

EASTER would roll around and whilst most kids were frantically unwrapping their chocolate, but I was wandering the countryside. Years later and the situation is unchanged, with rifle, backpack nothing but my subtle footprints left behind.2 Author Jake Radnidge with a sizeable red wild dog emphatically belted with his Weatherby in .300 Win. Mag.3 Jake and Ben (left) showing off the wild dog’s business end.4 Dog’s track is indicative of his size and weight. .300 Win. Mag cartridge alongside for scale.This Easter I found myself at my mate Ben’s sheep and cattle property in northern NSW. As we sat around the campfire that night I listened intently to the property manager tell of his plight, needing to rid himself of the wild dogs that decimate the local sheep industry. A…

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ruger precision .22 rimfire

1 Sturm Ruger LLC factory image.RUGER entered the centrefire chassis market back in 2015 with their Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) on the American action with all the elements of an AR including a folding stock. Chambered in .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .308 Win. The RPR in 6.5 Creedmoor had a 600mm barrel, 5R rifling and 1:8" twist achieved .8 minute averages for five 5-shot groups. Being economically priced it immediately gained popularity with long-range competitors.Now Ruger has turned out an innovative .22 rimfire version based on a mini-chassis which forms a reliable .22 Long Rifle conversion to take advantage of the abundance of inexpensive .22 rimfire ammunition. It incorporates many of the features of the RPR centrefire. Cloning the RPR design is to take advantage of a new sport…

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