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Sporting Shooter December 2018

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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12 Issues


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my pleasant duty

AS the title suggests, reader competitions are always a fantastic thing. Now, in this issue, a few comps collide; first, a competition introduction and secondly a competition conclusion with the attendant awarding of prizes, but also the announcement of a continuation of that competition.Weatherby-Fiocchi Hunter's GallerySo, first up, we need to remind our readers that the Weatherby-Fiocchi Reader Photographic Competition, sponsored by our friends at TSA, is kicking off in the next January 2019 issue. Get a box of Fiocchi ammo at your local gun shop, deck a beast and send in a nicely composed photo with the animal, the shooter and the Fiocchi box included and, if published you go in the draw to win a Weatherby Vanguard centrefire rifle. There is one a month for the next 12…

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broadsound banteng

The author with a nice hoggie.I WAS blown away by the size and quality of rusa deer I was seeing on Greg Coyne’s Facebook page. It seemed every other week he was posting an even bigger trophy rusa taken by a client. I spoke to a couple of mates and teased them with the photos of giant rusa. “When are we going?” - was the response.1 Mob of rusa with a nice trophy stag.3 Banteng in the acacia trees.I quickly PM-ed Greg Coyne of Broadsound Safaris on Facebook and before long we had a date set during the rut in July. Deposits paid! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone to the following year-what a long year that was!Broadsound Safaris is based on a large family owned property in…

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letter of the month

The .338 Win. Mag. is probably the most popular calibre for hunting bear and moose in Alaska.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 The .338 Win. Mag.Q I have obtained a used Zastava rifle chambered in .338 Win. Mag. topped with a Leupold 2-7x33 scope in Leupold mounts. What do you think of this rifle and cartridge? I intend to start reloading for this outfit as soon as I shoot off sixty Winchester factory rounds that came with it. What are the best powders? The best bullets for deer and buffaloes? Could you suggest a couple of good loads for my purposes?– Robert FosterA The .338…

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the weekend buck

Author Tony Kamphorst has come a long way from this storys timeline.A backlit immature fallow buck would set a bowhunters heart pumping.APRIL, the fallow rut, is the best month of the year in New England and I am fortunate enough to live in the range of one of the oldest fallow herds in Australia. Now I was hoping to bag a decent buck with my newly acquired compound bow.The weekend finally rolled around and Mum gave me a lift out to the property I was going to hunt, owned by a couple of good friends. Even as I opened the gate to the property I could hear a buck grunting up on the hill, things were looking good. So, after lunch I set off to do some exploring.In the middle…

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the exceptional new ma user m18

1 A MauserWerke DM image of the svelte, highly accurate new-concept Mauser sporter.IN 2017 Mauser introduced the latest version of its classic M98, in rifles labelled Expert, Diplomat and Magnum. This is the action being used as the heart of Rigby's prestigious Highland Stalker and a new rifle from another English maker - Purdey. Realising that these rifles are priced way beyond what the average hunter can afford, Mauser decided to bring out an inexpensive Mauser that the majority of shooters could not only afford, but appreciate.In all honesty, there is no way that the new Mauser 18 could be mistaken for its vastly more complicated sibling, the modern M98, because apart from both being a bolt-action they have little in common. The new economy Mauser M18 is being promoted…

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to restore a marlin

MY love affair with the lever action began way back when I was just a lad. TV shows like the Rifleman, the Lone Ranger and countless western movies entrenched into my mind that this was the “rifle that won the west”. Years later, at the tender age of sweet 16, I saw my dream rifle. It was while I was at school that this vision materialised in the middle of a metal work class.In those days life was much less complicated. To own a firearm you only had to be 16. No licences, no safes for storage, no paperwork. You only had to possess a little common sense and the community mostly looked out for one another. My metal work teacher was also our gun dealer and any rifle that…