Sporting Shooter

Sporting Shooter

July 2021
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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.
hunter & shooter info’

PEOPLE power finally has a win. The NSW Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill has fortunately hit a massive roadblock, with a parliamentary committee recommending against it in its current form. The Bill would have effectively made it illegal to own anything that could be used to make or repair a firearm - basically any hardware item. Pro-Shooting community committee representatives from Shooters Union, SFFP, the legal profession, SSAA and others combined to see off NSW Police overreach in this case. Let’s hope it is the first of many. KIWI TRAVEL BUBBLE. After Covid19 has devastated deer and fallow ruts for two seasons, finally Aussie hunters can travel to New Zealand with the customary paperwork and approvals. On theme, check out Tony Kamphorst’s hunt after NZ sika on page 8 in this…

9 min.
in search of sika

IT was mid-April 2017 and ex-tropical cyclone Cook was pounding the North Island of New Zealand with unseasonably heavy rainfall. I was there to hunt the sika roar, but it seemed like I had spent most of the month sitting around waiting for bad weather to pass. After too many days stuck in my van reading books and wandering aimlessly around the streets of Taupo like some unemployed delinquent, I finally cracked. Despite flood swollen rivers cutting many of the tracks in the Kaimanawas and Kawekas there was still plenty of sika country to be had and before long the old van was rattling down Clements Mill Road, that gravel forestry road that has long been written into NZ sika hunting folklore. It was still raining as I loaded my pack…

1 min.
wants a hawkeye ftw hunter

Q I know you are a great fan of .25 calibre cartridges especially the .257 Roberts and .25-06. I’ve read about your .257, and your new Kimber Classic Select in .25-06, both of which have been long-throated. But you also said that the Hawkeye was a bit heavy at 8-1/2lb. I would like to get one of the Hawkeye FTW Hunter rifles in one of these calibres as it has stainless steel finish and camo laminate stock. With a 2-1/2-8x36 Leupold scope it should weigh about 7-1/2lb field ready (same as your Kimber) which would be ideal. What do you think?– Terence Maloney I’ve gotta say: You’re on A the right track, but alas Ruger no longer chambers for the .257 Roberts or .25-06 and neither does Kimber. You could advertise…

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. Clean Bill of Health For Panamax Scope Q I recently bought a Howa 1500 in .243 Winchester and want to put a scope on it. The Gun Shop where I deal tried to sell me a Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9x40, but I am not sure how reliable this scope will be as it is quite inexpensive. Will it hold true to point of aim with each power setting and track accurately?– Jerry Davis A When the Panamax was introduced I reviewed one and it surprised me how precisely it tracked when I shot the square with it. Variable scope technology has come a…

2 min.
weatherby-fiocchi feedback

I was extremely excited to hear that I had won a Weatherby rifle in the Sporting Shooter Fiocchi Hunters Gallery Photo Competition. I was fortunate to be given the option of choosing the rifle I wanted and I picked the Weatherby 22/250. It wasn’t long before I was able to pick it up from my local gun store. I was really looking forward to trying it out. I decided to use the scope I had on my Howa .300 Win Mag. It is a 6-24x40 Bushnell Elite 4500. It turned out to be a really good match. I asked my Cousin what projectile he recommended, as he has a Howa .22/250, which he uses his on his property for controlling foxes. He puts 55 grain projectiles through his. This was an easy decision for me…

3 min.
hunting tips and tricks

General tips 1. If walking in flat to rolling terrain, before you start, work out the prevailing wind direction and plan your hunt walking into it, taking in likely spots for game on the way.2. In hills in sunny weather, the prevailing wind will eddy around ridges and gullies, meaning you must change direction often. When you suddenly feel the wind on the back of your neck and then re-evaluate.3. In less windy weather, air currents will rise up hills in the morning and start to descend in the cool of the afternoon.4. Walk slowly and pause every 50 metres or less to observe, glass and check the wind.5. Hide vehicles in shade under trees or in dips, so animals don’t spook.6. If you spot game and they haven’t seen you,…