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The Modern-Day Mauser:

I have long had a keen interest in military Mausers, so I was very keen to see how the modern offerings from...

Heavy and slow or light and fast? The projectile (and ammo) conundrum: Part one – Stability.

What first got me seriously pondering this question was a setup session recently, with a couple of similar rifle that had the...

Overview – Ballistics ARC

Ballistics ARC is a ballistic solver - you put in your firearm information, and it outputs the amount you need to dial...

Hello from here in metric land. Weaponised Math (with an s, not z).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnSVOu_yXk By now, you have likely heard of weaponized math. Marc Taylor wrote this article outlining a...

What is the best gun for city folk getting into hunting?

I get to shoot a large variety of rifles - different calibres, brands, stocks, suppressors and more. Each has its own benefits...
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Range Estimation basics for hunters and shooters

Shorter distances, bush hunting under 100 meters, maybe in a pinch out to 200, you can utilise systems like Maximum Point Blank...

6mm Creedmoor Small Primer Peterson Brass

While I shoot a lot of factory ammo (mainly in clients rifles) for the comp gun, where I potentially will be shooting...

The Trigonometry Show – Nic from the Sparrowhawk Shooting Facility

Boris Vos, former Royal Netherland Marine, Sniper, Jungle Warfare and Combat Tracking Instructor, Leader Developer, Good Bloke.

The 5-25 Z5 is NOT a long-range hunting scope. Kinda.

It makes sense - it's a 5-25 - surely that's a long-range scope! Well. Not really. You see, there is a really big gotchya with this scope.

Rebarreling the .308 – Proof Research and Custom Guns

I caught up with Greg from Custom Guns for a chat about a new build - we talk about all the choices in a 'semi' custom gun, Remington blueprinting, barrel lengths and more in a chat full of excellent advice.

The Tikka Strata in 300WSM – one gun to rule them all?

The Tikka T3X Superlite is a familiar firearm to many New Zealand Hunters. Take the 'standard' T3X, flute the barrel and you have the Superlite. I recently had a Strada to set up for a client and took the opportunity (with the client's permission of course) to have a bit of a play.

A chat with Caylen Wojcik

Caylen Wojcik is a face that some of you will already know quite well. I first came across him...

In close, should I aim high or low?

I hear the comment quite regularly - 'I got in real close to the animal - but just couldn't seem to get the bullets to go where I was aiming - I was so close, I must have had to aim lower, right?' Well, no. If you aimed lower, there is a good chance you put a round under the animal - or worse still - into a leg. But why? Oh. Maths!

Setting up the Lithgow Arms LA101 22LR

In true form - I have a 22 comp next week - and the rifle didn't have a scope on it. Time to head out and quickly sort the rifle for the shoot.

The Bushnell Forge 15×56 – all the magnification you need?

To be fair, I haven't really had to grind behind a spotting scope yet, but I can imagine,...

The Bushnell Forge – 4.5-27X50

The folks over at AMPRO sent me down a couple of the higher end Bushnell long-range scopes to check out. Sadly, life has a way of getting in the way sometimes, so I only really had enough time to play with one of them - the Bushnell Forge - 4.5-27x50.

Cartridge Selection for Long Range Hunting pt. 1

A bit of a meandering post about ballistics and cartridges in the short action side of things. Some interesting finds though.

Is premium hunting ammo worth it?

Depends, I guess. Do you want to miss less?

Three ways you are probably zeroing your hunting rifle wrong.

Clickbait title aside - there are a couple of reoccurring problems I see when people discuss zeroing a rifle. Are you doing any of them?

Shooting Hearing Protection

What level of protection do I need? As much as you can get. To be blunt. Part of Firearms...

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What first got me seriously pondering this question was a setup session recently, with a couple of similar rifle that had the...

Avoiding spoilt meat – some causes

There is a wide amount of reasons meat gets spoiled in the field - ranging from a little gamey tasting to a rank rotten mess. However, good handling and processing practices for animals goes a long way, gets the most out of the kill and pays the respect due for taking an animals life. Take your time, do it right, enjoy the results.

GME handhelds – a quick into to my new radios.

You would hope, if you have any interest in CB Radio, UHF Radio, 4WD Radios, whatever (no, that isn't actually keyword stuffing,...

Overview – Ballistics ARC

Ballistics ARC is a ballistic solver - you put in your firearm information, and it outputs the amount you need to dial...

BushBuck Bino Chest Pack – and thoughts on chest packs in general

I guess there isn't a huge amount to say about this one that isn't already included in the...

Win a 5-year subscription to The Bloke!

So - it's pointless me making all this content for you guys to read and learn from is no-one gets to read...

Hello from here in metric land. Weaponised Math (with an s, not z).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnSVOu_yXk By now, you have likely heard of weaponized math. Marc Taylor wrote this article outlining a...
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