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Backlanz Detachable Bipod – The battle of the lightweight bipods!

Table Of ContentsThe CompanyThe OverviewInstallationBuildIn UseQuick DetachPan and CantThe lightest? The Best? I think I would likely be 'more succesful' if I didn't have a...

The Howa 1500 Short Action

I often get asked... I often get asked questions in regards to why I choose Howa rifles over other brands of firearms, and what I...

An overview of an awesome Sako Carbonlight / Swaro Scope setup…

The Sako Carbonlight remains one of my favourite lightweight factory guns. It's build quality is phenomenal, its function sublime. While I get to setup and shoot a vast array of firearms, I am always happy to see a Sako turn up, because, with the right ammo, it is going to shoot! This 6.5 Creedmoor was no exception.

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 the company...

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 (and drawbacks). The...

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.

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.

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.

Is premium hunting ammo worth it?

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

Put the rifle butt firmly in the pocket of your shoulder.

Let's get right back to basics. Where exactly, am I meant to place the buttstock of my rifle?

A rifle setup for a customer…

So, what exactly do we do when we set up a rifle for a custom? It's always different (like our customers) - but here is an example.

A chat with Barnard.

I have known about Barnard Precision for a while - they have almost always been these mythical, highly accurate, but slightly temperamental rifles that...

The GRS Bifrost could be a good option for upgrading your stock.

The GRS Bifrost is made from glass fibre reinforced composite material. The grip and forehand area have a rubber surface - steady and comfortable...

Bergara threads – what’s on yours?

Do you have a B14? What's the thread on it? Know of any other rifles that have different threads depending on where they are marketed to?

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