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January-March 2015, issue 85
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January-March 2015, issue 85 - On Sale Now !!
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January-March 2015, issue 85 - On Sale Now !!
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January-March 2015, issue 85 - On Sale Now !!
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Features

Redcoat addiction (page 28) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Redcoat Addiction

There is little doubt that the more we hunt the red fox the more addicted we become. For those times we do everything right and succeed, and those times when we do everything wrong and fail, equally draws us back into the field, albeit for different reasons. To again feel the excitement of success or to amend mistakes and outsmart that Reynard we missed last time, is a call too great not to respond. Through the repetition of success and failure we experience and learn, and in the process acquire a bad dose of redcoat addiction!

Text and photography by Adrian Kenney.

Westerm Adventure (page 36) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Westerm Adventure

A trip to the black soil plains with my young son in tow, reveals plenty of game to pursue, and wildlife to admire.

Text and photograph by Shaun Reynolds.

Not Just an Aimless Wander (page 42) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Not Just An Aimless Wander

Refining techniques using a gundog to help locate deer to make the whole experience more enjoyable and successful for both the hunter and the dog.

Text and photography by Kevin Gittings.

Smoking Barrels & Tumbling Ducks (page 50) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Smoking Barrels & Tumbling Ducks

There was only two weeks left in the 2014 duck season and despite my best efforts I had failed to find suitable numbers of mountain ducks for a hunt. On one particular swamp that usually holds good numbers of mountain ducks I’d been keeping a regular lookout through the binoculars and on this day I finally saw what I had been waiting for - mountain ducks!

Text and photography by Adrian Kenney.

Practical Pig Cartridges (page 58) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Practical Pig Cartridges

Whilst the population may rise and fall due to climatic conditions, wild pigs continue to be a problem for Australia’s farmers, it is no surprise that they are the most widely hunted animal in the country. The impact that local hunters have is considerable, if somewhat understated. For someone with a desire to hunt wild pigs there are innumerable rifles and cartridges available, it is also safe to assume that whilst many calibres are more than adequate for the job there are many that are not, the performance of some cartridges simply leaves a lot to be desired. In addition there is an increasing range of projectiles that may or may not be suitable for the task that you have selected. 

Text and photography by Ross Oehms.

Sambar Hunter's Diary (page 64) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Sambar Hunter's Diary

The author recounts a trip where there were many encounters with wild deer.

Text and photography by Matt Merrick.

Nioa Does It Big (page 70) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Nioa Does It Big

It was mid-September when Andy Montgomery and myself, were on a plane to Brisbane to visit Nioa’s Trade Show in which they were also showing-off their newly-built, hugely expanded facility based at Eagle Farm near Brisbane airport.

Text and photography by Breil Jackson.

Getting Serious (page 74) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Getting Serious

A move to the country pays serious dividends for an intrepid hunter, especially when the fallow bucks are rutting.

Text and photography by Reid Hjorth.

Cape Crusade (page 80) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Cape Crusade

Cape Crusade... Cape Buffalo that is. It had been a long time coming. After having hunted Zimbabwe for a few plains game species, and buffalo and banteng in the Northern Territory, it had been a great ambition to chase the “black death” of Africa - the Cape Buffalo.

Text and photography by Mark Rohde.

A Sledgehammer Called The 'Nine-Point-Three' (page 86) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

A Sledgehammer Called The "Nine-Point-Three"

To people who have grown up with the imperial system of measurement and gun magazines written in the English language, metric cartridges largely remain something of an enigma. With the notable exceptions of the 7 and 8 millimetre cartridges European hunting rounds are still looked on with same interest one might view an object in a curiosity shop. Yet one of the finest rounds ever to grace the game fields of the world is metric and over 100 years old - the 9.3x62mm.

Text and photography by Patrick Hill.

The Extraordinary Boxlock Shotgun (page 90) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

The Extraordinary Boxlock Shotgun

I once mentioned that if I could afford a ‘best’ grade gun it would be a boxlock, because for any given amount of money, I believe one receives more value when purchasing a boxlock.

Text and photography by Lionel Swift.

Bushrangers On The North-West Frontier of New South Wales (page 116) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Bushrangers On The North-West Frontier of New South Wales

We might today think of “Bushranger Country” as the haunts of Ben Hall around Forbes, Thunderbolt around Uralla, or Ned Kelly around Glenrowan, but in the later part of the 1800s the frontier country around Bourke saw much bushranger activity as lawbreakers sought the solitude and lawless expanses beyond the Darling River. The vast semi-arid plains beyond Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and Collarenebri provided temporary havens for bushrangers, but there were also colonial policemen who were prepared to patrol through such inhospitable country, so the scene was set for some exciting encounters.

Text and photography by Greg Powell.


Regulars

What's News

What's News (page 10) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

 

Grub in the Scrub: Apple Scrolls

Grub in the Scrub: Apple Scrolls (page 48) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

 


Remington Hog Hunt 2015

Remington Hog Hunt 2015 Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)


 


Equipment Analysis

Sako Finnfire II Hunter.22LR by Andy Montgomery (page 97) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Sako Finnfire II Hunter.22LR by Andy Montgomery

 

Weatherby Vanguard II Kryptek .308 Win by Andy Montgomery (page 100) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Weatherby Vanguard II Kryptek .308 Win by Andy Montgomery

 

Delta Optical 1.5-9x45IR & 1-4x24IR by Andy Montgomery (page 104) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Delta Optical 1.5-9x45IR & 1-4x24IR by Andy Montgomery

 

Tracer Stingray Gun LED by Andy Montgomery (page 107) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Tracer Stingray Gun LED by Andy Montgomery

 

Sun Optics 3-9x50 IR Mil Dot AO &  4-16x50 Saddle Focus Mil Dot by Andy Montgomery (page 110) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Sun Optics 3-9x50 IR Mil Dot AO &  4-16x50 Saddle Focus Mil Dot by Andy Montgomery

 

Zoli Z Sport 12ga by Matt Dwyer (page 113) Issue 85 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Zoli Z Sport 12ga by Matt Dwyer

 


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