Since it’s hard to find 22 quick loaders for tubular magazines in Australia and I am not willing to spend in excess of $150 to have it shipped from the States, I decided to go DIY!
Alright, picking the right hunting boots – something I’ve learned the hard and painful way!
My reloading data spreadsheet has grown somewhat and I was thinking about something more manageable and structured for tracking my reloading data.
My thoughts on knife selection or another trial and error experiment.
My last hunting trip, success! Antlers acquired.
Random reloading thought…
Some notes on my hunting pack selection adventure.This is one of those trial and error lessons… Make few mistakes, waste some money, see what others are doing, see what works for me, adjust, repeat. TL;DR bumbag is the go!
What can I say, as much as I dislike the .17HMR and for all the time I may or may not have said nasty things about .22 – I really love this one!
So, being reasonably new to reloading, I expected that batch of seated projectile would equate to cartridges of the same overall length. Not so. well, maybe, I am still looking for confirmation.
I’ve finally done it! First deer!
I felt that we [Australian shooters] are a little under represented, so I started a Reddit section just for us: r/aussieshooters (https://www.reddit.com/r/aussieshooters)
So, I’ve used up my shooting day credits with my better half and thus I am going to go into shooting hibernation for a month or so. In the meantime, I thought I would bang out a little update…
Someone asked me about the difference between .17 HMR and .308 cartridges, in terms of how they look, so I took some photos of .17HMR vs .308, side by side…
So this is a little different to my usual posts, but, why not!
Clean your new barrel!
By popular demand, some photos… So here they are, Russian made (1943) Mosin Nagant 91/30.
Someone suggested that I should write a post on a common gotcha when considering or buying a rifle safe. I definitely fell for this one.
The old girl has arrived.
New safe! Finally!
To continue from my last post on cost of reloading equipment, this post will be focused on actual cost per round of ammunition. Situation unchanged, water is wet, sky is blue, .308 ammo is still expensive. Actually, all ammo is expensive here,… Continue Reading →
Another day at the range…
Due to sharp increase in .308 ammo prices, I started reloading and ran into an issue with Hornady brass and forcefully learned about primer crimping.
Decided to try new cleaning patches. Not so much because your garden variety is not doing the job, but, just because…
Another range day, reloading and the groups are improving!
So this post is more or less about random stuff. October is a hard month for me. Started to learn how to reload, other than that, nothing terribly exciting at this stage.
Someone suggested that I write about safety, from my point of view – a new shooter. This is something that I am definitely pedantic about, beyond OCD. In fact, I rarely find my self using the safety switch. Ha?! Yeah…. Continue Reading →
So some people like to go for a run or to the gym in the morning…
Random thought on rifle storage – cocked or uncoked )decocked). I was watching something on YouTube about dry firing and immediately thought about bolt springs… Do you store rifles cocked, uncocked; and why?
Just random stuff on history and types of ammo.
Looking after you barrel from the start or at least setting it up right for the future. I don’t know. It seems to make sense… Barrel run/break in.
So, like I said, complete newbie. Even the correct rifle form was a new experience and a challenge. In fact, when I was getting my scope fitted, salesperson kept correcting my stands when I was checking the scope adjustment.
My first trip to the shooting range. Like first day of school, only way more fun. Let the games begin!
This is a bit of a boring one, but got to do it… According to Australian law, all firearms in your home must be stored in a safe. Safes over 150kg can be free standing. Safes under 150kg need to… Continue Reading →
So here I am, with my new shiny fun licence. What to do, what to do? Buy my first rifle, thats what! So, so, freaking exciting! But, having a gun licence does not mean what you think it means. Before… Continue Reading →
This is something I have been mulling over for a while and with the recent Cecil the Lion fiasco I thought I would share my thoughts on trophy hunting.
Welcome. This blog is here to document my journey into shooting, hunting and all-things-guns, in Australia. I also find writing relaxing and good way to unwind, so there is an added bonus of that.