April 2014 - Australian Shooter

In commemoration of the centenary of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, Rachael Andrews takes a look at some of remembrance events planned for 2014 and Royce Wilson provides a historical overview on the SMLE Mk III and III* rifles from WWI and WWII. Dick Eussen reviews the Russian-made Baikal MP-221 double-barrelled rifle in the time-proven .45-70 Government calibre and John Pond tests the Gamo DynaMax PCP air rifle, while John Hodson considers the devastation caused by bushfires and what it means for both the environment and hunters. Steve Hurt investigates reports about the United States moving towards lead-alternative bullets for hunting, and the SSAA announces its new academic bursary program for university students.