June 2018 - Australian Shooter

As winter arrives we turn up the heat in the June edition of Australian Shooter. Our cover story celebrates the gold medal success of three Aussie hot-shots at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Australia finished second in the shooting medal table behind big-spending India and gave us plenty to talk about.

Con Kapralos gets his hands on Kimber’s Open Country rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor, which he finds to be a “divine option for someone looking for a rifle that carries well in the hand and can also take that longer shot if required”.

And in the first of a new series, our Communications Officer Sam Talbot is a man on a mission – to shoot the SSAA disciplines one at a time, learning as he goes. In the first instalment he takes us through the process of buying your first firearm and setting it up.

Elsewhere, senior correspondent John Dunn continues his love affair with the single-shot rifle and extols the virtues of the Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Special Sporting rifle in .22WCF.

Thomas Tabor discusses the importance of correct ammunition storage carrying and we look at the Racken Rest Lone Shooter, the latest ear protection and have your questions answered by our resident Top Shots experts.