The second part of our custom rifle build partnership with Beretta Australia sees Mark van den Boogaart head to the firing range to put the Tikka T3x Compact in .308 Win through its initial paces and the gun certainly caught the eye of his fellow shooters. Find out how it performed and, more importantly, if it’s ready for a deer hunt in the Brisbane Valley. Shooters new to the sport usually have a decision to make – shotgun or rifle – and for those grappling with that dilemma, let John Hill’s wealth of experience point you in the right direction as he takes us through the key points to consider on both sides. Under review this month is the latest shotgun from Turkish manufacturer Yildiz, the Pro Sporter in 20-gauge, a dynamic duo for handgunners in the shape of the Glock 34 MOS fitted with a Leupold DeltaPoint optic, the latest Aguila rimfire ammunition out of Mexico and the superb new Sidewinder scope from Hawke Optics. Also this month, it is with much sadness we bid farewell to Peter Bindon whose popular Bushcraft & Survival column graced the pages of this magazine for more than two decades.