May 2014 - Australian Shooter

Senior correspondent John Dunn visits the Lithgow Small Arms Factory and gets a hand-on experience with the highly anticipated 101 CrossOver .22 rimfire prototype rifle – the first new sporting rifle to be designed and built in Lithgow for more than 40 years. Also under review is the Savage Model 12 F-Class single-shot 6.5-.284 Norma-calibre rifle, the Chrony Beta Master chronograph and Remington’s Nitro Sporting Clays 28g No. 7½ shotshells. Mark van den Boogaart proves there’s as much enjoyment in sharing in a mate’s successful hunt as there is in your own, and Dave Burgess shares his tips for helping along beginner shooters and hunters. We also take a look at a SSAA rifle range that is now home to a unique koala conservation project.