Communications officer Sam Talbot stands tall on the cover of our November magazine as he tackles the fine art of Muzzleloading in the latest instalment of his mission to shoot the SSAA disciplines. We’ve thrown the spotlight on a couple of shotguns this time round, John McDougall taking to the field with the new Dickinson straight pull bolt-action 12-gauge while Dick Eussen gives us his assessment of another 12-gauge, the Ozkanlar SHS STP-12. In the optics field, Chris Redlich has plenty of praise for Swarovski’s Z5 2.4-12×50 riflescope with ballistic turret while the latest Nikko Stirling scopes, the Metor and Prostaff 5, have impressed Con Kapralos. The SSAA has provided vital funding for a new approach to chital deer research in Queensland and key player in the project, Dr Matt Amos, has written us a fascinating insight. All the regular columnists are on board as usual and with our popular letters and Top Shots sections the latest edition will keep you busy.