October 2022 - Australian Shooter

We put two new firearms in the spotlight in our October edition, starting with the latest rimfire rifle from the Czech Republic – the CZ 457 Beech Wood – a beautiful-looking firearm with entry level options starting at just north of $1000. We’ve also been out and about with the Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon over-and under boxlock sporting shotgun which our reviewer reckons is “a well-designed, well-tuned and spectacular gun to look at”. Elsewhere in the review category this month we run the numbers on the latest Zeiss thermal monocular, a nifty new binocular harness from Ridgeline and the Do-All Clay Cannon which is a hand-held and portable clay target launcher. Regular contributor John Hill warns against being slugged in the pocket when it comes to checking the bore of your rifles and has some handy hints on how to successfully assess the condition of your barrels without breaking the bank, while Geoff Smith has penned an entertaining article celebrating 30 years of firearms safety training at TAFE in South Australia which started as a casual suggestion that took off and just kept growing. Enjoy the magazine.

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