Australian Shooter

Australian Shooter is not only the flagship publication of the SSAA, it is also Australia’s most popular sports shooting magazine.

Australian Shooter is not only the flagship publication of the SSAA, it is also Australia’s most popular sports shooting magazine. Published monthly, it aims to create a better environment and community understanding of all forms of hunting and the shooting sports. It caters to SSAA members and the general public who may be recreational hunters, competitive or casual target shooters, those who use their firearms professionally or those who enjoy collecting firearms.

Australian Shooter discusses political, legislative and current event news, while our regular and freelance contributor offer hunting opinions and philosophies, outdoor and survival tips, and technical and practical ballistics information to represent the varied experiences of Australia’s recreational shooters and hunters.

The main point of interest for our readers is no doubt our product reviews and feature articles. Each month, our technical writers road-test and review a selection of new firearms, shooting accessories, knives, clothing and much more to help you choose the right product for your chosen activities. The magazine also features several members-only competitions!

Australian Shooter is not only the flagship publication of the SSAA, it is also Australia’s most popular sports shooting magazine. Published monthly, it aims to create a better environment and community understanding of all forms of hunting and the shooting sports. It caters to SSAA members and the general public who may be recreational hunters, competitive or casual target shooters, those who use their firearms professionally or those who enjoy collecting firearms.

Australian Shooter discusses political, legislative and current event news, while our regular and freelance contributor offer hunting opinions and philosophies, outdoor and survival tips, and technical and practical ballistics information to represent the varied experiences of Australia’s recreational shooters and hunters.

The main point of interest for our readers is no doubt our product reviews and feature articles. Each month, our technical writers road-test and review a selection of new firearms, shooting accessories, knives, clothing and much more to help you choose the right product for your chosen activities. The magazine also features several members-only competitions!

April 2014

In commemoration of the centenary of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, Rachael Andrews takes a look at some of remembrance events planned for 2014 and Royce Wilson provides a historical overview on the SMLE Mk III and III* rifles from WWI and WWII. Dick Eussen reviews the Russian-made Baikal MP-221 double-barrelled rifle in the time-proven .45-70 Government calibre and John Pond tests the Gamo DynaMax PCP air rifle, while John Hodson considers the devastation caused by bushfires and what it means for both the environment and hunters. Steve Hurt investigates reports about the United States moving towards lead-alternative bullets for hunting, and the SSAA announces its new academic bursary program for university students.

March 2014

Keen game-bird hunter Leon Wright shares his calendar for hunting a variety of winged creatures in Australia and nearby southern islands and New Zealand (great advice for the upcoming duck and quail seasons!), while young hunter Julian Bennic shares his story about a late-summer bow hunt for foxes. Paul Miller reviews the striking looking Anschutz 1727F .17HMR-calibre match-grade rifle, Con Kapralos looks at the high-quality Colt M2012 Light Tactical rifle in .308 Winchester, and Rod Pascoe tests Leupold’s RCX-2 Trail Camera System. Beretta Australia breaks into a new market with its range of Italian wines, and we share some insights into the SSAA’s online membership survey.

February 2014

Don Caswell takes to the field with the Savage Model 11 FCNS in .223 Remington in search of feral pigs and goats, while John McDougall reviews the elegant Fabarm Classis 12 side-by-side 12-gauge shotgun. John Broxburn takes a short journey through the long history of gunpowder, Con Kapralos tests a new range of Sako centrefire ammunition, and several Australian ammo distributors discuss how US politics has been affecting ammo and powder availability in our country. The SSAA also launches Ecology and Management of Quail in Australia, the culmination of years of research and collaboration by Australian wildlife biologist Dr Graham Hall about Australia’s three quail species.