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Firearm storage during transport is a serious matter just as important as safe keeping at home, and if a roadside police inspection identifies a failure to meet these requirements it is a serious offence with a fine of up to $2200 or 12 months imprisonment, or both. This could very well end your hunting trip or ruin a great trip as you head home!
Christie Pisani checks out the “Rising Boar” by Bushbow 3D
My workmate pops her head through the door and says to me “A parcel has arrived for you.” Then adding, with a confused, (but not really surprised) expression “It looks like a pig!” Not knowing what to expect I wander over to the front door and sure enough there is a pig shaped object wrapped in black plastic. It is the new ‘Rising Boar’ target kindly sent from Gavin Mathews at Bushbow 3D targets.
The parcel man asks if I would kindly unwrap it in his presence so he can get a photo for the guys back at the depot who had been intrigued by this strange parcel all morning, So I do so, to reveal a dark tusky, boar, positioned as if getting up from an afternoon nap. I lament that this is fitting, as I had recently missed a shot on a Cape York hog in this same position, and I would no longer have any excuses for doing the same! The beauty of this position is that it allows the target to be presented with a flat base, resulting in a sturdier target with no target wobble or shifting, than would be if it were standing on four legs.
Positioning the target on my shooting range, I find it is a good weight, heavy enough not to move and twist during shooting, but not cumbersome to transport. At 82cm long and 45cm high it is a good lifelike size, and my bull mastiff obviously agrees as he observes it with interest but thankfully decides against latching onto it’s ear.
The target is made from high quality self-healing foam, designed for broad-heads and field tips. The target has an effective arrow stop with both. Shooting from a 48lb bow at 20 yards, the arrow arrests with 20cm of penetration. Essentially, this gives the target 2 shooting faces. Because there is no pass through in any of my 100 shots with broadheads or field tips, the kill zone remains untouched on the opposite side. The kill zone is not visible from further than 10 yards, but that suits my needs for replicating real shooting situations. The zone can easily be painted on if desired.
I pull out the lubricated arrows fairly easily. The shots taken without lubricant are still easy to remove, but the degree of such is altered by the style of broadhead used. The bevelled style single bladed broadheads such as Strickland Helix and Northern Little Evil take a little more convincing, and typical of this style require a tactical twisting motion, however this is the case when shooting them into any target. The symmetrical style broadheads remove easily, and are more forgiving on the target, and the wound heals effectively even after a number of shots.
This target is the perfect training aid for those heading out on their first trip to reduce “Boar fever” of the experienced bow hunter honing their skills.
For the full range of targets including goats, deer, small game and pricing head to www.bushbow3d.com
Apex Berserker Evolve Compound Bow
Bowhunting is a classic game of cat and mouse that a lot more rifle hunters are getting back into these days to add a bit more spice to stalking their game of choice. Having said that entering into the bow hunting world can be a very expensive trip to take, and this is where Apex Hunting are assisting bow hunters from novice to seasoned archers to achieve a setup that suits them both in quality and price.
The Apex team recently sent out the Apex Berserker Evolve Black edition for us to field test, the bow arrived set at Continue reading Apex Berserker Evolve Compound Bow
Had a great afternoon walking my favourite hill and on this occasion I had the pleasure of utilizing the Bushnell Legend HD Binoculars to glass a mob of pigs and with a quick range find with the Bushnell Scout 1000 I threaded a 130gr projectile out of my Browning .270 through the scrub and reaching my target with precision!
Cant wait to full test the capabilities across other calibres!
Getting your firearms licence and first firearm is an exciting experience, hitting all the shops trying different calibres and makes to find the best shoulder fit to suit your needs can be so overwhelming that the essential firearm ownership items can be forgotten..
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As Aussie hunters we support a lot of worthy charities and our good mates at PigSpot.com.au are running a great raffle all in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
So get on board buy a ticket and show your support for those in need of a cure
Sighting in your rifle is essential to ensuring that you gain the most accuracy from your firearm in the field and finding the time at the range before an upcoming hunt can be hard to come by in today’s ever so busy world.
So the team at Zero In Target Systems have developed Continue reading Zero In Target System
Winners of the Aussie Feral Game Hunters deer hunting photo competition proudly supported by Hunters Element, Diesel N Dust Magazine and Eagleye Hunting Gear are: Continue reading Winners of the AFGH Deer Hunting Photo comp