Australian Hunter

Pre-hunt sighting for success

I know it’s probably pretty much commonsense, but a hunting rifle needs to be sighted properly before you take it into the bush. There have been plenty of well-planned hunting trips ruined simply due to the rifle not being correctly sighted in before leaving home.

Even if you have sighted the rifle well previously, it’s worth checking again. It’s a busy world we live in and many people may only have time to hunt once or twice a year. All your other preparation can be undone by having a rifle that doesn’t shoot where you need it to. Then that long-awaited hunt is off to a very bad start.

To begin with I’d suggest that many of the stories you hear about people doing a running shot at 700m successfully are mostly rot. Distances are extremely difficult to estimate

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