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05 May

Sport Shooter Profile:  Kirsty Shovlin-Bohler

The Ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

by Eddy Pretorius

Fifty years ago, I acquired my first firearm, a Star Model F in .22 LR, from Kings Sports in Durban. My second, purchased from Kings for the princely sum of R50, was a Brno rifle, also in .22 LR. At that time, I knew precious little about firearms or ammunition. You could have written on your palm and forgotten all I had been taught in Police College. However, it was these two firearms that began my education in shooting and ballistics.

03 May

HUNTING GEAR

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02 May

Hunting the Big 5

by Liesl Venter

Chris van der Westhuizen has loved hunting for as long as he can remember. Deciding to become a hunter for a living, however, was not a quick decision for this avid outdoorsman with a real passion for shooting. In 2012, Chris took the bull by the horns and established African Pride Hunting Safaris with his wife, Anne-Marie, a keen huntress herself. “I was established in a career in project management when I started thinking about the possibility of hunting full-time.

25 Apr

Stalking in the Southern Free State

by Thinus Steyn

There is a widely-held belief that the only way to hunt in the Southern Free State is from the back of a bakkie. This has merit in certain situations. However, I do believe that a hunter who only relies on this method deprives himself of a very rewarding experience.