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Forbes 20B Rifle in .243 cal with Swarovski Z3 3-10 x 42 scope

Posing the question of the Forbes 20B rifle in .243 cal.        Is this the ultimate Mountain Rifle? Sighting in the Forbes 20B off  the bench. The Rifle The Forbes rifle lends its name from Melvin Forbes owner of N.U.L.A. … Continue reading

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Leica Trinovid 8×20 BCA Binoculars

For general glassing for game I would recommend an 8x pair of binos.   8x can be held very steady and steadiness is your biggest aid to spotting game. The 8x also gives you a good compromise in field of view … Continue reading

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Leica CRF Rangemaster 900

  I have owned this particular piece of kit for quite a few years now……… Well I would have certainly poo hooed this paraphernalia not so very long ago I must admit.  In fact everything to do with deer hunting … Continue reading

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Meindl Makalu pro 3000 GTX Mountain Boots

These are my new Acquisitions and they have superseded the standard Makalu boot which is now I understand not being made anymore.  I had gone through two pairs of the former boot and can say with all honesty that they … Continue reading

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Triad Butt Pad & Alumina Flip up Scope Covers

I have only had two outings with the above accessories so far but they have sold me none the less.  My first chamois hunt with the Triad butt pad resulted in a chamois buck racing in from 400 meters and … Continue reading

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Markhor 45 Litre Day Pack

Markhor 45 Litre Day Pack A day pack to me 40 years ago would simply mean a Pikau. The very simplest of which would see a hessian sack being utilised. Two small stones placed in each of two corners. A … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Mountain Monarch

Understanding Tahr Behaviour Himalayan Tahr DVD Stealth Films I have just finished watching the above DVD and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a change it makes from the carnage and blood- letting of a lot of wildlife … Continue reading

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Howa Ranchland 1500 & Nikko Sterling Nighteater 3-10 scope with LRX reticle

Howa to me a few years ago could have been associated with the start of a sentence a person with a speech impediment was trying to finish like how are you today? It certainly would not have been linked with … Continue reading

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Ridgeline Monsoon ll Jacket in Buffalo Cammo.

I have just taken possession of my new mountain coat from Ridgeline and I must say it fits me really well and is the first outer coat that I have owned in a camouflage pattern. It is designed in the … Continue reading

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Wheeler Professional Reticle Levelling System

In my bush hunting days it mattered little if my cross hairs were not aligned perfectly. Ranges were short and turrets were not to be messed with. Once your scope was sighted in it was caps on and forget about … Continue reading

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