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  1. Thought I would have a crack at making my own utility style skinning knife. Saw blade for the blank and local Ironbark for the handle. Oiled finish Pins are alloy with brass insert Very happy with the result
    11 points
  2. SamHuntVic is now an authorised dealer for Flexmark Outdoors' Sambar Deer Caller. https://samhuntvic.com.au/product/flexmark-sambar-deer-call/
    7 points
  3. When i`m in my swag in the rain i unzip and piss straight out the side. A mate whinged about having to get up for a leak in the cold and wet and I told him what I do. That night we had celebratory drinks and he did the same and confessed next day that he unzipped the sleeping bag but not the swag and left a litre of his finest inside the swag haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    7 points
  4. Followup. Little brother for the first one
    6 points
  5. Hi i want to be just like my dad, the best samburstalker.
    5 points
  6. As stated check the battery on your PLB before your next outing. Expired, time for a new one
    4 points
  7. Describes this setup. Rifle is 5% of the cost
    3 points
  8. Zoomed in the sight picture was shaking like a mad woman's custard. Also 1500m is approximately 1400m beyond my ability
    3 points
  9. If your a ebay member, $50? A year. You can get a rino 750 for $530. I think that's the cheapest I have seen ever
    3 points
  10. I’m sorry to say I haven’t taken it out even once yet to hunt other than to load it up and test it and set up the sizing. I got the pack I think just before we were locked down here in Sydney and lockdown cancelled all of my winter hunting. I mean all of it. But I have undone all the straps and played with it to see how to pack the meat. I think it will work very well in meat bags then strapped down all tight I was worried that if you had meat all the way packed from the bottom to the top of the meat shelf it might slide down with the weight wanting to go towards the ground obviously but I think if you have the straps tightened it would make it impossible for that to happen. But I haven’t used it for its purpose yet and don’t want to give anyone bad info so I can’t really comment on the pack other than it’s comfortable with 20kgs in it.
    3 points
  11. The Moroka30 45L was comfy. Then moved to exo k3, As gibbo-Dave said kuiu. Find a backpack that can change bag sizes Cry once instead of multiple times
    3 points
  12. Yeah price is not bad, wish we could get the good thermal stuff out of the US though, even if it is very pricey ! Night vids are not as good, it won't do 120fps in night mode only 60fps and the detail of NV isn't as good, I think there is very little chance of catching bullet flight at night... Going into digital zoom also reduces quality, below a shot I took off the knee at 50m with full zoom. prabbit 1st shot.MP4
    3 points
  13. Will post this here, bunnings has a cheap backpack chair, 850g if anyone is interested Maybe a "Backpack Gear" thread could be added
    2 points
  14. I've been thinking about the one gun to rule them all concept a bit lately but its hard to come up with a single answer. Most people agree that if you could only ever have one firearm it should be a 12g shotgun. With the different types of ammo you can pretty much do anything with it. Pellets of varying sizes for small game, several options in buckshot and slugs for large game, its fun to shoot clays and there is a big sport following for it. Having said that there are plenty of things that will do some of the same jobs but way better. It is my opinion after starting with a slightly less than mainstream caliber rifle that you probably should go for the more common caliber types. You get many more option for over the shelf ammo, and more availability. A lot of beginners want to be Mr. cool guy 300 blackout or get a 50bmg but then quickly sell those things when they realise it doesn't really suit their purpose and the ammo is hard to find. Like Duncs said the different guns suit different tasks. If you are just plugging around for rabbits and foxes and want really cheap ammo that is always available in a lot of varieties, old faithful 22LR is the one to go for. It's a pleasure to shoot with very little recoil, and easy on the ears. You can spend very little money to get setup with an old second hand 22LR and have a great time. A 22LR will struggle with larger animals and to be honest, if you care at all for your targets suffering it just isn't an ethical play to be shooting mid to large game with such a small round. Bigger stuff such as pig, goat and deer I reckon .308 is the go. It's probably the most common ammunition around after .22LR and .223. The .223 is a great round but is not considered big enough in a legal sense for deer in Victoria and other parts of the country. I have a few different guns for different purposes now but if I could only have 3 they would be a 12g shotgun, a 22LR rifle, and a .308 rifle. Archery is fun, and very quiet if that's your thing, but it has a much steeper learning curve and a lower success rate than using guns. I still shoot a bow sometimes but you can't argue with a rifles ability to get meat on the deck. For hunting, the binoculars are really handy. They allow you to makes plans as you move and strategize rather than being on top of the animals and having to scramble. When I first started hunting I asked for advice and read a lot and came to the conclusion that a set of 8x48 binos was the way to go. I've since changed my opinion. I found for the hunting I was doing at the time which was chasing Sambar Deer in thick mountainous terrain, they were very heavy and I didn't use them enough to justify the discomfort. I now do most of my hunting on farms and I have found a set of 10x28's have been so good. I got the Vortex Diamondback's for about $250. I use them every day for work with the sheep, I use them for hunting small game around the farm, I take them waterfowl hunting and they will probably come on my next deer hunt. Besides your weapon and binos I reckon you need a decent knife, a lighter, some pillow cases for keeping fly's off the meat, a backpack and a first aid kit with 2 compression bandages with butterfly clips for snake bites, 2 tourniquets for major bleeding, a little betadine squeezer, some band aids, and some water purification tablets.
    2 points
  15. Ryda in Sydney have these for $596 atm. If you tell this to Anaconda they check and will match it and give you 10% off. If your a member . Lot cheaper than most shops. I have no affiliation with either I might add. You can join right away btw.
    2 points
  16. Definitely human error. Works fine while outside. Only when I am inside to connect to my laptop that the signal drops in and out. The only way I can see to solve this is to go camping and take my laptop with me - working from home somewhere.
    2 points
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