Originally Posted by beaufordqrastus
hairbear1... What do you shoot down there? I thought the fine folks of Australia gave up their weapons a few years back. I agree with you on the practice. That was my point in my comments above. I only do shoot frequently here at home with my air guns. I do shoot both rifle and pistol20 - 50 shots per stand 2-3 times a week. I am not quite as steady now as I was back in the early 60's. Was that hog in your snap taken in Australia?
G/day mate.....................contrary to the often misguided line of thought that we lost our guns we never have.
There was a gun buy back in 1996 and 2001 to try and stop massacres but all's that did was cost the Australian tax payer half a billion $$$ for no result.
Our Shooters and Fishers Party saved our collective backsides on that.
But the anti window lickers claimed it caused a downward trend in gun killings which was a load of dog's rocks because gun related crime was already falling but the wormy little mongrel who was Prime Minister at the time figured it was a good way to keep his job the lying little rodent.
We have our guns although there's a few guns we're not allowed to have in general like auto guns(military only) but we still have our semi auto shotguns (on a special license),pistols on a pistol license(can't ccw or hunt unfortunately only for comp and if your a copper or security).
We have our bolt action/pump action rifles,air rifles,shotguns(u/o,double barrel and single barrel) and lever actions as well as BP.
We're also allowed up to .50 cal bolt actions as well.
Here in Australia we have ducks,rabbits,hares,foxes,feral dogs and cats,feral horses,donkeys,camels,buffalo, Banteng and scrub cattle,pigs,goats,Magpie Geese, deer(Sambar,Rusa,Red,Fallow,Chital,Menil,Hog),Kang aroo and Wallaby(under permits).
That pig was taken a few years back when my son and I did a cull hunt up in our Northern Territory.(7000klm round trip)
I shot him with my 30/06AI on a M98 action.
I think I posted the hunt report on here back then and his hooks measured up around 25" from memory.
You'd have to go back and search for that story.