Category Archives: Hunting Rifles

You’ll Never Guess What Other Firearms Howa Makes!

Howa2Australian’s are very fond of the Howa 1500 bolt action rifle. The Howa 1500 would be well within the top ten of rifles sold in Australia and for good reason, they are affordable, accurate and highly customisable and we have a full range available at Abela’s!

Whilst you may know that Howa makes firearms and components for companies such as Mossberg, Weatherby and Smith and Wesson.

But did you know that Howa makes military firearms for Japan?

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Buying The Best – Sauer Rifle and Leica Optics – By Ben Smith

I have owned many firearms over my short life, when compared to some that have walked this earth before me. I have had everything from the good, the bad and just plain ugly in my safes. Generally the ones that fall into the latter two categories don’t last long in my hands and I am quite quick to sell them.

When I say the bad and the ugly that can be defined differently in everyone’s books, generally mine are sold because they don’t suit what I want in hunting related scenarios. All my rifles are for hunting so again if an aspect of a particular rifle isn’t practical for hunting use its good bye and farewell – onto another owner who will most likely be less fussy than me (if you don’t like why keep it?). Continue reading Buying The Best — Sauer Rifle and Leica Optics — By Ben Smith

What Does The Most Expensive Rifle in the World Look Like?

vo falcon boltThe VO Falcon made by Swedish firearm manufacturer VO Vapen features Damascus steel octagonal barrels, the stock is made from the finest of walnut root and is a takedown design so you can switch the barrel to use a different cartridge. It has intricate engraving honouring the art of falconry. Continue reading What Does The Most Expensive Rifle in the World Look Like?

Dave’s 270Win Ammo Tests!

I’ve always reckoned that the old adage,’ignorance is bliss’, just won’t cut it when it comes to owning and shooting a rifle without ever knowing its true potential. The old days of simply grabbing a box of ammo off the shelf and’ heading out West’ are long gone and pretty much every shooter has the knowledge to source the best ammo for his rifle and the range of ammo available is quite staggering. Continue reading Dave’s 270Win Ammo Tests!