Crocodile Hunters

Back in the years after the Second World War it was legal and arguably necessary to cull the large and dangerous salt water crocodiles in Australia's north. Salt water crocodiles kill people from time to time even nowadays in northern Australia. The culling eventually brought salt water crocodile numbers down so low that some believed ...

The .470 Capstick

The .470 Capstick is an unusual cartridge although the design is based on a simple idea; i.e. neck up the .375 Holland & Holland to take .475" bullets, which is the largest bullet diameter that the .375H&H case can handle. The cartridge was originally created by Colonel Arthur B Alphin of the A-Square rifle company ...

Winchester Model 70 in .22 Hornet

The Winchester Model 70 is called "The Rifleman's Rifle" by Winchester and it is a title it well deserves. It has been made in a large variety of calibers from the ear splitting shoulder crunching .470 Capstick in recent years down to the .22 Hornet back before and after World War II. The Winchester Model ...

The .338 Winchester Magnum

Many years ago there was a man who inherited his father's .600 Nitro Express double rifle. At the time he was living down in Australia on a sheep station in the "outback". He managed to get cases and all the requisites needed to reload ammunition and so the big .600 Nitro was brought back to ...

.338 Winchester Magnum Rifle by George Gibbs

George Gibbs is one of the most famous of British rifle makers and perhaps his most well known cartridge is the .505 Gibbs of 1910. Based originally in Bristol in Britain Gibbs was closely associated with William Ellis Metford who designed the Metford rifling used in the early Lee-Metford rifles. Amongst Gibbs loyal customers was ...

The 30-06 Springfield

It is perhaps not surprising that the most popular hunting rifle caliber in the United States and the most popular hunting rifle caliber in Europe are so similar. Yet the history of each is quite different; the 30-06 started out as a military caliber that was progressively adopted by hunters in North America whereas Europe's ...

Jaguar E-Type Series III V12

Introduced ten years after the original Series I Jaguar E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Salon the Jaguar E-Type Series III was a development of the original classic car but with changes that were in part desirable, such as the new all alloy V12 engine, and in part imposed by government regulation. Jaguar ...

The .308 Winchester

The .308 Winchester has become one of the most popular cartridges in the world for good reason. The cartridge has mild recoil and muzzle blast and so can be chambered in lightweight rifles; and it is a naturally accurate cartridge as evidenced by its adoption by benchrest shooters looking for an edge over the ubiquitous ...

Triumph TR3A Roadster

The Triumph TR series of sports cars did not get off to a good start back in October 1952. Triumph wanted to build a sports car to compete with the brilliant Austin-Healey but they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. The result was the 20TS which was later unofficially called the TR1. Triumph ...