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On sale now, our 2024 Hunting and Shooting Guide

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Gregor Woods writes about the Mauser Model 1898 that celebrates 125 years, making it one of the most iconic rifle designs in history.

For defence shooting we take a look at weapon-mounted lights.

Celebrate South African Rugby and the Rugby World Cup with us as we take a look at the Canik Rugby SFT pistol in 9mmP. This collectible pistol is a true all-rounder, all dressed up in green-and-gold, and available locally.

Stand a chance to win Stanley flasks and a travel mug.

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Ever wondered how much defence ammunition you should carry? Phillip Hayes discusses the practical implications of round count.

Gregor Woods has been to the Durban Easter Knife Show and brings you the latest knife news.

Looking for a competition handgun? Springfield has an option that should not be overlooked with their XD-M Elite.

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IN the previous edition of Magnum we looked at assembling a precision rifle on a budget. Our choice was a Remington 700 ADL tactical in 6.5 Creedmoor. Our most affordable option cost R30 279, which included a Lynx LX3 2.5-15×50 Tactical scope, a Boyds At-One stock and a tuned trigger, bottom metal (only if you do not opt for the stock with ‘blind magazine’) and scope rings. If you already have a scope, total cost will be R18 279. For our range tests we went with the more expensive option, adding a TriggerTech Special trigger, GRS Bifrost stock and a Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25×56 FFP scope. The package cost R42 769. The rifle was shooting about 1MOA with S&B 140gr factory ammo, which was encouraging. My aim was to develop a load consistently shooting 0.5MOA groups… Read more in the Sept/Oct 2021 edition.

..and, we’ve tested Haenel’s CR308 semi-auto chambered in .308 Winchester. Get your Magnum to find out whether it’s a worthy buy.

Springbuck/Impala sosaties? Here’san easy recipe.



2kg leg of impala and/or springbuck
32 dried apricots
2 onions, blanched
sosatie skewers
fresh coriander, chopped
15ml mustard powder
125ml tomato sauce
15ml soya sauce
30ml peach chutney
5 garlic cloves, chopped
10ml salt
milled black pepper
Soak the dried apricots in hot water until soft. Cut the blanched onions into chunks. Cube the meat – blocks should be about 2cm x 2cm.
Thread the skewers with meat, placing onion chunks and soaked apricots between the pieces of meat.
Mix all the marinade ingredients together. Pour marinade over the sosaties and leave covered in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
Remove the sosaties from the marinade and grill over a charcoal braai for about 6 minutes, turning constantly until done. Make sure not to cook for too long as the meat will become dry and inedible. Be careful not to let the marinade burn.
Just before serving sprinkle with chopped coriander.

In the March/April 2021 edition

We test the Mossberg MC1 SC single stack 9mmP polymer frame pistol. Click HERE to read more.

Tested: Swarovski Z8i 2-16×50. This scope is the pinnacle in hunting optics and the BTF turret set makes for an almost perfect hunting tool (Nov/Dec 2020 edition).