Author Archives: Bourney

Needs Another Year

Needs another year

Needs Another Year – 2023 New Zealand hunt A stag called Jeremiah In 2020 on a backpack hunt for Chamois in New Zealand’s South Island, a red stag in velvet was glassed up and for the remainder of the hunt, discussion revolved around how the stag we had nicknamed Jeremiah, just needs another year. Considering […]

September 2019 Sambar Hunt Recap

Sambar Hunt

Due to a resurgence in queries regarding our Mountain Rifle Builds we thought it would be prudent to recap our September 2019 Sambar Hunt which we chronicled in our Instagram (@precision_defence_industries ) and Facebook ( ) accounts and is compiled into a single post below. It was a 5 day backpack hunt in […]

284 Shehane Mountain Rifle

284 Shehane Mountain Rifle

My 284 Shehane is my favourite rifle, built as a mountain rifle for hunting further and deeper into the Alpine in the search of elusive Sambar deer, it has achieved its performance goals and then some. I’ve chronicled its development on social media, as well as in prior posts focusing on my decision making process. […]

Choosing a Mountain Rifle Scope

Classifying a mountain rifle scope Before embarking on the process to choose any new optic let alone a mountain rifle scope it is paramount to establish exactly what it is for. Easiest way to do this is set hard feature and performance requirements so that you absolutely ensure your scope will achieve its role. The […]

Practical Rimfire Scopes

We recently had the pleasure of helping out at the recent Precision Tactical Rimfire Challenge held in South Australia and we’ve regularly been asked after the event about affordable and suitable practical rimfire scopes. It was a fantastic event with over 50 shooters showing up to compete despite the 50 degree heat and we encourage anyone […]

StrelokPRO Kestrel D3 Drop

UPH CZ455 Trainer Strelokpro drop

Quick summary, we think that the StrelokPRO Kestrel D3 Drop combination is currently the best beginners/medium range hunters ballistic app and environment meter system on the market right now. Despite the slightly counter intuitive guided user interface of StrelokPRO (e.g. load and bullet selections at the bottom of the screen w.t.f?), it is easy to […]

Schultz and Larsen Australia SHOT Launch

Schultz Larsen Australia

Presenting: Schultz and Larsen Australia To everyone that came to SHOT in Melbourne, thank you for the response to the Schultz and Larsen Australia lineup. Imported by Gone Hunting, stocked by Precision Defence Industries (PDI) and soon to be sold at all decent gunshops, or direct from us here at PDI, we are really excited […]