I grew up on a dairy farm
which in later years became a sheep farm in Clevedon New Zealand
and learnt to shoot with a single shot Lithgow 22. In my late teens
I purchased a Krico bolt action 22 for eleven guinies. Many fun
days were had in the quarry up from home and many hunting trips
looking for rabbits, goats and pigs.
When I worked for the Forestry, I borrowed the Rangers Jungle Carbine
303 and this was even better on pigs and because of the overall
length it was easy to scramble through the bush with this rifle.
On arrival in Australia, my travelling companion had brought his
270 and we had numerous hunting trips shooting wild pigs and the