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Rob Maylor, a former SASR sniper, firing the 16” barrel EF88 (fitted with Ase Utra suppressor, Trijicon TA44SR-10 1.5x16 ACOG, and folding foregrip)

EF88 Video: test firing the EF88 and ML40AUS

A few more videos from my recent trip to Thales Australia in Lithgow, New South Wales. In these videos, Rob Maylor is test firing the EF88 out to 600m, and the Madritsch ML40AUS at 150m. In the first video, Rob is using the 20″ barrel EF88 (equivalent to the F90M, or Marksman variant) with a […]

The author firing the EF88 out to 600m.

Hands-on evaluation of the new EF88 (F90) assault rifle

By N.R. Jenzen-Jones The author firing an EF88 with 20″ barrel (with 4x ACOG and Harris bipod) out to 600yds. Photo courtesy of Julian Elliott (Thales Australia). Last week I was in Lithgow at the invitation of Thales Australia, and had the opportunity to conduct a test and evaluation of the new EF88 assault rifle […]

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A Handful of Mosins in Vietnam

I want to apologise for the pretty poor photography in this piece – all the weapons were behind dusty glass, in an unlit room, and the firearms themselves had (criminally, in my opinion!) been painted in cheap flat black and gloss brown paints on both the metal and wooden parts. These eight Mosin Nagant Model […]

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Cluster Bomb Submunitions in Vietnam

I was recently in Vietnam on business, and took the opportunity to visit both the tunnel complex and small arms display at Củ Chi, and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City proper. With only a half-day to spare, I focused on SALW, ammunition, and ordnance, as well as getting in a little […]

Born on the Bayou – Adventures in the Swamps of Cajun Country

In late January, earlier this year, I arrived in Louisiana. Of course, I had plans to visit new Orleans, but first I was stopping off in the much smaller city of Lafayette. I’d decided a few weeks prior to leaving Australia that I wanted to check out the swamps of Louisiana. Wherever I travel, I […]