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Head Measuring
As our lockdown restrictions seem to be easing across the board, a lot more of us have been given the freedom to get to our stalking grounds and continue our deer management. It has also meant that our measuring team have had a lot more heads to eval
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Where To SHOOT Guide
Chinese water deer and muntjac specialist. We manage over 30,000 acres of land in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. We can offer 1:1 guided stalking to all capabilities and training for beginners. We have a zeroing range up to 250 metr
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Ask The Experts
Foxing: Mike Powell Professional gamekeeper and foxing expert Optics: Chris Parkin Target sports journalist and optics reviewer Legal: David Barrington Barnes Solicitor turned specialist firearms law advisor Q May I shoot deer in their close season f
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Field To Fork
Wild and Game are a not-for-profit company supplying frozen game products so you can enjoy delicious recipes all year round. SERVES TWO AS A MAIN COURSE OR THREE AS A STARTER 1 pack of Wild and Game grouse breast fillets (about 6 fillets in total)12
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A View To A Kill
It’s very much the case with most things in life that you get what you pay for. However every now and again you get what you pay for – and a whole lot more. This was the case when I recently tested the Pard NV007 night vision add-on. This little unit
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Shooting Courses
Stalker training and firearms safety, guided training outings for anyone wishing to experience a deer stalk, through to candidates wishing to complete their DSC 2 certificate. Training courses from £80 per 3-4 hour outing, with the possibility to tak
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AccuStalking Accolades
The American firm of Savage Rifles really needs no introduction as the name has been synonymous with well-built, accurate and reliable rifles for decades. I have often thought that, in this country, there was something of a resistance to American rif
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Free Reader Ads
Brno .22LR bolt action with Leupold VX1 3-9x40 scope and Parker Hale mod. £200. Gavin Jones 01646 603814 07967 284704 (Wales) CZ452 American .22RF bolt action, 10-shot mag. BSA Sweet17 3-12x40 scope and mod (bipod not included). Good condition. With
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Have It Your Way
Why do so many purchases end up being a compromise in some way or another? This happens in most industries, including the rifle market, as products are divided into three main elements; off-the-shelf, customised and bespoke. Off-the-shelf is basicall
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Almanac
For many deer stalkers the long summer break is over – not only have they had to see out the close seasons but the dreaded lockdown certainly hasn’t helped things! Now, however, things have improved immeasurably. In Scotland, sika and red stags will
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Fit For Purpose?
Despite the adage that the ‘customer is always right’, shooter and legal expert Stuart Farr, suggests that the expertise of custom rifle makers should not be ignored. “I like ‘custom’ and for those who, like me, prefer to buy once and buy well (rathe
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Sporting Rifle
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The Calibre Hunter
In recent years Nosler has really raised the bar when it comes to cartridges. As I said back when the .26 Nosler was released, the company has for now stolen the mantle from Weatherby as the king of beastly fast cartridges. The 2017 SHOT Show saw ano
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Rutting Hopes
There can be no doubt that there will be heightened anxiety leading up to this season’s roe rut. Deer managers across our islands have a lot of catching up to do if they are to achieve their cull plan and maintain a balanced, healthy deer population
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News
Sporting Rifle is just one brand owned by a large multi-national media organisation, Future Plc. As business with staff across the globe, Black Lives Matter to our organisation. In the light of recent events across the world, the stance of Future was
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Foxing Hotshots
This year is turning into a funny old one; and one we certainly won’t forget in a hurry. As if a virus pandemic wasn’t enough, we’ve had some very unusual weather lately too. When we should have been drilling the winter crops it was too wet, so a lot
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Mailbag
Each month, the best letter wins a bottle of King’s Ginger – the ideal drink to enjoy after a cold stalk. For more details visit www.thekingsginger.com STAR LETTER Dear Sporting Rifle, Was it that long ago? There I was, living the dream, working in Z
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The Perfect Calibre?
Over the many years I’ve been shooting foxes I’ve used a considerable number of rifles and calibres, and these numbers have been increased by my review work even further. I am sometimes asked what is the best calibre for shooting foxes, and to be per
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Coming Soon
The latest tales from the hill as stalkers prepare for the first of the early season red stags We speak to Riflecraft and find out more about designing the perfect firearm We review the latest addition to the UK NV/Thermal market – the InfiRay Byron
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Top Ten Foxing Optics
Hawke scopes have always been in my mind a very underrated brand that offer surprisingly good glass and build quality at a very reasonable price. The flagship Frontier range now boasts a host of impressive features to compete with scopes two to three
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William ‘Billy’ Dixon
William ‘Billy’ Dixon – born in 1850 in West Virginia and orphaned at age 12 – rose to become one of the USA’s best known scouts and buffalo hunters, as well as a hero in battle who became one of only eight civilians ever to be awarded America’s high
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Bag Yourself A Stag
The essential stalking scope featuring an exposed, resettable and lockable turret design with a state-of-the-art return-to-zero function, allowing you to adapt to shooting conditions in the field, and do so secure in the knowledge that the scope will
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Behind The Scope
The optical manufacturer Leupold Optics – or Leupold + Stevens Inc. as the company is actually known – is located in a beautiful industrial neighbourhood of Beaverton, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. The smartly designed entrance to Leupold’s f
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New To Market
These hard-wearing and tough high-leg boots are new out from Ridgeline, and come with Vibram XS-Trek soles. Made from durable Nubuck leather (top-grain cattle leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give a slight nap
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On Red Alert
Of all the stalking I do these days by far the most enjoyable is when I am working with newcomers to the sport. Kris is one such newcomer and is serving his stalking apprenticeship with me having initially come on an ‘introduction to stalking’ packag
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Das Boot Camp
The message that popped through the ether was crisp and Germanic: “I am planning a trip back to New Zealand in February. Maybe I hope I can stay at your house and, of course, if you want to go fishing or hunting I wouldn’t say no!” “But of course Fre
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Overcoming Obstacles
Obstacles are opportunities. Every time you come up against a problem it offers you an opportunity to improve. If you are reading this article, then there’s a better than average chance that you love rifle shooting. The recent Covid lockdown has impo
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The Buyer’s Guide
The Blaser R8 Ultimate’s two-piece stock ensures a relaxed shooting position and optimal control of the rifle. Available with black elastomer, impregnated leather inlays and an integrated moderator. Price: From £3,750 Blaser ■ 01483 917 412 blaser-sp
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Talking Shop
Introduce us to GMK and its brands… GMK are the UK’s biggest distributor for civilian shooting sports products in the UK. We do a full distribution service for brands that want to be represented in the UK. Our biggest brand is Beretta and we also dis
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