The October issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

The days may be getting shorter but there are no end of things to look forward too – not least of which is reading this months Sporting Rifle.

Hen harrier management plan is working

There’s been an upturn in the fortunes of hen harriers – they’ve had their most successful breeding season in England for over a decade.

Up next… South Yorkshire

The South Yorkshire Shooting Show & Game Fair returns on 29 and 30 September, at Doncaster Racecourse. The event, now in its fifth year, aims to showcase the best in shooting and hunting equipment and boasts more than 150 exhibitors


Schultz & Larsen Victory review

Stuart Wilson reviews a Danish rifle with 150 years of history behind it. It’s the Schultz & Larsen Victory in 6.5×55

Remington 597 rifle review

Stuart Wilson gets stuck into the Remington .597, a nifty .22 semi-auto bunny shooter from one of the world’s longest-serving continuous manufacturers

Eye on the target

Mark Ripley gets hands-on to test the new Target Vision range camera from Scott Country, finding it a valuable aid to long-range shooting practice


Height advantage

At this time of year, with game shoots starting up, high seat foxing is often the best method to pursue, says Robert Bucknell

Bucket list bounty

Chris Dalton seeks a red stag with a guest from down under, who is after the full authentic Scotland experience – including rain, mud, grallochs and a long drag home

Ask the experts: How should I deal with long-range scope adjustments

I’m most comfortable with a .243 for red deer stalking. But, when training at longer ranges, I tend to run out of adjustment on my scope – leaving me less confident when it comes to the real thing. What scope should I buy to counter this?

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