News

Facs hit 30-year high

The number of firearms certificates in the UK is at its highest since 1988, new Home Office figures reveal.

Shooting could return to Commonwealth Games

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has backed calls for shooting to be included in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Keepers fight Saddleworth blaze

Gamekeepers have played a key role in controlling the Saddleworth Moor fire – and in preventing other fires in the British uplands.

Reviews

Predator Pursuit torchlight review

NV may be all the rage but the world of lamps and torches is keeping apace with developments, as Mike Powell found when testing the Predator Pursuit gunlight

Discovery HD 3 IR riflescope review

After taking it out for some thorough testing, Chris Parkin is amazed by the value he finds in the Discovery HD 3-18X50 FFP IR riflescope

Affordable appeal

It’s cheap and it certainly is cheerful. Stuart Wilson finds that the new Mauser M18 puts a smile on his face

Features

The silent stalk

Daryl Crimp undertakes a 10-day meat hunt with two less-than-talkative companions. But who needs conversation when you have mountain scenery, regular snowfall and distant sika?

A lucky escape

You really do take your life in your hands when you head out on the hill – as a close encounter with an ATV taught Chris Dalton during an August stalk last year

Technique Q&A: foxing

Q: I have just acquired my first 4×4 and will be using it to shoot foxes on a local farm. Have you any tips as to the best way to go about it? A: Mike says: These days shooting from

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