The January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

Who says winter stalking has to be gruelling? In the January 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle we bring you everything you need to make it successful – and enjoyable – whether it’s roe, fallow, muntjac or fox you’re after.

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The first and market-leading rifle shooting mag in the UK, Sporting Rifle covers rifle sports of all kinds, from rimfire rabbits to big game overseas and everything in between.

Fifty-cal debate goes on

Campaigning against proposals contained within the Offensive Weapons Bill continues after a Commons debate scheduled for 15 October was delayed.


Vortex Viper HS scope review

Chris Parkin finds himself bitten by the Viper as he assesses a nifty £500 optic from Vortex

On test: Sig Sauer BDX scope

Stuart Wilson is impressed by the new Sig Sauer BDX’s ballistic calculation capabilities as he tests the scope at progressively longer ranges

Barrett Fieldcraft .308 Win review

Barrett isn’t all about big military-style rifles, as Stuart Wilson finds as he tests the lightweight Fieldcraft in .308


The toughest track

When tracking a wounded buffalo, let caution prevail, warns Kevin Thomas

Ask the experts: Foxing with a single-shot .243 rifle?

I am new to fox shooting and my father has said I can have his rifle that he’s had for years. It’s a .243 that he has used for deer, but what’s bothering me is that it’s only a single-shot model.

NV versus TI

Following last issue’s product round-up, Mike Powell gives his thoughts on which of night vision and thermal imaging is really better for today’s fox shooter

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