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Save the Rhino auction – now open for 2017!

After five continuous years of fundraising for Save the Rhino International, Sporting Rifle’s charity auction is back and hoping to be bigger than ever.

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Shooting is good for your health

BASC has extended an argument used by Natural England in order to highlight the potential health benefits of country sport

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Fight poaching with a smartphone

Modern technology is helping to fight poaching – and you can be part of the solution

Reviews

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Antonio Zoli .243 Bavarian Review

I knew Zoli made outstanding high-end shotguns, but in the UK, that esteemed name had never really been associated with rifles – until now. There was no question of Zoli’s fine craftsmanship, but it would be interesting to see how this would translate into producing a hunting rifle.

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Sako 85 Review

Sako has produced many excellent rifles over the years. There are few hunters around the world who will not be familiar with the brand, and the response is usually the same: ‘Sako makes some great rifles.’

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Ruger Hawkeye Review

Over the years I have owned a few American-made firearms, both rifles and shotguns, and I have always come to the same conclusion: American rifles are built to do the job, rather than please the eye of the beholder.

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Plan B – for Billy

Frustrated in his attempts to hunt red stags while in Scotland, Paul Childerley turns his attention to feral goats – and bags a Galloway billy for his efforts I’ve always wanted to hunt the Scottish red stag in the rut

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7mm Rem Mag

The 7mm Rem Mag delivers a hefty 160-grain bullet at 300 yards with just a seven-inch drop, following on from a 200-yard zero.

Patience is a virtue

As an experienced fox controller, I’ve probably got every piece of kit that a foxer could ever want. During my time fox shooting, I’ve amassed so much equipment to help me in my chosen trade I often wonder how I ever managed to shoot foxes in the past.

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