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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.

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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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Optical exclusive

An elite group of Scottish stalkers is putting top-quality Zeiss scopes and binoculars in the hands of more stalkers. We find out how the Pro Stalker scheme works

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.300 H&H

Even pitted against modern cartridges, the .300 H&H still offers excellent performance.

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Foxing Double

It was the same old story: a friend rang me to ask if I would deal with a fox problem, as the smallholding next door had lost some chickens. My mate wanted the culprit brought to book post-haste as he feared the vulpine villain would soon turn its attention towards his own geese.

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Group Manoeuvres

I can’t believe it when the alarm clock goes off. There is no way my night’s sleep can be over already – but it is.

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.300 Win Mag

The .300 Win Mag definitely falls into the long-distance cartridge category, but it also encompasses some very favourable properties, making it a superb all-round calibre. It has no shortage of followers, counting our own editor and Mike Yardley among them.

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Reaching New Heights

When foxing season arrives, it brings with it the realisation that I’ll be walking the beat again. I remember an occasion when my five colleagues and I met up early and set off without delay, knowing we had a tiring and full day in front of us.

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Think before you squint

A question often asked is: ‘Which scope is best?’ The general answer given is: ‘Spend as much as you can afford.’ A good quality scope can cost more than the rifle itself depending on make and model. But when choosing a scope, take into consideration what you intend to use the scope for.

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