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Marlin X7 Review

Marlin is probably best known for its underlever actions and rimfires in the USA, rather than for hunting rifles. I have been told they are good value for money, and more importantly, that their accuracy is ‘just darn good’! With an RRP of £715, the X7 is an entry-level model, maybe for the first-time buyer of a centrefire – but does it punch above its weight?

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Kimber Montana Review

Whereas a year or two back, the name Kimber would have drawn blank expressions from most hunters, the brand’s reputation has grown in the UK and it is now a top contender.

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Steyr Männlicher Classic Review

My introduction to Mannlicher rifles set the standard for how I would judge all rifles from that moment on. The Mannlicher Schönauer was a legendary piece of engineering with a magnificent history and hunting pedigree. This rifle, in the hands of ‘Karamojo’ Bell, reputedly accounted for 1,011 elephants during the era of the great ivory trade.

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Heym SR21 Review

When I got a call from Garlands asking if I would like to test the Heym SR21 in 7×57, my reflex answer was “yes”. A rifle I had long had my eye on, it was also in one of my favourite calibres.

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Tikka T3 Review

Although it is not one of the most expensive rifles out there, the phrase that probably sums it up is, in fact: ‘More than fit for purpose’.

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Remington 700 Review

The importer of the Remington brand asked me which rifle I wanted to review. Well, which should I choose?

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CZ 527 Review

Many years ago I, along with quite a few others, thought the CZ rifles, although quite accurate, were a bit, shall we say, agricultural. This is certainly not the case today. A shooting friend of mine purchased a CZ rimfire recently, and I was impressed with the out-of-the-box build, accuracy and finish.

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Howa 1500 Review

It wasn’t so many years ago when Howa was a non-existent brand among the British hunting public. Behind the scenes, however, rifle manufacturers were well aware of a company that was making rifles for some big brand names. Indeed, today’s Weatherby Vanguard comes off the Howa factory floor, branded and shipped under a different name.

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Thompson Center Icon Review

Thompson Center (T/C) is very popular with sport hunters throughout the United States. Indeed, the Contender Carbines made by T/C have become an industry standard across the pond. It was still a surprise to many in the industry, though, when T/C launched a bolt-action rifle named the Icon into an already-crowded marketplace. No doubt the closing of Winchester’s New Haven plant encouraged the company.

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Mauser M03 Review

The well-known MO3 range from Mauser is based on a modular concept, allowing a wide range of stocks and barrels to be fitted with different levels of quality and design.

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