In a head-to-head test, Chris Parkin compares two of Zeiss’s finest scopes, the Victory V8 3-12×56 and and its forerunner the Victory HT 2.8-20×56
With sound moderators more popular than ever on sporting rifles, Chris Parkin gives you a run-down of the options
Years ago, when I first started shooting foxes, it was really only the preserve of gamekeepers and a few like myself who sold fox pelts to the fur trade. More often than not we used shotguns, as the damage to skins was minimal.
Over the years, people have asked me countless questions on foxing. What’s the best kit for foxing, or the best calibre, or rifle scope combination, right down to what’s the best footwear. I suppose it is to be expected – the range of kit readily available to the discerning foxer is immense. A good rule of thumb is to take note of what experienced fox controllers are already using.
Debates will rage until the end of time about the ‘best’ deer-shooting calibre. The truth is, there is no universal winner – it all depends on what you plan to use the rifle for.
Andrew Venables explains the things to look for when choosing a rifle.
Foxing is the fastest growing sector of the shooting sports, with the amount of kit available increasing on a near daily basis.
Possibly more is talked and written about scopes and moderators than almost anything else in fox shooting circles. A visit to almost any of the best shooting websites will reveal long and sometimes heated discussions on the merits or otherwise of which scope or which moderator is the best.
A new study on deer welfare confirms what stalkers already know about the best ways to shoot deer ethically and effectively.
John Robson Yorkshire Deer Stalking Contact: www.yorkshiredeerstalking.com Signs were good for an early start, with bucks responding in early July. I was hoping as the weather was settled dry and warm the bucks would have some fire in them. However,…