Byron Pace

Sporting Rifle 167 is out now!

The advancing months always bring new opportunities for the rifle shooter, and the May 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is all about celebrating rifle sport as the days lengthen. We’ve got roebuck stalking north and south – from Ayrshire to

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Why do you hunt?

There’s a growing gulf in the perception of different forms of hunting – but, Byron Pace warns, we can’t entirely discard ‘trophy hunting’ in favour of ‘meat hunting’ or conservation will suffer. I start this month’s article with a request.

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The calibre hunter

Sometimes cartridges are ahead of their time. That was certainly true with the .244 H&H, remarks Byron Pace. Historically, cartridge development has gone through phases, which inevitably return again decades later, whether that be smaller and faster or bigger and

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Shoot in Scotland 2019 is out now

Shoot in Scotland is your annual guide to the mystery and magic of shotgun and rifle sport north of the boarder, and it’s back for 2019 with an all-new collection of knowledge, kit and tales from the field. Start planning

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Mountainous issue

Do we do enough for conservation? Byron Pace takes a look at the successful conservation of sheep in North America’s Rocky Mountains, and wonders if we can do more of the same

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The calibre hunter

Returning to an old favourite, Byron Pace details why the .300 Win Mag is still at the top of the pile despite the emergence of newer, faster contenders

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Foxing Initiation

It always gives me great pleasure to bring new people into hunting. It is the only way we will survive in the long term, and the more people we can encourage to pick up a rifle, or indeed a shotgun, the brighter the future will be for shooting and country sports as a whole.

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Bullets and their ballistics

Byron Pace takes a close look at bullet weight, sectional density, construction, velocity and how those features impact ballistic performance To finish where we left off last time, we need to do a case study of sectional density to reinforce

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The Crucial Shot

Thinking back to 2011’s foxing forays in the vicinity of our pheasant shoot still makes me wince. Having lost a substantial number of birds to my toothy adversary that year, I became determined to get ahead of the game every year as soon as the stubbles were laid bare and I could cover my ground.

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Fox Marauders

The small shoot I run with a couple of mates brings me a lot of joy throughout the year. We have a couple of informal rough days, which are as much about the bar and food as they are about knocking birds out of the sky. The shoot is blessed with a high density of hares, which allows each of us to take one a year, and there are also a couple of roe to fill the freezers.

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