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The September issue of Sporting Rifle is out now!

As summer gives way to autumn, are we rifle shooters feeling dejected? Nothing of the sort – September is one of the best times of year to be a sporting rifleman. With five of the six deer species in season and plenty of other sporting opportunities besides, there’s a huge variety of shooting on offer.

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Roe rut rules

How do you take advantage of the roe rut and avoid disappointment? Dominic Griffith presents his definitive advice

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Roe rut advice: Why turning bucks down is more important than shooting them

David Barrington Barnes says the mark of a true stalker isn’t number of bucks shot. Quite the opposite – it’s the level of restraint shown

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Ask the experts: Is a thermal imager still useful in the summer?

Are thermal imagers still worth it at this time of year, when nights are short and everything is warmer than usual?

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Stalking fallow on the first day of the season

Paul Childerley sets out on 1 August with the twin aims of controlling a group of errant fallow bucks and filling the freezer with meat for a barbecue

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Roe rut stalking tips

The roe rut isn’t always magical – half the time it’s fruitless and frustrating. Dominic Griffith unravels the mystery around this key period in the stalker’s calendar

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How to stalk in the wrong wind

The first rule of stalking is “work the wind”. But the rules are not set in stone. Here’s how to achieve success if the wind isn’t with you

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New issue out now! Stalking technique, calibre choice made easy, Haenel Jaeger 10 Varmint review and more

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Beat the Beast from the East: Cold weather tips and kit

Darryl Pace recounts a tale of injury and gun safety before tackling essential cold-weather gear

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Set up your rifle for success

Will O’Meara gives you the lowdown on how to fine-tune your rifle and scope to get the best out of them

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