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Predator perfection – more scopes for foxing

Even the score with the foxes with this score of products – 20 bits of foxing kit you really can’t be without. In our two part foxing scope series, here is part two. Starlight Archer We’ve actually pictured not one

Predator perfection – best scopes for foxing

Even the score with the foxes with this score of products – 20 bits of foxing kit you really can’t be without. In our two part foxing scope series, here is part one. Pulsar Thermion A revolutionary product, the Thermion

Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

Reviews

First impressions: VT-3 Compact

Mike Morton takes a look at the VT-3 Compact, a first focal plane optic that manages to throw in Discovery’s trademark splash of colour. First focal plane scopes, just like bullpups, are very much in vogue at the moment, and

Silent but deadly: The Blaser R8 Ultimate review

Short and pointable, quiet and fast, the R8 Ultimate Silence will float a lot of people’s boats Stuart Wilson discovers a straight-pull performer in the form of the Blaser R8 Ultimate with full-length barrel silencer I have used a few

New scope on the block

Chris Parkin is impressed by a tactically styled scope from new arrival DD Optics DD Optics have jumped into the UK optics market thanks to importer RUAG making a shrewd move to distribute and promote the German brand before anyone

Features

Clash of cultures

A Scotsman, an Irishman, an Englishman and a Swede – it’s no joke, but the party assembled for a late-season red stag stalk at Dalness Estate. Jason Doyle tells the tale… I crack the window slightly and drink in the

Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning. Got a question? Then Contact: colin.fallon@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future Publishing Ltd, Units 1-3, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX.

Day one w/ Paul Childerley

The date is 1st August, and Paul Childerley is setting out after a roebuck but ends up pursuing an entirely different species of deer… The opening day of the fallow season, 1 August, and I’d arranged to meet my buddy

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