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Red stag season – all the kit you’ll need

With red stags back in our sights from 1 August, we look at the essential equipment that makes up the ultimate stalker’s kitbag. Hawke Frontier 2.5-15×50 LR Dot Riflescope Hawke Frontier 2.5-15×50 LR Dot Riflescope The essential stalking scope featuring an exposed,

Can isolation impact your FACs? Find out in our Q&A

Our experts solve more of your burning questions, including how self-isolation can impact your FACs Legal Question: Having been a shotgun user for many years – for both clays and game – I was recently asked to shoot foxes on

Best stalking scopes 2020: Our top 8 picks

As lockdown eases and retail comes back to life, you might be thinking about getting a new scope for stalking. To help, we asked Sporting Rifle contributor Byron Pace to pick his top 8 best stalking scopes. Of course, with

Reviews

Pulsar Digex riflescope range review

Chris Parkin gives his verdict on the latest night vision riflescopes from Pulsar – the Digex range available in N450 and N455.  Pulsar’s new Digex N450 night vision riflescope features a state of the art 1280×720 CMOS HD sensor which

243 Model 11 from Savage review

The weight is over for Mike Powell as he enjoys the perks of the slimline .243 Model 11 from Savage. Having owned and shot rifles for more years than I care to remember one thing has become clear to me:

Swarovski Z8i 3.5-28×50 P Riflescope review

Chris Parkin takes a shine to the crystal-clear quality he finds inn Swarovski’s Z8i 3.5-28×50 P Riflescope with 4Ai reticle. When Swarovski scopes arrive, I’m always 99 per cent certain they are going to be pleasurable to live with and

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Speed or power in rifle ammo – which is the best?

Should your ammo offer speed or power? Will O’Meara compares the leading loads. Should your ammo offer speed or power? Will O’Meara compares the leading loads This season, I have had the privilege of using new rifles in new calibres

Long range foxing with Mark Ripley

Mark Ripley explains the art of long range foxing and recalls his ten longest foxing kills to date. The subject of shooting any living creature is always one that will attract controversy but add to that the aspect of doing

Guide to foxing in midsummer

With fox cubs making their first appearances of the year, Mike Powell shares his advice for vermin control during the summer months. Despite the problems we are all encountering this year, for gamekeepers in particular the summer workload continues. Much

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