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

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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

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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

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Chris Parkin reviews Blaser optics

Blaser isn’t just a rifle or shotgun brand – it’s a big name in the optics world, too, and Chris Parkin has one of their flagship offerings on test Blaser, as a brand, have a very loyal following, and when

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Is this the perfect rifle rest system?

Have Wicked Lights engineered the perfect rifle rest system? Mike Powell reckons they might have done just that as he tests the Rekon sticks on a foxing mission. Rifle rest of one sort or another is an essential item, even

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Mike Powell gets his hands on a new .17 HMR

Mike Powell gets to grips with the newest and quite possibly the best .17 HMR on the block: The CZ 457 Royal It’s now around 16 years that the little .17 HMR has been with us. I remember the furore

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In-depth with the Steyr Mannlicher

Stuart Wilson gets his hands on the Steyr Mannlicher CLII SX in .243 topped with a Nightforce SHV scope, and goes in-depth on it’s features! Sportsman Gun Centre were good enough to send me a Steyr Mannlicher CLII SX in

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Will O’Meara’s long-awaited Proof Research rifle review

After a year-long wait, Will O’Meara finally takes delivery of his new Proof Research rifle. But how does it shoot? It’s like when you are studying for an exam: right when you are getting into a good routine and knuckling

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Hawke’s newest release

The newest release from Hawke is perfectly suited to use on a .22, finds Chris Parkin. Hawke’s Frontier Mil-Pro riflescope is due on sale this summer and has a huge amount to offer rifle shooters across a broad range of

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Stuart Wilson’s Lithgow combo

You can cover a good area, comfortably taking targets out to 150 yards and more Stuart Wilson sets up in his pick-up for a proper field test of the Lithgow Arms LA101 .17 HMR Synthetic Stainless, decked out with Nikko

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