Reviews

Howa 1500 – latest rifle reviewed

Stuart Wilson gets to grips with the Howa 1500; especially the top-of-the-range chassis system from Oryx. Our latest review rifle comes from Howa; a model 1500 in calibre 300 AAC BLK (300 Blackout) a new creation which is effectively a

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Reviews

A glimpse of history

Ray Garner looks to the past – and looks through a Schmidt & Bender 425 Leichtmetall M riflescope. Marketing folk tell us that in order to sell something, you must first of all give it a name. And Leichtmetall M

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News, Reviews

Gun review: Tactical triumph

Chris Parkin finds himself warming to American scopes as he reviews the Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR II in 3.5-21×50. This is my third encounter with Bushnell’s Elite Tactical range, and I was pleased to report this latest unit has exceeded

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News, Reviews

Love at first Sightline!

The next generation of affordable NV is here: it’s the Yukon Sightline and Chris Parkin finds himself truly enamoured The Yukon Photon has been a superb first step into the night vision world for more than five years, and as

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News, Reviews

Savage speed-test

Mike Powell tests a Savage semi-auto the best way he knows how: By expending large amounts of .22LR ammo The bolt in the closed position. Note the Accutrigger and Picatinny rail Semi-automatic .22LR rifles have always had a big following;

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Reviews

The calibre hunter

Byron Pace assesses the performance of a lesser-known alternative to the .375 H&H For the last few months I have been in Africa, spending much of that time walking with some of the biggest and most dangerous animals on the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Ammunition

A winner from Winchester

Assessing the sub-£500 Winchester XPR in .30-06, Stuart Wilson finds a camouflage rifle that certainly stands out. I unboxed the Winchester XPR to find a camouflage-stocked variant in .30-06 Spr, topped off with a Kite Optics scope, already mounted. The

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Reviews

What’s the best foxing calibre?

From .17 to .243, Mike Powell lines up the options to find out which best suits different foxing situations L-R: .22 airgun, .17 HMR, .17 Hornet, .223 Rem, .243 Win Two questions I see crop up time and time again

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Ammunition, Features, Hunting

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Products, Reviews

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Reviews
Follow Us!