The importer of the Remington brand asked me which rifle I wanted to review. Well, which should I choose?
Many years ago I, along with quite a few others, thought the CZ rifles, although quite accurate, were a bit, shall we say, agricultural. This is certainly not the case today. A shooting friend of mine purchased a CZ rimfire recently, and I was impressed with the out-of-the-box build, accuracy and finish.
It wasn’t so many years ago when Howa was a non-existent brand among the British hunting public. Behind the scenes, however, rifle manufacturers were well aware of a company that was making rifles for some big brand names. Indeed, today’s Weatherby Vanguard comes off the Howa factory floor, branded and shipped under a different name.
The well-known MO3 range from Mauser is based on a modular concept, allowing a wide range of stocks and barrels to be fitted with different levels of quality and design.
This rifle looks like it’s been dragged straight from Gears of War (sorry oldies, younger generation reference). But it’s built on an action that has stood the test of time and, although I am not particularly fond of a few aspects, millions of rifle owners tell us that it works and works well.
Having owned an RPA rifle for several years, I was pleased to see a long-action model added to their list of sporting rifles. As ever, I will review this rifle based on its practical performance as well as how it copes when faced with live game in the highlands of Scotland.
Merkel has been a well-known name in shotgunning circles for some time, but in recent years the German manufacturer has become famous for producing the world’s most affordable classic double rifle – not to mention drillings, and the firm’s popular single-shot rifle.
When I was young, and avidly read American and Canadian shooting magazines, the Weatherby ranked alongside such top names as Marlin and Ruger. So I was looking forward to seeing the Weatherby Vanguard ‘in the flesh’. Would this mystical name live up to my boyhood dreams once it arrived on these shores?
The Sako Varmint Laminated Stainless is made with medium- to long-range hunters in mind, as well as maybe target shooters who are looking for proven and consistent accuracy. It did not disappoint.