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

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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

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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

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Yukon Sightline review with Chris Parkin

The next generation of affordable NV is here: it’s the Yukon Sightline review, as 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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