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July sees the start of the roe rut, the opening of the stag season in Scotland, as well as summer stalks abroad and the ever-present muntjac and fox. Whatever your preferred form of rifle sport, you need the gear to get it done, and that starts with a top-quality rifle and scope. With that in mind, we’ve got more gear reviews than ever in this issue of Sporting Rifle so you can sort out your set-up.
First, Stuart Wilson raves about rimfires as he puts a small-bore combo from Lithgow Arms to the test. Then Will O’Meara goes top-end as he assesses his new custom-built rifle from Proof Research.
Mike Powell delivers his verdict on the Pulsar Accolade night vision binoculars, Chris Parkin’s got the newest Hawke riflescope out on test, and we round up 10 of the best brands of ammo out there, suitable for everything from .22 to .30-06.
Elsewhere, Mike Powell assesses the suitability of the rimfire calibres for foxing, Robert Bucknell considers the effect of the general licence revocations on the countryside, and Stuart Wilson marauds over the countryside on the back of a pick-up, lamping for rabbits.
We also review all the news from the Northern Shooting Show, look forward to The Game Fair, review the latest heads to come through the BASC, BDS and Sporting Rifle measuring service, and consider the plight of the pangolin as Byron Pace urges all hunters to get involved in the conservation of non-quarry species.
It’s all between the covers of Sporting Rifle July 2019 – truly a packed issue.