Sporting Rifle 170 is out NOW

Get ready for summer and all the glorious rifle sport it brings with the Summer special issue of Sporting Rifle magazine.

Inside, we travel round the world too bring you a celebration of the very best, most challenging and inspiring hunts the planet has to offer. Paul Childerley kicks things off by travelling to South Africa’s Eastern Cape in pursuit of a kudu bull – finding that, despite being at the other end of the size scale, they have more in common with his local species, the Chinese water deer, than he thought.

Meanwhile in New Zealand, Daryl Crimp follows two hunters as they ascend the mountains for tahr, but find their own lives hanging in the balance as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Byron Pace considers what the very best safari calibre might be, and finds time to document the relocation of an elephant herd too, while we visit eight of the best sporting destinations in the world.

We’re not short on content from these shores either, as Chris Dalton is called to deal with a troublesome early-season stag, while David Barrington Barnes recalls his very best summer stalking memories. Plus our panel of experts answer six more of your burning questions, and we document the latest heads to come through the BASC and BDS measuring service.

Elsewhere, we test a Steyr Mannlicher rifle that builds on the classic rifles from this German maker, plus a CZ Royal rimfire and a Blaser scope. And we line up all the hunting clothing you’ll need to survive stalks anywhere around the world.

Plus we’ve got foxing features from our usual star-studded line-up, a look behind the scenes at Sportsman Gun Centre, the chance to win a Streamlight prize bundle, and all the regular news, views, offers, hunting history and essential info.

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