Byron Pace

Best stalking scopes 2020: Our top 8 picks

As lockdown eases and retail comes back to life, you might be thinking about getting a new scope for stalking. To help, we asked Sporting Rifle contributor Byron Pace to pick his top 8 best stalking scopes. Of course, with

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Lead-shot ban: The impact on rifle shooting

The lead-shot debate will soon impact rifle ammo – Byron Pace suggests informed research to get ahead of the game. Without question, the most hotly debated topic in the last couple of weeks has been the use of lead ammunition in the

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Management for survival

Sustainable use is about more than giving hunters what they want, says Byron Pace – it is vital for supporting local communities. Rain is something I am normally all too happy to see stop. We are used to it in

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Tools for the hill

Picking a rifle to serve you well on a hind stalk is no easy task – but Byron Pace has some pointers to help you get it right. Choosing the right rifle is always going to be hard. Whether it

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Sporting Rifle 177 is out NOW!

Are you ready for the first edition of Sporting Rifle of 2020? As far as sporting rifle shooters are concerned, February is the cruellest month – with fast-approaching deer cull deadlines, fox raids to take care of ahead of lambing

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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 4)

This is our fourth and final part in the stalking essentials series, as chosen by Sporting Rifle’s contributors. Last time, we heard from Byron Pace regarding essential mountain hunting gear, and in our final bumper part, we have picks from

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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 3)

This is part three in our four part series of essential gear, as chosen by our Sporting Rifle contributors. Yesterday we hard from Paul Childerley on lowland stalking. This time it’s the turn of Byron Pace to give us the

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Contributors’ choice: Essential collection

Sporting Rifle’s contributors tell us what gear they really rely on for a wide range of hunting purposes – from foxing to stalking to sport abroad. Credit: Byron Pace Scottish stalking gear, by Chris Dalton As a professional stalking guide,

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The Calibre Hunter: Ackley Improved

Byron Pace looks over the family of Ackley Improved cartridges and their originator I would be surprised if most readers of Sporting Rifle hadn’t heard of the Ackley Improved cartridges. Though only a small handful made it into factory production,

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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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Posted in Ammunition
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