calibre

How to build your dream rifle

Will O’Meara shares his thoughts and analysis on an upcoming rifle build, from calibre selection to stock type, bolt and barrel construction and magazine options

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Roebuck stalking with the next generation

Sporting Rifle editor Pete Carr does his bit to introduce the next generation as he takes granddaughter Sienna out on her first roebuck stalk. Credit: Dieter Hopf / Getty Images It’s always a pleasure to introduce youngsters to the sport

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SPONSORED: Norma Tipstrike™

If you’re looking for an instant instant stop, then you’ve found it. Tipstrike is developed for stopping power, combined with a penetration deep enough to reach the vital organs of the game. The polymer tip assures the expansion and gives

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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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Foxing: going the distance

Want to become a long-range foxer – or just test your rifle set-up to its very limit? Mark Ripley shows you the basics of long-range shooting How do you get started in long-range shooting? That’s a question I often get

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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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Mike Powell reviews the Savage B17 FV rifle

Reviewing a Savage B17 FV rimfire rifle reminds Mike Powell why he fell in love with the .17 HMR calibre in the first place The underside of the rifle, showing the flush-fitting rotary magazine Since the first .17 HMR rifle

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Close encounter with Creedmoor

6.5 Creedmoor – what’s all the fuss about? Will O’Meara bites the bullet (not literally) and finds out. Here in Ireland we have limited access to reloading, and owing to population density and a relatively small shooting fraternity, there is

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Will O’Meara’s long-awaited Proof Research rifle review

After a year-long wait, Will O’Meara finally takes delivery of his new Proof Research rifle. But how does it shoot? It’s like when you are studying for an exam: right when you are getting into a good routine and knuckling

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Researching the Proof

Technology and attention to detail ensure that each rifle going out of the Proof Research door shoots half-MOA or better Will O’Meara shares his thoughts and analysis on an upcoming rifle build, from calibre selection to stock type, bolt and

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