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Tikka T1X rifle review

Stuart Wilson gets to grips with the Tikka T1X and discovers rimfire excellence concealed in a centrefire disguise Rimfires, particularly the .22LR variety are probably my most-used and most-loved guns. A mooch around your ground with a decent .22LR slung

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The best rifle and scope combo with Will O’Meara

Will O’Meara crunches the numbers as he investigates the rifle and scope combo that’s shaking up his shooting performance New rifle, new scope, ‘wind dots’, ‘speed drops’ and ‘quick millers’… are you ready? I recently got my hands on the

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Model 16 AccuStalker review with Mike Powell

Mike Powell gives his verdict on another Savage Arms speciality – this time, the Model 16 AccuStalker. The American firm of Savage Rifles really needs no introduction as the name has been synonymous with well-built, accurate and reliable rifles for

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National police chief gives clear guidance on shooting under Covid-19 restrictions

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on firearms licensing, has provided clarity on shooting in England under the current Covid-19 guidance following concerns raised by BASC, other shooting organisations and police forces. DCC Orford says he has clarified

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VikingShoot launch new website

Viking Arms have just announced the launch of their brand new website. Viking Arms have got you covered whether you are a rifle or target shooter, whether you enjoy shooting clays or testing game birds, or both! And they have

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CORONAVIRUS: BASC asks Home Office to support firearms licensing during pandemic

Tens of thousands of firearm certificate holders could be at risk of breaking the law as the coronavirus outbreak restricts police resources, according to BASC. Some firearms certificates are due to expire in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The

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New year, new technique

Will O’Meara reveals the top three new year’s resolutions that every rifle shooter should make. A new year is upon us, and at this time of year it is a common practice to adopt resolutions. Personally, I am not really

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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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BREAKING: BASC condemns Liverpool’s “woeful” rejection of BSS event

Liverpool City Council’s public attack on shooting, which led to the Liverpool Exhibition Centre terminating its contract for a British Shooting Show event in September 2020, has been labelled “woeful”, “unfair” and “misinformed” by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting association. BASC

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Paul Childerley’s African adventure

Credit: Ruan Springorum / Getty Images Paul Childerley gets the opportunity to pursue a kudu bull, on an Eastern Cape farm where hunting is very much a family affair. On one of my video shoots abroad, I was invited to

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