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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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Little and large

Mark Ripley finds that size matters as he pursues a big, bold fox that’s been terrorising chickens Credit:S McGrath / Getty Images The call that came early one wet and cold Saturday morning was a familiar one from a farmer

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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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The early bird gets the fox

Mark Ripley rises early to maximise his fox-shooting opportunities on some new ground after a snow fall. Credit: DEA / ALBERT CEOLAN / Contributor / Getty Images I woke up thinking I’d slept through my 4am alarm but in actual

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Sporting Rifle 175 is out NOW

To order or subscribe, just visit: https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/field19d/Sporting-Rifle.html Get ready for the coming season with the latest issue of Sporting Rifle – it’s a winter hunting special, full of tales of hunts in frigid climes, remote and wintry parts of the

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A closer look at GBSA nominated Wicked Tripod

As we count down to the second annual Great British Shooting Awards next February, we’re taking a look at Scott Country’s Wicked Rekon Tripod. To find out more about the Great British Shooting Awards, just visit: http://bit.ly/gbsa156 The Wicked Rekon

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Living the high life

Mark Ripley gets crafty and shows you how to build a high seat of your own Shooting from a high seat not only gives you a better view out of the usual line of sight of your quarry, it also

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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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Sporting Rifle 174 is out NOW

November brings possibly the biggest change of seasons in the whole year, as roebucks go out of season and females of the roe, red, fallow and sika species all come in, as well as Chinese water deer of both sexes.

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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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