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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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Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

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Tough adversary

Credit: Jim Cumming / Getty Images On a seemingly endless mission to catch a fox, Mark Ripley suffers every setback imaginable, from blank outings to vehicular malfunctions It was 5am and I was headed to the farm on probably my

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Long days, long nights

Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images One of the most dangerous times for fox raids also makes for a productive time for the fox shooter, finds Mark Ripley I watched patiently as the machines worked the fields in a clearly well-practised

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Sporting Rifle 171 is on sale NOW

Get ready for the rut! The August issue of Sporting Rifle is out just in time for the beginning of the roe rut. It’s the most magical and productive time in many a roe stalker’s calendar, and we’ve got all

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Full-time foxing with Mark Ripley

With thousands of lambs to protect, Mark Ripley puts in the hours with his rifle, Nightforce scope and thermal imager to keep them safe. It was still dark when I pulled up to the field gate, quietly slid back the

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