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Sporting Rifle 176 is out NOW

We’re ringing in 2020 with a massive bumper issue that you actually can’t miss. It’s a 4-in-1 package with a 32-page bonus mag, 70-minute DVD and 2020 wallplanner along with the usual magazine. You just don’t get any better than

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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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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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Frisky foxes

Fox mating season is upon us, and seasoned foxer Mike Powell shows you how to make the most of it Credit: mlorenzphotography / Getty Images With one or two exceptions, most forms of live quarry shooting involve seasons. Some of

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Savage speed-test

Mike Powell tests a Savage semi-auto the best way he knows how: By expending large amounts of .22LR ammo The bolt in the closed position. Note the Accutrigger and Picatinny rail Semi-automatic .22LR rifles have always had a big following;

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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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Scanning the stubbles

Hailing the arrival of ‘that’ time of year, Mike Powell discusses harvest foxing tactics and tests two new Pulsar Axion thermal units Credit: Michael Breuer / Getty Images Most field sports bring a certain time of year that followers of

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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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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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