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Start of the foxes’ mating season w/ Mike Powell

Pest controllers like Mike Powell are preparing for a hectic few months as the start of the foxes’ season comes into view. As I write this I find my thoughts already turning towards the time of year when the foxes’

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Don’t miss the latest Ask the Experts

Our experts are back to answer more of your questions – covering lamping, licensing and more Got a question? Contact: ollie.harvey@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future, Quay House,The Ambury,Bath BA1 1UA. Your Sporting Rifle experts Foxing: Mike Powell

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A guide to field foxing

As we move through the busy winter period, foxing aficionado Mike Powell presents his various fox control methods A heavy snowfall often means the stalking rifle is left in the cabinet, but for those of us with time-sapping work commitments,

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Swapping between different rifle scopes – the latest Q&A

Our experts are back to answer more of your questions, including covering fox cubs, camo, and culling. Sporting Rifle experts: Optics: Chris Parkin Target sports journalist and optics reviewerFoxing: Mike Powell Professional gamekeeper and foxing expertLegal: Stuart Farr Lawyer specialising

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Sako Model 85 .223 review with Mike Powell

Having grown fond of foxing with the Sako Model 85 .223, Mike Powell gets to grip with the updated XS Varmint version in .204 Ruger Many years ago, I owned a Sako Model 85 in .223 calibre that served me

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The Savage A22 semi-auto review

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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Are you prepared for late summer?

Get your equipment ready and sharpen up your fieldcraft, says Mike Powell – things are about to get busy… Credit:Rob Janné / Getty Images Late summer is a really busy time for me and my shooting mate, Callum. In the

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.204 Ruger calibre for foxing with Mike Powell

Mike Powell explores the history of the .204 Ruger calibre and tests it as a foxing round with his trusty custom rifle. The H-S Precision actioned .204 Ruger from Mike Norris has proved its worth Over the many years I’ve

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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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Can isolation impact your FACs? Find out in our Q&A

Our experts solve more of your burning questions, including how self-isolation can impact your FACs Legal Question: Having been a shotgun user for many years – for both clays and game – I was recently asked to shoot foxes on

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