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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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A glimpse of history

Ray Garner looks to the past – and looks through a Schmidt & Bender 425 Leichtmetall M riflescope. Marketing folk tell us that in order to sell something, you must first of all give it a name. And Leichtmetall M

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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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The ultimate Christmas gift list

The Sporting Rifle team have put together a list of everything they want for Christmas – and we reckon you’ll want it all too… Eley Hawk Diary The Eley Hawk 2020 shooter’s diary is available to order directly from Eley

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Love at first Sightline!

The next generation of affordable NV is here: it’s the Yukon Sightline and Chris Parkin finds himself truly enamoured The Yukon Photon has been a superb first step into the night vision world for more than five years, and as

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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from cabinets to camo Optics Q: NV and thermal scope manufacturers of late seem to be increasing the eye relief of their scopes – up to 90mm from the

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A winner from Winchester

Assessing the sub-£500 Winchester XPR in .30-06, Stuart Wilson finds a camouflage rifle that certainly stands out. I unboxed the Winchester XPR to find a camouflage-stocked variant in .30-06 Spr, topped off with a Kite Optics scope, already mounted. The

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Ask the experts

Our team of experts solves five more of your burning questions, from calibres to cleaning. Got a question? Then Contact: colin.fallon@futurenet.com or post your question to: Sporting Rifle, Future Publishing Ltd, Units 1-3, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX.

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The Shooting Show – post-rut roebuck in Yorkshire

The rut may be over but there’s plenty of stalking action yet to he had. Presenter Pete is out on home turf after a cull buck – but, despite plenty of does and followers making an appearance, bucks are strangely

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The Shooting Show – evening and morning Chinese water deer stalk

In one final instalment of Chris Dalton’s trip down south with a team of rifles in tow, he has a double outing at Chinese water deer planned with guest gun Ric. We’re mainly after cull beasts, but Ric has said

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