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Get ready for the British Shooting Show

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of British shooting shows and game fairs is back – here’s how the show will shape up in 2020. At this year’s British Shooting Show will also be the Great British Shooting Awards! For more

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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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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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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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Return of the fox

Robert Bucknell’s quiet spell is over as he engages no fewer than nine foxes on a single night-time excursion Credit: Richard Packwood / Getty Images In recent months I’ve had to report that once again there are very few on

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Six – the best?

Can the 6mm BR Norma cartridge be a success in target shooting? Let’s find out… Target shooting isn’t all about the .308 Win – consider, for example, the potent 6mm BR Norma. ‘BR’ stands for Bench Rest, so one expects

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Stalking experience

On a perfect day’s stalking on the hill, David Barrington Barnes comes to appreciate that a successful stalk is the combination of all kinds of tactical plans and decisions A Scottish Red Deer stag standing alert, looking directly at the

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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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Close encounter with Creedmoor

6.5 Creedmoor – what’s all the fuss about? Will O’Meara bites the bullet (not literally) and finds out. Here in Ireland we have limited access to reloading, and owing to population density and a relatively small shooting fraternity, there is

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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?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. Foxing Q:

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