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The Blaser R8 Ultimate review

Stuart Wilson discovers a straight-pull performer in the form of the Blaser R8 Ultimate with full-length barrel silencer Short and pointable, quiet and fast, the R8 Ultimate Silence will float a lot of people’s boats I have used a few

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Interview: Expert riflesmith Andrew Evans-Hendrick

Riflecraft’s head riflesmith and director, Andrew Evans-Hendrick shares the past, present and future of the customisation specialists. How many years have you been a custom rifle builder?  Riflecraft Ltd was started to fill a gap in the then commercial rifle

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SPONSORED: RUAG at the British Shooting Show

Don’t forget to visit the RUAG Ammotec UK stand at the upcoming British Shooting Show RUAG say they are “looking forward to a bright future with Meopta” as the new UK distributor for their wide range of optics. They went

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Glass for the glen

Get spying with these binoculars, which boast the optical quality and stability you need for hind stalking on the hill. Vortex Fury HD 5000 Two of the most important pieces of hunting gear combined into one powerful, long-ranging unit, Fury

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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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Gun review: Tactical triumph

Chris Parkin finds himself warming to American scopes as he reviews the Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR II in 3.5-21×50. This is my third encounter with Bushnell’s Elite Tactical range, and I was pleased to report this latest unit has exceeded

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The chase is on

Mike Powell delves further into the habits of foxes around mating season, and how you can exploit them Credit: Dgwildlife / Getty Images There are two main times of year when calling foxes can really work well. The first comes

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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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The Calibre Hunter: Ackley Improved

Byron Pace looks over the family of Ackley Improved cartridges and their originator I would be surprised if most readers of Sporting Rifle hadn’t heard of the Ackley Improved cartridges. Though only a small handful made it into factory production,

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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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