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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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Sporting Rifle 177 is out NOW!

Are you ready for the first edition of Sporting Rifle of 2020? As far as sporting rifle shooters are concerned, February is the cruellest month – with fast-approaching deer cull deadlines, fox raids to take care of ahead of lambing

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Shooting faces fight against extremism

Shooting has come under a fresh wave of attacks from activists who have been described as “extremists”, who wish to see an end to live quarry shooting in the UK, or to all private gun ownership. The most blatant example

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GBSAs: What gets your vote?

With voting in the Great British Shooting Awards closing on 31 December, we take a look at two categories of interest to rifle shooters. Rifle of the year, sponsored by ATN Mauser M18 The newest workhorse rifle from the Blaser

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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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Stalking essentials, as chosen by our contributors (part 3)

This is part three in our four part series of essential gear, as chosen by our Sporting Rifle contributors. Yesterday we hard from Paul Childerley on lowland stalking. This time it’s the turn of Byron Pace to give us the

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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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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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