Winchester

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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Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

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Silent but deadly: The Blaser R8 Ultimate review

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

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The essential stalking kit

Whether you’re in need a knife or short on sticks, here’s all the gear you need to stock up on ahead of this year’s rut. Leupold BX-5 Santiam A real top-end set of binos from Leupold, the BX-5s are designed

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Stuart Wilson’s Lithgow combo

You can cover a good area, comfortably taking targets out to 150 yards and more Stuart Wilson sets up in his pick-up for a proper field test of the Lithgow Arms LA101 .17 HMR Synthetic Stainless, decked out with Nikko

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Round-up of rounds (part 1)

From .22 to big bores and everything in between, here’s all the ammo you need to load up your latest new rifle acquisition with, and here is part 1 of 2! Eley Subsonic The hunting round from British .22 ammo

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The calibre hunter

Returning to an old favourite, Byron Pace details why the .300 Win Mag is still at the top of the pile despite the emergence of newer, faster contenders

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Accuracy International AT rifle Review

I know several full-time keepers who swear by their Accuracy International AE rifles in .243 Win and in .308 Win, which perform vermin- control duties flawlessly under sometimes quite extreme conditions.

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Gemsbok in the red sand

Kevin Thomas recounts a frustrating hands-and-knees hunt on the trail of gemsbok in South Africa’s Northern Cape Pennsylvanian Bill Haslett was scheduled to fly into Kimberley for the start of our second safari. During the planning phase Bill expressed his

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Ahead of its time: Byron Pace drags the .280 Ross back from obscurity

As I write this I am toiling with a very hard decision. It’s an affliction most hunters suffer with, where every so often the unexplainable desire to own a new calibre begins to burn. Intending it to be a second

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