Bruce Potts

Bruce Potts

Bruce Potts has over thirty years’ experience as a shooter and wildlife photographer. He regularly writes and reviews for Shooting Times, covering subjects including air rifles, rimfire, centre-fires and reloading, to rifle and product testing and hunting features.

He has a particular interest in custom rifles, in the detailed and thorough testing of rifle ballistics, in deer stalking and in reloading. He is the author of several books on rifles.

rifle velocity

If I use a variable magnification scope zeroed on the highest setting and in good light, would the point of impact change when the scope is turned down for a…

CZ 457 Royal .17 HMR

The CZ range of rimfire and centrefire rifles has served the UK sporting fraternity very well for decades now, and still provides exceptionally reassuring quality at a fair price. The…

lead-free bullets

Q: I see CCI now makes lead-free .22LR ammunition. Can you tell me more? A: The debate about the eco-friendliness of non-toxic ammunition continues. Lead-free .22LR ammo makes a lot…

Shooting the .243 calibre

I am a keen deerstalker and use a Sako .243. I intend to invest in another rifle with a larger calibre and was thinking of .270, 30-06 or .308. I…

measuring length of pull

Q: How important is length 
of pull of a stock on a rifle? 
It makes a difference on my shotguns in handling, so will 
it do the same with my…

Ruger rifle out in the field

To many people, a .22 rimfire is a necessity to control the rabbits or vermin around their farms or for a bit of informal target shooting. A good, honest, well-built…

In field with rifle

Hands up — I am a big Schultz & Larsen fan. After the S&L Legacy rifle test I was so impressed 
I bought one of its rifles — and I…

Ruger No 1

A single-shot rifle may not be for everyone, but if you are a little more discerning and value the true essence of hunting, then the Ruger No.1 is 
a beautifully…

Chapuis Armes Rols Elegance

In general, French manufacturer Chapuis Armes is associated more often with quality double rifles and shotguns than modern straight-pull rifles, but the Chapuis Armes Rols Elegance rifle is a refreshingly…

Merkel K3 Extreme .308

Merkel, one of the oldest gunmakers in the Suhl district of Germany, is renowned for its fine shotguns, rifles and double- or triple-barrelled guns. The Merkel K3 Extreme .308 harks back…

sound moderator fit

Sound moderators are ever popular for sporting use these days, but ill treatment or neglect can cause corroded threads, misalignment or they can become permanently attached to the barrel.