Bruce Potts

Schultz & Larsen Classic DL

When I was growing up, Schultz & Larsen (S&L) was synonymous with exceptionally accurate target rifles and barrel production, as well as some stylish sporting rearms. Since the turn of the 20th century, this Denmark-based company…

.17HMR moderators

Silence is golden where pest control is concerned, so after testing full-bore and .22 rimfire moderators Bruce Potts turns his attention to the increasingly popular .17HMR calibre

TT Proctor Mauser Rifle

T Proctor is one of Britain’s premium classic riflemakers of the old school. Gunmaker Trevor Proctor is based in Wilmslow in Cheshire and produced the finest-quality bespoke rifles for stalking and big-game hunting. His business…

air rifle

Bruce Potts reflects on the Jackal Woodsman, an accurate and powerful air rifle from one of the most innovative gunmakers in Britain

secondhand webley patriot

All you need to know about a secondhand Webley Patriot, including how this high-powered air rifle with impressive pellet strike shaped shooting

Browning A-Bolt 3 Composite Stalker .243 rifle

I have always liked the Browning A-Bolt rifle, because it is such a competent and well-built rifle deserving of more popularity in this country. Now with an increased verve to produce rifles for the shooter…

Remington Fieldmaster Pump .22R

The Remington Fieldmaster dates back to 1954 and has been a successful series of pump-action rimfire rifles from Remington. It is relatively short at 40in long, and is nice and light at 5.75lb. However, it…

Akkar Triple Crown

I have always been enthusiastic about unusual firearms, some of which, in their day, proved to be less than practical or were simply overtaken by rapid technical development. The firearms I find most fascinating are…

Gun you shouldn't have sold

Most of us, I’m sure, will have experienced that sinking feeling at some time or other — the one when we realise that we should never have sold that gun. A rifle or shotgun is…

Ruger .22LR American rifle

Ruger has a knack of producing rifles that “real” shooters want, in an innovative way, at a good price. The rimfire market is swamped with bolt actions, pumps, semis and lever-action rifles, and you might think…

NCG Stalker

When is a Parker Hale Lightweight not a Parker Hale Lightweight? When it’s a Norman Clark Gunsmiths Stalker rifle. When Parker Hale ceased trading in 2000, Norman Clark Gunsmiths in Rugby bought the remaining stock, and…

Titan 16 straight-pull rifle

The Titan range of well-made, well priced rifles has been available in Britain for some time through various distributors; now Country Sports Wholesale has taken over the dealership. The rifles come from Rosler, a small…

Jackal Hi Power .22 air rifle

The Jackal air rifle was a pivotal design that led to the rise and acceptance of synthetic stock use in Britain today. Sussex Armoury, the Hailsham-based maker of the Jackal range, was not shy…

Relum tornado

Remarks such as “Oh, I had one of those and mine’s still shooting,” are the sort that get made about the Relum Tornado air rifle. It was never going to…

Gun reviews: Anschutz 1517 .17 HMR rifle: Bruce Potts acclaims the accuracy of this rifle and gives its thumbhole the thumbs up.

Ruger 10/22 stainless synthetic carbine

The Ruger 10/22 rimfire semi-automatic rifle, produced more than 50 years ago in 1964, has to be the most widely made and distributed .22 rimfire rifle in existence. It led to a whole genre…

Anschutz 1727F

Anschutz has made my day, as their new 1727F model blends a sporter .17 HMR rifle with the super-slick and precise straight-pull action. The action is actually a redesigned (or up-scaled) action from a…

Orsis Varmint rifle

Development in rifle and shotgun manufacture has accelerated in recent years, with new strides towards accuracy and longevity, utilising new materials and techniques. Orsis rifles herald from Russia and are imported exclusively by Brock and Norris.…

Sako Custom Rifle

Though this article focuses on the Sako custom rifle, it really covers all of the classic British custom rifles out there. Individually made from the finest materials by true domestic craftsmen and women, they…

Mauser M12 Extreme

Mauser has a superb heritage in the sporting and military world and its M03 series of rifles has proven popular. The new M12 model is set to be just as well received. What separates…