good rifle shooting

Rifle skills: Seven elements to a good firing position

We will cover the seven elements to a good firing position for the prone position, but they should also be part of your approach for good rifle shooting when taking a shot from sitting, kneeling or standing — we’ll look at the variations within each of the elements in those…

Bore sighting

Rifle technique: bore-sighting and zeroing

Bore-sighting To capitalise on your rifle technique, you’ll want the rifle to be as steady as possible, so this is best done from the prone position or from a bench. Use rests or rice bags to adjust the rifle’s position so that there is as little movement as possible —…

Rising Bite rifle

Rising Bite double rifles pass London Proof House tests

Rising Bite double rifles are now being manufactured in .470 and .500 nitro calibres. Retailing at £95,000, the rifles take between two and three years to build and the first Rising Bite double rifle is due to be finished in time for Safari Club 2016, the annual hunting convention in…

.22 centrefire

Which .22 centrefire is best?

The question of which is the best .22 centrefire often comes up often, but one can only really reply with another question: best for what? The main considerations are whether you want to be able to shoot small deer as well as foxes and other similar-sized animals or whether the…

Purdey bicentenary trio

Purdey Bicentenary Trio

James Purdey & Sons, the Royal Gun and Rifle Makers, has announced it will be producing a commemorative trio of guns to celebrate 200 years in 2014.

Bullet placement

Bullet placement when deer stalking

Stalking trends come and go. From calibres to optics, all have their time. Fashion also influences the shots we take, and currently the head or high neck shot seems to be in vogue. Of all the decisions a stalker makes, bullet placement is surely one of the most critical. Not…