best rifle scopes

Five of the best rifle scopes

Bruce Potts rounds up the five best rifle scopes on the market at the moment ranging from a budget friendly £549.99 to a more high end price at £2,740. Kahles Helia 5 2.4-12x56mm Kahles, established in 1898, is the oldest scope manufacturer in the world. Its new range carries the…

midge proof clothing

How to stop midges spoiling your season

When the dark cloud descends, it’s not usually a rain cloud that ruins your day of shooting, but a swarm of midges biting your exposed flesh. We have rounded up the best midge proof clothing to keep the bugs at bay and to ensure your day in the countryside isn’t…

Scope

Focus, aimpoint, shoot

Optics on the market today are complex both in construction and use. One sight, however, is proud of its simplicity on both fronts: Aimpoint. These small, robust optics are an increasingly common sight on our gunshop shelves. The company is still family owned, and the original Aimpoint sight was invented in 1975…

Rifle Scopes

Five rifle scopes for under £600

Every month there seems to be a new addition to the long line of optics available to the rifle shooter. Be it vermin, foxes, or deer, every aspect, style, model and technological gizmo for rifle scopes has made its way into gunshops to entice shooters. I love scopes — well, anything optical really, but…

.17HMR moderators

Ten of the best .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

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Christmas gifts for shooters

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christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

With less than a month to go until Christmas, Shooting Times offers a selection of this year's top seasonal gift choices

The Velveteen Game Carrier

Velveteen Game Carrier: "I have received my Velveteen and am totally blown away by the overall look and quality of materials used. I had great expectations for the product and I have not been disappointed." (Edward Getty - Killinchy Co Down)

SealSkinz shooting gloves

SealSkinz shooting gloves: I’ve worn the older version of these gloves for a couple of years now and, apart from not keeping my hands that warm, they’ve been excellent.

Apex Predator roe sack

Apex Predator roe sack: Brand new from Napier is the Apex Predator – a carrier that’s much more than just a roe sack.

Hamilton SlipStand

The all-new Hamilton SlipStand provides shooters with a feature rich and practical accessory, designed solely to increase gun protection, gun safety and user convenience.

LED Lenser X7R torch

Two synchonised reflector lenses, both incorporating the patented Advanced Focus System optics that LED Lenser is world renowned for, operate in perfect harmony to deliver up to 500 lumens of light.

Spyderco UK PlainEdge penknife

Spyderco UK PlainEdge penknife

I am strictly a scalpel kind of guy. Whatever butchering is required, comparing the exquisite sharpness and superior handling ability of a scalpel with that of a penknife is a bit like measuring a hand fitted Purdey against a hand-me-down Baikal.