Choosing a riflescope

How to choose a riflescope

You don’t actually need much kit to go deerstalking. Binoculars to spot a beast and a rifle to bring it down are essential, but I would argue that a telescopic riflescope is the most important part of the set-up. There’s a reason why most stalkers advise spending more on a…


The PANTHER PQ50L thermal riflescope from HikMicro

For several years now HikMicro have been a leading manufacturer of CCTV cameras and equipment and over the past few years have become a recognised name in the thermal market with their range of thermal spotters and with a good reputation for prompt customer service and reasonably priced products. An…

Choosing riflescopes

Choosing riflescopes: what you should look out for

You don’t actually need much kit to go deerstalking. Binoculars to spot a beast and a rifle to bring it down are essential, but I would argue that choosing riflescopes is the most important part of the set-up. There’s a reason why most stalkers advise spending more on a scope…

Swarovski dS Gen II

The new dS supports you by taking care of the technical details. At the push of a button, the dS Gen. II shows you the correct aiming point – taking ballistics, distance, angle, temperature, air pressure and other factors into account.

InfiRay Tube TL 35 thermal riflescope

The InfiRay Tube TL35 thermal riflescope – we take it rabbiting

Too many shooters dismiss thermal optics as being too expensive and too complicated to be worth bothering with. While this kit is not exactly cheap, it is a lot more affordable than it was just a few years ago, quality has increased significantly and most modern units are very simple…

Zeiss Conquest V4 Rifle Scope

The perfect airgun optic? 23 facts about the new ZEISS Conquest V4 scopes

Why the ZEISS Conquest V4 scopes will impress airgunners Parallaxes down to 10 yards Covers every airgunning discipline Conquest V4 scope range available in 4-16×44, 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 formats Multiple reticle configurations from conventional crosshair to tree-shaped setups Sophisticated aim-point layouts ensure precise pellet placement over varying ranges and in…

K21 EL Range Tracking Assistant

The integrated Tracking Assistant makes it much easier to track your prey by guiding you to where you fired your last shot. You can opt to use this program via your phone or your EL Range.

rangefinders for shooting

Best rangefinders for shooting: an expert gives his top picks

Laser rangefinders for shooting are the answer to judging distance when airgunning. These pocket-sized accessories are quick and simple to use, and give an instant and accurate measurement so you can apply the right amount of holdover or number of clicks on a scope’s elevation turret. So we’ve pulled together…

Thermal imaging for airgunners

Thermal imaging for airgunners – testing out some options

It wasn’t long ago that basic infrared night-vision optics were regarded as being too expensive, too complicated and too bulky to be a worthwhile proposition for airgun shooters. Just a few years later and thermal imaging for airgunners has become standard equipment for anyone who carries out regular after-dark pest…

Swarovski EL Range with tracking assistance

Binoculars which combine state-of-the-art optics with precise measuring functions. The integrated tilt indicator with a unique angle shot program displays either the adjusted shooting distance or the angle. The EL RANGE gives you precise measurements from a distance of 10 meters.

Wild boar, Sus scrofa, in the Forest of Dean

Hunting wild boar in the UK using thermal imaging equipment

Wild boar hunting in the UK The United Kingdom’s native wild boar population officially became extinct in the late part of the 17th Century. Roughly three hundred years later, in the early 1980’s, the species retuned as keeping of wild boar in a captive environment became popular with British farmers…

ZEISS V8 range

Looking at the versatile ZEISS Victory V8 range

The Zeiss V8 range sports four models that utilise, as the name suggests, a power range of eight magnification, that is to say, 1.1-8x30mm, 1.8-14x50mm, 2.8-20x56mm or on test is their 4.8-35x60mm V8 model. A premium scope designed to be as capable in woodland at close range as it is reaching…

Pulsar Krypton XG50 thermal-imaging unit

The Pulsar Krypton XG50 thermal-imaging unit

The Krypton XG50 looks almost identical to the popular front-mounted F155 and the later F455 night-vision models, and the button layout and functions are practically the same. The Krypton, however, is purely a thermal unit, working solely on the heat source given off by your quarry. It comes supplied with…

Zeiss DTI 3-35 thermal imaging

Always wanted to try out ZEISS optics? Now you can for 48 hours free of charge

ZEISS optics have a growing number of fans amongst stalkers and the company’s new thermal imaging digital camera has received a lot of attention from hunters lately. However buying new optics can be quite an investment, so before spending your money you need to know that you’re buying exactly the…

Zeiss DTI 3/35 monocular

20 things to know about the new ZEISS DTI 3/35 monocular

Why the ZEISS DTI 3/35 monocular is a game changer Excellent optics deliver reliable identification even in darkness Device is easy to use and extremely intuitive Quarry identification is simplified due to high-resolution HD LCOS display combined with 0.5x zoom increments Offers the performance, reliability and optical excellent expected from ZEISS…