Shooting the .243 calibre

Rifle shooting the .243 calibre

The .243 calibre is a user-friendly cartridge for shooting deer, mostly roe, and perhaps the occasional fox at ranges out to 200 yards...

Ruger No 1

Ruger No. 1S in .30-06

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 crafted and great-looking rifle. Many sportsmen and women enjoy the quality and designs of times long gone, but also demand…

target shooting

The legalities of target shooting on private land

Q: In terms of firearms, where would I stand legally with firing on private land? I have access to acres of land isolated from the public, but would I be legally allowed to purchase a firearm 
and perform target shooting there, with the landowner’s permission, 
or would I have to…

sound moderator fit

Will a sound moderator fit two different rifles?

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.

Fox Control

Tips for the foxing first-timer

Foxing tips If you’ve been following my series on how to add rifle shooting to your skill list, with the specific intention of controlling foxes, you should be ready to hit the field by now. You would have selected a gun that is appropriate for your needs, the optics are…

wild boar

Wild boar shooting in the UK

Wild boar shooting in the UK: Over the past few decades, reports of wild boar sightings have steadily filtered in to both police and media across Scotland.

rifle shooting

Tips to improve your rifle shooting and markmanship

As we drift towards the summer, most game seasons have closed. Your stalking kit has been cleaned and stowed away, and you’ll likely see more venison on the barbecue than under a cross-hair for the next few months. Shooting is a perishable skill We all have a responsibility to be…

The Leica CRF 2000B

Laser range finders

Q: Could you recommend 
a laser range finder to help me accurately judge distances? 
I shoot over large fields and hills, so knowing the correct range would be useful. A: Laser range finders are very handy for showing the range to your target, allowing you to adjust your aim or…

Learn how to zero your own rifle

How to zero your own rifle!

How to zero your own rifle: Set up your rifle on a proper bench rest, making sure it is stable and secure so it will not move.

Creedmoor 6.5 size comparison

The 6.5mm Creedmoor round – why stalkers are talking about it

Q: I keep hearing about a new round called the 6.5mm Creedmoor and friends say it 
is the best cartridge for deer. 
Is that true? A: The 6.5 Creedmoor is one 
of the new wave of cartridges designed to get the best possible ballistics from an efficient case design. The…

Holland & Holland Schiesskino

Is this the most exciting indoor shooting range ever?

A buffalo is staring straight at me. I hear my heart pounding in my ears and then the recoil hits me as I pull the trigger on my Holland & Holland 500. I’m not in Africa, nor am I dreaming, I’m in Middlesex on the brand-new Schiesskino range at the…

crow shooting

The right rifle for crow control

Crow shooting is no longer solely for shotgunners. Bruce Potts investigates the relative merits of centrefi res and rimfires for a safe and humane despatch

.22 rimfire rifle sound moderators

If you are using a .22LR rifle, sound reduction is only required for subsonic ammunition. It is quite straightforward to moderate as it does not have the crack of supersonic ammunition. The materials used to manufacturers have altered and new designs feature a change to the placement of the baffle…

Tighter shots groupings

Rifle Skills: Tighter shot groupings

If you’ve been following the series and trying the techniques we’ve described, you should by now have some shots in your targets. We’ve gone through setting up your rifle for success, zeroing and finding the right ammunition, and the various ways in which you can improve your shooting skills. So…

Getting in the correct position for rifle shooting

In this piece we’ll be looking at the various positions you can shoot from. Remember you should not immediately expect 1in groups at 100m from these positions; ascertain what you can and can’t expect from each of them, and then you can decide when each is acceptable for live quarry.…

Our Happy Winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our competitions from Shooting Times, Sporting Gun, Shooting Gazette and Shooting UK. Next time it could be you!

Rifle skills: Get in position

Rifle skills: Get in position

In this rifle skills video we’ll be looking at the various positions you can shoot from. Remember you should not immediately expect 1in groups at 100m from these positions; ascertain what you can and can’t expect from each of them, and then you can decide when each is acceptable for…

old ammunition

Rabbit shooting with classic rifles

An early morning start, with a light breeze, is an idyllic start to any day’s stalk. But on this occasion it was not an eligible roebuck that I had in mind; it was a humble rabbit. I love rabbit shooting. It was the way I learned to shoot on my uncle’s…