Archive for category Reviews

Optifade – a new look.

Most people who know me are aware that I call a spade a spade and tend not to dish out praise unreservedly. When it comes to reviewing kit whether it is rifles, glass or clothing I will give an honest opinion. I am seldom given stuff for free unlike the magazines who then coo over […]

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Meccano Mauser.

Last week saw me take delivery of two Mauser MO3’s courtesy of Open Season, one an Arabesque and one the extreme version in synthetic. The plan was to put them through their paces on the range and then in the field, this article covers the first part of the test, on the range. I make […]

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Total Wipe-Out! A cleaning revolution.

“How do I clean my rifle?” is a question I get asked more than any other (apart from “can you take me stalking?”) Now we all know someone who has never done anything to their rifle apart from blown the dust and cobwebs from it from time to time and of course it really is […]

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Stalking Clothing – A definitive test.

Over the past few years we have tested virtually every popular brand of stalking clothing almost to destruction in some of the harshest conditions that the UK weather could throw at us and are now happy to share the findings. Let’s start with undergarments or the base layer as it is more commonly known. Many […]

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Blaser – The Marmite of Rifles.

Get a group of stalkers together and throw in the question, “what do people think of Blaser rifles?” – then step away! I seriously doubt whether there has ever been a more contentious rifle than the Blaser, either the legendary R93 or the newer R8. The concept of the straight pull bolt isn’t exclusive to […]

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New Swarovski on test

On Friday last week, I took delivery of the new scopes Swarovski had promised, a Z6i 2.5-15 x 56, Z6i 2-12 x 50 and a Z4i 3-12 x 50. I spent Friday afternoon scoping up the various rifles with particular emphasis on the 6.5 x 55 which is now wearing the bigger of the three. […]

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