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Sporting Rifle

Sporting Rifle

December 2020

The first and market-leading rifle shooting mag in the UK, Sporting Rifle covers rifle sports of all kinds, from rimfire rabbits to big game overseas and everything in between. With the very best writers on board, we cover foxing and UK deer stalking extensively in every issue, with tips and tricks as well as stories from the field to help your outings be more successful.

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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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US$ 51,80
13 Números

en este número

3 min.
winter is coming

There can be no doubt that the approaching winter season will be make or break for our countryside, our way of life and our nation’s economy. The effect the current pandemic is having on global economies is off the seismic scale, and most nations will take many decades to recover. The last time our island nation took such a hit financially was immediately after World War Two – and we have only recently cleared our financial debt to the United States of America for loaning us the funds and materials to defend our islands against Nazism. We are living through an extraordinary situation and we must not forget the immense challenges our nations’ governments are currently grappling with. Our ministers may look like they are foundering, but the reality is they are…

1 min.
basc provides positive covid-19 update

With a second wave of Covid-19 cases seeming increasingly likely, local restrictions are curtailing shooting activities and even stopping them in places. But, for the majority, they are workable and shooting remains viable. BASC are among the organisations that have made every effort to reduce the complication by publishing several easy-to-follow documents and, to date, their coronavirus hotline has dealt with more than 1,500 emails. BASC England director, Dan Reynolds, commented: “It is hard to picture many positives coming out of 2020, but the determination and resilience of the shooting community has shone bright. Members and shoots I have spoken to remain positive, open to advice and willing to make the restrictions work for them while respecting the obligations placed on all of us. “Our efforts to ensure shooting was included in the…

1 min.
nominate your ladies’ star of shooting 2020

With three categories and some fantastic prizes, nominations to the annual BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards have opened, with three categories celebrating the outstanding contributions towards ladies’ shooting in 2020. As the awards enter their fourth year, and owing to their growing success, the 2020 awards will be split across three new categories: Target Shooting Star – including clay shooting, air rifle shooting, coaching and all the surrounding support. Field to Fork Star – these creative and resourceful game cooks and caterers. Game and Gamekeeping Star – not just for game shooters but also those who contribute to the planning and enjoyment of the day. Kathleen O'Connor, BASC Ladies' Shooting coordinator, said: "The awards are there to celebrate and recognise those who continue to make positive contributions to our sport. If you know anyone…

1 min.
vista outdoors secure remington deal

Vista Outdoors has secured the rights to Remington’s ammunition business and the Remington brand name. Remington filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US for the second time in two years this July, as it faced draining financial troubles related to the Sandy Hook school shootings and subsequent legal cases. Vista Outdoors paid $81 million for some parts of the Remington Outdoor Co Inc’s ammunition and accessories businesses, including the ammunition manufacturing facility in Lonoke, Arkansas and related intellectual property, including the Remington brand and trademarks. Other buyers include outdoor-gear retailer Sportsman’s Warehouse, which will acquire the Tapco brand of gun parts and accessories, and Nevada-based gunmaker Franklin Armory, which is reported to be snapping up Remington’s Bushmaster rifle brand. James Nicholson from Remington’s UK distributors Raytrade commented that, for now,…

1 min.
highland outdoors offer ‘white hot deal’

Highland Outdoors have announced a new initiative collaboration between ATN scopes and Ridgeline Clothing. The distributors are offering the end consumer a Ridgeline Clothing voucher for every MARS 4 sold between now and New Year’s Eve. Buyers will receive a voucher worth £384 for any purchase of the MARS 4 384x288 Thermal Scope; and £640 for the purchase of a MARS 4 640x480 Thermal Scope. The MARS 4 range starts from £2,448.99. To redeem a voucher, simply register your proof of purchase and serial number at Ridgeline Clothing and once processed, Highland will email your clothing voucher. www.ridgelineclothing.co.uk www.highlandoutdoors.co.uk…

1 min.
sga chairman made mbe in honours list

Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) chairman Alex Hogg has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List. Liam Bell of England’s National Gamekeepers’ Organisation said: “Alex is one of the great gamekeepers of his generation, who campaigns tirelessly to champion the work of the gamekeeping profession and it is fantastic that his work has been recognised in this way. “Since taking up chairmanship of the SGA in 2000 he has been a true proponent of keepers in Scotland, their skills and value in managing the countryside.”…