Did the Diotto Auchleek Boot live up to expectations? Unfortunately Not.

Diotto are an Italian boot maker who are in the high end section of the market competing against the likes of Mendel and Harkila for a market share in the hunting, gamekeeping and stalking sector. I bought a pair of Diotto Auchleek boots for deer hunting and put them through the test. I have used [...]

Should we stay in green or make sure we are seen?

When I started stalking the only real option for clothing was army surplus or Barbour type wax jackets. Both were good and did the job of keeping the rain off and the old DPD Camouflage army jackets had lots of useful pockets. However, times have changed and as sportsmen we are in an area where [...]

The Browning X-Bolt Eclipse is possibly the closest thing you can buy to a custom made rifle off the shelf

The Browning X-bolt eclipse is a new variation on a tried and trusted product with some major improvements. The trigger system is now the super feather trigger that comes in all new X-bolt rifles and makes it much more sensitive and crisp to fire. The rifle comes in .243, .308 & .30-06 and currently only [...]

I was expecting to see a hardy pair of binoculars that you could use as a spare pair or for guests if they had forgotten to bring theirs with them or didn’t have any. I wasn’t expecting to find what I did about the Hawke Frontier 8×43 binos

First impressions are really important and when I had a pair of Hawke Frontier 8x43 binoculars arrive I must say I was impressed. The packaging was first rate, not just a cheap old box and the detail on the actual binoculars themselves was impressive. The Frontier range have a build in dust and rain caps [...]