A feeder built for deer

I have recently bought and installed a specialist deer feeder from Game Feeders in East Sussex. Fred who makes the feeders was ever so helpful even when  I wanted it modifying so it would throw field beans as well. The feeder itself is a simple concept, it is basically a pheasant feeder with longer legs [...]

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The Ultimate Thermal Rifle Scope

A review of the new Pulsar thermal imaging weapon scope, probably the finest of its kind and well worth the price tag

The Second Look at Protecting Ourselves from Ticks and Lyme Disease

Personal protective equipment is usually not something that hobby shooters think about much at all, although we will all have some PPE on our person every time we head out stalking, lamping or any other type of shooting for that matter. The most common that we will all have with us will be a mobile [...]

The Glorious 12th – The Start of The Shooting Season

The 12th of August marks the start of the red grouse season in the UK. This iconic bird is heralded as one of the toughest and most challenging of all the game birds to shoot and is a truly wild quarry. Many thousands of people will head to the moors on the 12th to take [...]

Trigger sticks for deer stalking – do you need to spend big?

In the UK you will very rarely see a deer hunter without a set of sticks of one kind or another. Just like bipod's and sound moderators we use them as a matter of course to help us achieve a clean kill at various ranges in varying shooting positions. Stalking sticks can be a simple [...]

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 [...]

The new Hawke Frontier rifle scope gets put through it’s paces

Hawke are a UK based company that is making a bit of a name of itself within the center fire scope market these days. Hawke have always been renowned for their air rifle and rim fire scopes, it was only a matter of time that they ventured into quality center fire optics. I have been [...]

Hunting clothing that masks your scent

Hunters throughout history have been trying to gain every advantage possible over our prey. In the early days of the human race it was one of the reasons we started to develop tools, to gain an advantage over our prey be that during the hunt or to make it easier to process the animal once [...]

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 [...]