Month: January 2015

Orion Christmas shoot.

The short Land Rover  grumbles up the steep track and over the top of the hill. It’s covered in snow and so I keep my distance. Once it is well over the rise, and visible again, I give my own ancient 110  Land Rover a squirt of power and set of up the hill. The…

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Shot Show 2015 – GunsNzens picks of the show.

Unfortunately I did not get to go to Shot show 2015. I live in the UK and finances just would not stretch far enough. For those that have not heard of Shot show, it is one of the largest trade events for firearms and related equipment in the world. Although I couldn’t attend I was…

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Reloading rifle cartridges 3 – Brass, bullets, powders and primers.

In the last article of this series we dealt with the workspace and tools required for reloading rifle cartridges. All that remains before we go through the process of reloading is to discuss bullet, brass, powder and primer options. This is a VAST subject which is open to some debate. Most experienced shooters who reload…

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Trans Continental .303 Shooting Competition.

There is still frost on the ground when we arrive at Bisley. We are here to shoot in Australia. We cannot be in Australia for the weekend, we have neither the time nor the money to fly around the world to fire 24 rounds at large back circles deep in the Australian bush. But what…

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Shooting in adverse conditions.

Like most sports the majority of recreational participants are “fair weather” shooters. I don’t blame them to be honest! No one enjoys getting wet/cold/blown over.. If you compete at shooting events you will know that you simply have to deal with whatever conditions occur. Bearing that in mind, a group of us decided to head…

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How to get into shooting sports in the UK.

The United Kingdom has a long and proud history regarding shooting sports. It also has some of the strictest laws in the world regarding the use or ownership of firearms. I speak regularly with people who would like to give target sports a go but dismiss the idea as they assume it would be impossible….

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Magpul PRS butt stock review.

I have been using the PRS for about a year now. I figured it has been long enough to provide an honest account of it’s performance. I am not a Magpul fanboy by any means. I have used many Magpul products, some I liked and some I didn’t. The PRS is a bit of both…

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Practical/target shotgun – what’s it all about?

I have been shooting competitively since I was 12. A good few years ago now! Back then shooting sports in the UK were rather… tame. The most popular branches of the sport were target rifle disciplines. Everyone wearing brightly coloured leather shooting jackets, shooting in the prone position at standard paper targets set at a…

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Scope Review – Vortex Viper PST 6-24X50

I have owned the PST for about a year now. It sits on my Remington 700 based .308. It has seen extreme rain, cold, heat, wind, dust, mud and the odd bang on the gun cabinet. I know some scope reviews go into serious detail when rating glass. I have neither the equipment or optical…

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