Sporting Rifle May 2019 Issue 167
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Published 4th April
The advancing months always bring new opportunities for the rifle shooter, and the May 2019 issue of Sporting Rifle is all about celebrating rifle sport as the days lengthen. We’ve got roebuck stalking north and south – from Ayrshire to Hungary – as well as a guide to making the most of the short off-season for fallow deer. And Byron Pace treks to America to find out more about the hunting and conservation culture over there.
We’ve gone big on kit this month, taking a look at all the dream stalking you’ll need (well, ok, want) to get your hands on this summer. There’s the Purdey BAR, a £25,000 British rifle that finds elegantly clever solutions to some of the most common problems in rifle manufacturing. There’s the Swarovski DS scope, the ultra-smart scope packed with all kinds of ballistic technology. Plus there’s a test of the Schmidt & Bender Polar T96, round-ups of rangefinders and knives, and all the hottest new gear we saw at IWA, Europe’s biggest hunting and shooting trade show.
Looking ahead, we preview the Northern Shooting Show, taking place at the Yorkshire Event Centre on 11-12 March. And Will O’Meara reveals the new kit he’s been testing out in the field.
Finally, we’ve got the chance to win not one but two NiteSite units, and we reveal the winning bids in our Save The Rhino auction for 2018-19.