Reviews

Gun Rack: to restore or not to restore?

A Thomas Stensby side-by-side turns up at the bargain end of the gun rack, but is it all it seems? Richard Atkins looks it over The classic side-by-side shotgun has been the mainstay for field and game shooters for the last

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Products: Eyewear

It isn’t just driven grouse shots that benefit from shooting glasses; keen eyesight and a clear sight picture will pay dividends in the pigeon hide, on the gun peg, or walking up The more you put in, the more you’ll

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An Italian Affinity

Mike Powell tries his hand at the Franchi Affinity, a brand that stirs memories of his very first semi-auto while Richard Atkins trials the gun on camera. In other reviews, I have said that my first semi-auto shotgun was a

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Fox control DVD review

This month, we’re taking a look at a DVD from the Gamekeeper’s Diary team, as it shows some of the traditional methods used to catching up with Charlie. Follow a team of dedicated gamekeepers as they make a year-round effort

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Four for all

Mike Powell tests out a switch-barrel rifle from Sako that offers shooters four calibres. The concept of having interchangeable (or switch) barrels on a rifle is nothing new, but rifles incorporating this system almost always came from Austria or Germany,

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Dogs for Deer

This month, we’re taking a look at a DVD from the Gamekeeper’s Diary series, showing some traditional methods used for training dogs for deer stalking. With the UK deer population expanding, and deerstalking becoming part of the remit of an

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Best in Scotland

Dickson & MacNaughton and David McKay Brown offer some of the best in Scottish gunmaking ­– find out why these guns are coveted across the country Dickson & MacNaughton In the late 1800s, Edinburgh was a core hub for gunmaking

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Gavin Gardiner legends

Gavin Gardiner, sporting gun auctioneer, tells of the great and unusual guns which have inspired his career. The business of auctions has long been part of my life. I spent my childhood visiting gunmakers and auctions with my father, who

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What a little beauty!

Richard Atkins puts the Browning B725 Hunter through its paces and, small though the gauge may be, it has a big future as a favoured game gun Some smaller gauge guns have an appeal all their own. When based on

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Eagerly awaited Kubota

With a brand new Kubota on the market, Chris Parkin attended the launch to get to grips with the RTV-X900, a significant improvement on the popular older model Stoneleigh in Warwickshire was the venue for the press introduction to try

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