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Swarovski modular ATX spotting scope

by Charlie Jacoby For the big game hunter who likes to see their distant game up close, this is the Swarovski spotting scope to choose. Zoom is from 30x to 70x. This one has the 95mm objective lens. Modular means you can take the headpiece off and replace it. As

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Merkel HLX suppressor

Merkel has gone into partnership with military moderator manufacturer B&T to make a moderator for the hunting market. Message from the manufacturer: 200mm long, it has steel baffles, which allows up to 30 consecutive shots without waiting for it to cool. It fits on every barrel with a M15x1 muzzle

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Sako Gamehead Pro on test on deer

  What are the best bullets for roebuck? Paul Childerley tries out Gamehead Pro cartridges from ammunition manufacturer Sako after a roebuck in the south-east of England, plus he visits the Sako factory in Finland to see how they are made. It is the latest in his Stalking Success series.

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Bullet finder: how to choose the right hunting ammunition

Sako’s secretive ammunition factory in Finland opens its doors to deerstalker and big game hunter Paul Childerley. Paul wants to find out which type of bullet does what, and which he should choose for different animals and different ranges. Sako demonstrates the distinctions with the help of its rifle ranges

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On Test: Zeiss’s 2019 riflescopes

We go simulated stalking and long-distance rifle shooting out to 500 metres with Paul Childerley. It’s all so Zeiss can set out its stall to UK gunshops. We are on hand to see what they think of the product line-up. ▶ Click here for more about Zeiss sports optics ▶

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On Test: seven different carbon-stock rifles

Gun reviewer Tim Pilbeam has more than £50,000-worth of rifles to test. He looks at the latest carbon rifles from manufacturers including Blaser, Mauser, Sauer, Sako, Browning, Christensen Arms and Dane & Co – and a Canyon bike. ▶ Blaser R8 Carbon Success ▶ Browning Bolt Pro Carbon ▶ Christensen

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On Test: Leica Fortis riflescope

Roy Lupton has his hands on the new Leica Fortis riflescope, which launched at IWA 2019. He takes it out after muntjac deer. ▶ This film is supported by Leica. Find your local Leica dealer here ▶ Click here for all of Roy’s films on Fieldsports Channel ▶ Join the

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Swarovski EL binoculars – 2021 reboot

by Charlie Jacoby You see your animal through your binos, you shoot, it drops out of sight. Now Swarovski has come up with binos that help you find the carcase. The new EL range, launched in 2021, has a ‘tracking assistant’ that not only rangefinds your animal but places it

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On Test: Sako 85 Black Wolf

Paul Childerley talks through the pros and cons of the Sako 85 Black Wolf, which he is taking on a chamois hunt in Slovenia. ▶ For more about the Sako 85 Black Wolf, visit Sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-black-wolf ▶ To go stalking with Paul, email paul@childerleysporting.co.uk ▶ Click here for all our films

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On Test: Ridgeline Clothing

Will O’Meara and Jason Doyle go on a two-day backpack hunt in the Wicklow Mountains in winter weather conditions. They are after sika as part of Will and Jason’s cull plan for deer in the area. Why put themselves through it? Ridgeline Clothing wants the guys to crawl in its

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On Test: devastatingly effective Pulsar thermal XP50 and XQ50

On Test: devastatingly effective Pulsar thermal XP50 and XQ50

Roy Lupton tries out two thermal imagers designer for fox shooters. They are pricy – the range £3,000-£5,000 but they are superb. He uses them to clean up a load of lamp-shy foxes have has had his eye on for a whole. This item appears in Fieldsports Britain, episode 467

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On Test: Sako 85 Carbon Wolf

Professional wildlife manager Paul Childerley puts the Sako 85 Carbon Wolf in 6.5 Creedmoor through its paces on kudu in South Africa. He is hunting with PH Nico Els in the Eastern Cape. ▶ For more information about Sako rifles and bullets including the Sako 85 Carbon Wolf, go to

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ROY AND KNIFE

Roy’s Talon Knife from Emberleaf

Falconer Roy Lupton wants to commemorate one of his favourite birds. He does it by commissioning Emberleaf Knives to create one of their masterpieces, using the birds’ talons. In this film, he goes to Emberleaf’s workshop to unbox and get a first look at the result. ▶ What is Emberleaf? ▶

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On Test: BSA Defiant Bullpup

Cai Ap Bryn tries out the BSA Defiant Bullpup for accuracy (he shoots up a Fieldsports Channel share certificate) and for pest control. It’s a compact PCP designed to be discrete yet keep you on target. ▶ For from BSA, go to BSAGuns.co.uk ▶ Cai’s website is GameAndFlames.com ▶ Click here

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On Test: Night Master ATOM night vision

On Test: Night Master ATOM night vision

Night Vision guru Darren Rogers has got his hands on one of the first ATOM compact night vision units off the production line. It’s a chance for him to field-test it before they hit the shelves. After a quick demo to show how easily the ATOM fits to the back

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Destruction Test: Shooterking Venatu Jacket

Paul Childerley does all his own stunts… he tries to kill the Shooterking Venatu jacket using gamekeeping resources. See how he gets on. ▶ For more from Shooterking, go to www.shooterking.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 439.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain439

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On Test: FX Crown

Roger Lait tries out the new FX Crown, the PCP launch that follows the FX Impact. ▶ For FX’s UK distributor, visit A-S-I.co.uk or go to FXAirguns.com This film was first shown in Airheads episode 69.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads69

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On Test: Franchi Horizon rifle

Tim Pilbeam and Karl Waktare are trying out the new Franchi Horizon rifle on chamois in the Alps. There’s no problem with the rifle – it’s the mountains they have trouble mastering. Find out if this is the sport for you… This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode

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On Test: best rifle under £500

On Test: best rifle under £500

We review three rifles that sell in the UK for under £500: the Remington Model 783 in .243, the Savage Axis XP in .243, and the Winchester XPR in .270. Tim Pilbeam brings together a professional gamekeeper, Roy Foster, who wants a classic yet workaday rifle, and long-range specialist Mark

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On Test: Browning B525 Liberty Light-

On Test: Browning B525 Liberty Light

Here is an exclusive first look at Browning’s new Liberty Light in action. The Oxford and Cambridge University teams try it out at Varsity clay shoot at the EJ Churchill clay ground in Buckinghamshire. Plus Richard Wilson of the Cambridge University Clay Pigeon Shooting Club explains Browning’s connection with the

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On Test: Fox ammo on deer

  Roy Lupton is out in the South of England, testing lead-free ammunition on a fallow buck. Then Roy cuts open the animal to see the damage, and how effective the bullet has been at killing it humanely. Roy is a falconer as well as a rifleshooter, and he is

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On Test: Mauser M18

Tim Pilbeam puts on a German hat and climbs into a German car to discuss the merits of this new rifle by German gunmaker Mauser. The M18 is rugged and, well, boring – but does it do the job? For more about the Mauser M18, visit UK distributor www.blaser-sporting.com This

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On Test: Sako Super Hammerhead

What are the best bullets for whitetail deer? Paul Childerley tries out Super Hammerhead cartridges from ammunition manufacturer Sako on a whitetail hunt in Finland, plus he visits the Sako factory in Finland to see how they are made. It is the latest in his Stalking Success series. ▶ For

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Fox Bullets Classic Hunter on test on foxes and deer

Roy Lupton is out in the South of England to test lead-free ammunition on a fox. He calls it in with a FoxPro Inferno caller and shoots it with an 80-grain softpoint from Fox Bullets. Then Roy cuts open the animal to see the damage, and how effective the bullet

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On Test: Mauser M12

The Mauser M12 has rapidly become one of the most popular sporting rifles in the UK. We take two versions of it out after roe deer. Byron Pace accompanies journalist Louise Gray who is using his Mauser M12 Impact for a buck in Scotland (back in the summer). Top stalker

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Zeiss Conquest V6 riflescope – review

This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 414 The revolutionary new riflescope the V6, shoots long ranges, says Zeiss. We take it to West Wales to try it out with members of the British gun trade, plus Paul Childerley and Andrew Venables. For more from Zeiss, visit Zeiss.co.uk/hunting

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On Test: Gamo Maxxim Elite

Gamo has brought out a semi-auto springer airgun. Jamie Chandler tries out the Gamo Maxxim Elite. For more about Gamo, visit www.gamo.com This film was first shown in AirHeads episode 68.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads68

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On Test: Crosman air pistols

We ask a couple of kids to tear themselves away from Minecraft to take up shooting. They try out Crosman air pistols, including the PFM16 and The Iceman, and give their verdict. For more on Crosman air pistols, visit www.a-s-i.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 405. 

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On Test: Sauer Keeper Package

With foxes on the prowl for pheasant poults, it’s time for keepers to get out the rifles and start shooting. To coincide with this, Sauer has brought out a ‘Keeper Package’. It is the latest in a trend of rifle packages from several of the manufacturers. Tim Pilbeam reviews it.

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How to Sharpen a Knife on a Stone

So you have your new gritstone and you want to sharpen your knife? Emberleaf knifemaker Joel Andreas shows the best technique. For more from Emberleaf, go to www.emberleaf.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 401. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain401

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Binos destruction test – a lifetime of hurt in a day

Binos destruction test – a lifetime of hurt in a day

Just how much abuse can a pair of Zeiss binoculars take? In this film we drop them, drag them, crush them, drown and finally we shoot them. They are (they were) a mint pair of Victory HT binoculars. The guys at German optics company Zeiss wanted to replicate what a

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Choosing a Knife Shape

Choosing a Knife Shape

What’s the best shape of knife for what you want out of a knife? plus – once you have chosen it – grinding, stropping and an incredible whetstone: Dean Boyd from bespoke British knifemaker Emberleaf reveal their regime for creating the sharpest knives. For more, visit emberleaf.com/ This film was

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Emberleaf – a Knife for Life

  They are among the most beautiful knives you can buy, with Damascus blades and mammoth ivory handles. We visit Emberleaf to see how to make a top quality knife. For more from Emberleaf, go to Emberleaf.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 391. To watch the

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On Test: Aimpoint Micro S1 sight for shotguns

The people who make the famous red dot sight for wild boar have a new product comnig out. Aimpoint is developing a new sight for shotguns. We go to Mamima Jakt in Sweden to test it out. This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 385.  To watch the

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On Test: Browning B15 Beauchamp

Top clay shot Josh Bridges tries out the new Browning B15 ‘Beauchamp’ on the Bolton Hall shoot in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. The 2016 World Junior Compak Champion usually uses a Browning 725 Pro Trap for both his competition and game shooting, so this is an unusual departure for him as

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On test: Sako Quad

In the latest ‘Federal on the farm’, Andy Crow takes his Sako Quad and two different cartridges out into the field to see what works best no rabbits in which part of the farm. Crow’s Sako Quad rifle set-up comes from www.gmk.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain

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On Test: Goose Decoys

On Test: Goose Decoys

Wildfowler Nick Horten is looking at innovation in wildfowling this week. There is a new range of self-inflating, easy-to-carry goose decoys – the Sillosocks – plus he has a top tip for clearing your barrel when it gets blocked on the marsh. For more about Langstone Wildfowlers visit www.ladwaca.com For

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On Test: BSA Ultra XL

Jamie Chandler puts the new BSA Ultra XL through its paces by attempting a Hampshire triple: a squirrel, a pigeon and a rabbit. This item is supported by BSA. For more, go to www.bsaguns.co.uk This film was first shown in AirHeads episode 61.  To watch the whole show go to

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On Test: Winchester Extreme Point ‘Deer Season’

On Test: Winchester Extreme Point ‘Deer Season’

Winchester designed a polymer-tipped bullet especially for whitetail deer that’s now available in Europe for roedeer. Charlie Jacoby goes stalking with Carl Harrison of Devon Stalking, and with the shooter with no hands Jamie Chandler to try it out on the range. Find out whether it measures up to softpoints

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On Test: Optix Identifier 60 thermal sight

Our lord of the dark arts Darren Rogers tests thermal night vision on rabbits. The Optix Identifier 60 thermal sight sits atop his FX Impact. This item appears in AirHeads, episode 59. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads59    

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On Test: Crosman CO2 Air Pistols

Airgunner editor Phill Price tries out Crosman’s range of CO2 pistols. For more about Crosman, go to the UK distributor www.a-s-i.co.uk This film was first shown in Airheads episode 58.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads58

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On Test: Photon XT night vision

A goose farm has a problem fox. Jaf Jefferson from the South Somerset Ferreters is swapping ferret for night vision in this test of the Photon XT. Music thanks to Wilf wilfydes@gmail.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 338.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain338

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On Test: night vision with Wifi

Nitesite has brought out its R model, night vision with wifi and an onboard video recording unit. Our Man In Black Darren Rogers tries it out. For more about Nitesite, go to Nitesite.com This item appears in AirHeads, episode 55. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads55  

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On Test: Nitesite’s new rangefinder

Accurate range finding at night is difficult. This is the first and exclusive look at the NiteSite Rangefinder, an add-on unit that will give current and future owners the ability to accurately range find at night. Darren Rogers has been given the prototype prior to the unit going on sale

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On Test: Minox trailcams

On Test: Minox trailcams

Who has been nicking the chickens’ eggs? Charlie Jacoby uses the Minox trailcam series – DTC 400 Slim, DTC 650 and DTC 1000 with GPS and GSM – to find out. This item appears in AirHeads episode 53. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads53

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On Test: Drone Pro 15x thermal night vision

On Test: Drone Pro 15x thermal night vision

Roy has got hold of the only Drone Pro 15x in the UK, and is taking it out after foxes and rabbits on a golf course near his home in the South of England. He has already been shooting rabbits out to distance with the Drone Pro 10x. How much

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