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 ‘260rips’ Ripley, who wants to knock over a fox at 300 yards as well as a deer at 100 metres. They put the rifles through their paces and reveal their favourites – and why.

▶ For Remington, visit Remington.com/rifles
▶ For Savage, go to SavageArms.com
▶ Find Winchester at Browning.eu
▶ Tim uses a V8 scope. For more on his binos, go to Bit.ly/zeiss-victory-ht-8×42
▶ For Harkila clothing, visit Harkila.com
▶ Contact Tim Pilbeam at tim@rucksackandrifle.co.uk

This item appears on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 431 Bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain431

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