Smashing pumpkins with Sporting Rifle reviewer Tim Pilbeam

Working for Sporting Rifle magazine, Tim Pilbeam is snowed under with guns of all shapes and sizes. He shows us how he puts five very different rifles through their paces. To add some festive spice we ask him to hit some long range baubles and some not so festive pumpkins!! The rifles on test are: Krieghoff .470 nitro express, Tikka .223, Marlin X7 .243, Mauser MO3 .308, and Merkel Helix .308. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 108. To watch the whole show go to


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