Andrew Alger: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Devon & Cornwall Constabulary started revoking shooters’ certificates in August 2021. Back then, the situation was confused. A story in the Sunday Express reported that Devon & Cornwall was leading a charge to revoke ‘thousands’ of certificates across the UK following the Plymouth shootings. However, a later story […]

Plymouth shootings: the police gun licensing backlash

by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby Shooters in Dorset, Devon & Cornwall say the police are punishing them as a kneejerk reaction to a shooting in Plymouth in August 2021. Now the facts support them. The number of gun certificates revoked in the South-West is nine times higher than normal. BASC uncovered the figures following […]

Leupold RX-1600i laser rangefinder & BX-5 Santiam HD binoculars, reviewed by Jason Doyle These days Jason Doyle uses a European brand of binoculars with a built-in rangefinder, so it felt like going back to basics when he tested these separate Leupold binoculars and rangefinder – but he was pleasantly surprised. “The BX-5 Santiam HD binoculars have superb optical quality,” he says. “They’d compare with European binos costing […]

Leupold VX-5HD 3-15×56 riflescope reviewed by Jason Doyle

Jason Doyle has been using this Leupold VX-5 scope for two years, so he’s had plenty of time to give it a really thorough test – and he loves it. “Every now and then something comes along that suits you down to the ground. The VX-5 does everything I want my scope to do, and […]

Ruger American Hunter rifle with Magpul stock, reviewed by Jason Doyle Jason Doyle was keen to try the Ruger American Hunter rifle with its Magpul stock. “I had a lightweight Ruger American in .308 a few years ago, and really liked it,” he says. “I was always impressed by its accuracy.” His only problem with that rifle was the stock, which was smaller and lighter […]

Unlucky buck Jason Doyle is out after a fallow buck in Yorkshire. He explains his stalking technique, and when and why he puts a shot under the animal’s chin. Plus he shows off his new Ruger and Leupold combo and explains why he likes it.   RRPs for the kit Jason is using: Leupold RX-1600i rangefinder £648 […]


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