If you’re after a basic, working rifle with no frills, the Ruger American Ranch could be exactly what you’re looking for. “It’s a Ruger – so it’s rugged, it’s reliable, and it does what it’s supposed to do,” says Andy Norris of distributors Viking Arms. “It’s a great little all-round performer.”
I’ve often looked at switch barrel rifles over the years, though I’ve never really considered buying one, but now something has changed. Just recently I find myself creating my dream deer stalking rifle in my thoughts and one name keeps coming to the fore.
There are probably more bullets fired shooting wild rabbits in the UK than at any other species of animal and the vast majority of them will be .22 rimfires. I would further venture to suggest that the majority of those will be sub sonic, shot through a silencer (moderator) for maximum stealth. It’s a marriage made in heaven: just the right ballistic performance to consistently kill quickly, allied to inexpensive, widely available cartridges.
Leupold voted "Best After Sales" care in the UK in the latest FieldSports Channel Customer Survey. Leupold recently updated their Leupold Gold Ring Guarantee in line with their philosophy of guaranteeing performance as opposed to warrantying failure. If a Leupold product doesn't perform as promised - they will repair or replace it for free. Forever.
In this instalment of Drop Gear, Andrew Venables from WMS Firearms Training takes us on a 1.0.1 course of open sights, something only a true hunter can appreciate, and I suppose if you’re reading this you are or soon will be.