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On test: Merkel K3 Single Shot Rifle

The Merkel K series isn’t the gun for everyone; it’s a top-lever break-barrel single-shot rifle that you wouldn’t choose for a big deer culling job or pest control.

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Shooting Boar in Wiltshire

Andy Norris and the Viking Arms team headed to Wiltshire for some boar shooting practice at the weekend. Fair enough they weren't real boar, they were boar-shaped targets but it was still fun!

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Win a Merkel K5 Arabesque at The Game Fair 2021

Join the Viking Arms team at the Game Fair, Ragley Hall, 23-25 July this year and be in with a chance of winning a Merkel K5 Arabesque single shot rifle, one of the first of its kind to hit the UK, in our charity prize draw.

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Ruger American Ranch Rifle: Fieldtester Review

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.”

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Why is the Merkel Helix Explorer the best gun for deer hunting?

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.

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Lapua reloading brass cases in stock now

When they're gone, they're gone! We've just taken a large delivery of Lapua reloading brass cases, from .223 right through to .308, including 6.5 PRC, 6.5/284 and .300 PRC.

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What is the best 22 for rabbit hunting?

  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. 

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Leupold voted 'best after sales' in the UK

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.

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Drop Gear Episode 4 Part 3: Rifles with open sights, the Wales trip

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.

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THE STINGER™

The STINGER™ available from Streamlightpro recently featured on the Viking Drop Gear Series being put through it’s paces in terms of extreme endurance. Designed as

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