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Thread: Sporting rifle too much overseas hunting !!!!!!

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    Sporting rifle too much overseas hunting !!!!!!

    Just curious as to the way Sporting Rife is going , only a couple of years ago it was more about stalking and hunting in the UK. Now it seems to be Africa and various other locations that are well out of the price bracket of most shooters . I must admit I enjoy getting some quality meat for the freezer , and don't see the sporting challenge sat over a huge dead hippo with its mouth propped open with a stick so the guy in the photo can look proud as punch . Lets get back to some UK shooting , wether it be stalking , foxing ratting with an air rifle or bunny bashing with a rimmy. All the best Joe

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    Totally agree, I dont buy it anymore, overpriced, and full of the same old stuff, rubbish.

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    I like the overseas stuff and it's not as pricey as you think I'm not rich by any means but managed to go Africa hunting twice. I don't think there's much difference posing with any trophy whether it a deer or hippo as long as it's tastefully done. Not having a bash though and can see were your coming from it does somtimes seem like a advertisement rather than a article

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    +2 Have to agree. Not sure who the average uk sporting rifle shooters is but have often wondered about the cost of such trips, perhaps it would be better to put the cost attached to such outings. Do have a feeling that they are out of the price bracket of most.

    Kev

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    I think it is 4.75 now I buy a deer related s/h books off amazon instead.


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    Cancelled my subscription after six months (18 months ago) because it's just full of the same old rubbish spieling the same old crud.

    There is a need to change the upper level of management - I think we all know who, as it's a boy's club reporting on freebies.

    If it wasn't bought, they'd soon look at the issues.


    T

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastalker View Post
    +2 Have to agree. Not sure who the average uk sporting rifle shooters is but have often wondered about the cost of such trips, perhaps it would be better to put the cost attached to such outings. Do have a feeling that they are out of the price bracket of most.

    Kev
    Kev,

    They don't care, it's paid for by the sponsors (manufacturers / agents etc) which is why you'll never see a bad review of any gear!!!

    t

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    I had a subscription for a year but won't renew it as it is just the same old stuff. I suppose from there point of view there is always new people to rifle sports so they always have an audience. I just buy the shooting times now at least it's pretty current being weekly and you can have a chuckle at the letters!

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    I agree but still buy it to read! What really bites my kahunas is the constant referral to brands of equipment which im sure for the majority of us a bit out of our price range

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