The best shooting military rifle of all?
Mark Underwood takes a look at the Italian made 1873 underlever reproductions made by Uberti.
Derek Landers takes an in-depth look at the history of Uberti. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart.
Bruce Potts takes a look at a classic from Uberti, the single shot 1885 low wall. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart.
New ammunition from PPU in our Spring 2021 ammunition and components delivery!
Here’s a quick cost analysis of either buying .303 British PPU factory ammunition, or handloading your own. .303 calibre is one of our most popular rounds, and one of the most popular rifle rounds in the country.
Shooters these days therefore have three choices; to buy surplus military ammunition, to buy new factory ammunition, or to load their own. In this blog, we’ll look at the pros and cons of each, and some costings on which will be the most budget friendly and highest quality ammunition available.
Bruce Potts tries out a very familiar looking bolt action rifle from Norinco; the Mini Mauser 33/40. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart
For this comparison, I’ll compare the costs of 45/70 ammunition with a hand loaded counterpart. 45/70 is a fairly expensive calibre to shoot, simply due to the volume of material that is required to load it. It is a large calibre, shooting a heavy bullet, using a large case and comparatively hefty powder charge.
Loading your own ammunition, versus buying it, is a debate as old as the hills. There are countless sources arguing one side or the other, but most focus around ifs and buts, so here is a direct comparison for cost and convenience based on how much money you could save.
America has one quintessential rifle type unique to themselves, the lever action rifle and it all started with the Henry 1860 Rifle. The lever action rifle will always be identified with the old west and today there are both historic reproductions and modern versions available to the UK shooter.
For the shooter and reloader the PPU range of ammunition and components offers a quality product at a very cost-effective price.
Gun Mart Magazine reviews the Uberti 1860 range of rifles, available now at Henry Krank & Co. This article kindly supplied by Gun Mart Magazine.
Derek Landers takes a look at Pedersoli's Sharps Little Betsy.
Pete Moore at Gun Mart reviews the Uberti Winchester 1873.
Classic shooter John Northmore ponders Uberti’s long barrelled revolver based on their single-action Cattleman. Kindly supplied by Shooting Sports Magazine.
Nick Latus tests a value-for-money round from Serbian manufacturer Prvi Partizan and is impressed with the results. Kindly supplied by Sporting Rifle Magazine.
Depending on the kind of shooting you’re doing, you’ll need the right sight to complement the right gun. When target shooting at any distance, precision and consistency is key to getting the highest scores. To that end, proper sighting is essential for good shooting. The Pedersoli range of front and rear sights are at the top of their game when it comes to aperture and silhouette sights, with the Creedmore range made specially with long range single shot rifle shooting in mind.
This superb rifle is among the best big game rifles money can buy. Made in 2003 with support from Land Rover South Africa, this exquisite rifle was hand finished and cased by Jurie Majoor of Pretoria, South Africa.
Legend has it that dime novelist, Ned Buntline, presented special order Colt revolvers with long barrels and detachable stocks to Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and other noted ‘Old West’ celebrities. Based on this story, the long-barreled ‘Peacemakers’ with their special target sights came to be called ‘Buntline Specials’. Revolving rifles and carbines were among the first effective repeating rifles. Models produced by Colt were carried in the Mexican War and the Apache Wars of the Old Southwest.