The David Lloyd Rifle

David Llewellyn Lloyd was a keen deer stalker and had an estate at Glencassley on which to head out deerstalking up in Scotland. He was also an engineer and metallurgist so he was well qualified and well equipped to take on the task of creating the perfect rifle for Scottish deer stalking and he proceeded ...

Ruger Rifles in Pistol Calibers

Many will ask the perfectly sensible question "Why would you want a rifle in a pistol caliber?" But going back in time one of Ruger's past carbines in a pistol caliber, a Ruger .44 Magnum Carbine, had a place in my rifle trunk. There are times when if you are going to shoot in a ...

BSA Martini International

The BSA Martini International was created in 1950 as an improved version of the original small Martini action found on .22lr small bore target rifles and also in slightly different form on the Australian .310 Cadet rifle. The action of the Martini International was designed to provide everything that a small bore rifle shooter could ...

Leica ER 5 Riflescopes

Although we're used to the name Leica being associated with top quality optics but at rather high prices it is refreshing to see their introduction of the new Leica ER 5 series of riflescopes which provide excellent Leica quality but at a price point that is affordable for most of us; in fact prices start ...

Engraved Winchester Model 1873

The Winchester Model 1873 was one of the most successful of Winchester's lever action rifles and is another of the arms that have been given the title "The gun that won the west" although of course there are a few claimants to that title. It was initially chambered for the 44-40 cartridge but as the ...

Roger Rule’s Pre-64 Winchester Model 70

Roger Rule is the author of what is perhaps the definitive book on "The Rifleman's Rifle" the Winchester Model 70 1936-1963. Not only that but he has had a life career that has included service with the US Army as an infantry airborne officer, and the setting up of a number of successful businesses including ...

The Browning BAR Mark II Safari

The Browning BAR sporting rifle is not the same as the John Moses Browning BAR of World War I fame. The BAR sporting rifle is a design that was created with the input of Val Browning's son Bruce Warren Browning, working in collaboration with a design team led by Marcel Olinger. The BAR sporting rifle ...

The .264 Winchester Magnum

The .264 Winchester Magnum is a cartridge that deserved to do better than it did way back in 1959 and 1960 when Winchester unleashed it into dealer's shops in the form of the Model 70 Westerner. With its 26" barrel and special two diameter stepped bullet it was claimed to deliver 3,200fps with a 140grain ...