We’ve made our list and checked it twice,here’s our bumper selection of Christmas gifts that are perfect for the sporting shooter
Tipton Best Gun Vice
Tipton’s Best Gun Vice is the best tool you can own for working on your firearms. The vice was designed to accommodate the widest possible array of firearms for cleaning, maintenance, or gunsmithing, and is easily configurable so that it can handle bolt-action rifles, break-open shotguns, AR-15’s, and even handguns.
Tipton Best Gun Vice RRP £170.99
Sportsman Gun Centre
01392 354 854
This new smock might just be the ultimate garment for Scottish stalking. Silent, waterproof and windproof, it comes in a lightweight Argyll or Grampian tweed pattern with a zip in anti-midge veil that doesn’t impede vision.
The wearer also benefits from binocular pocket, interior pocket, deep side hand pockets and a zippered pocket on the back. With a flexible cut, the smock also has two mesh lined vents to allow a breeze through while keeping the mosquitoes out.
Rigby Whisky gift set
Nothing is more pleasing than sharing a dram in a Glencairn glass after a jolly Christmas Day. Toast the host with this Rigby Whisky gift set, featuring our distinguished Blair Athol 18-year-old single malt whisky and presented in a luxurious wicker basket.
John Rigby & Co
IRay TL35 Thermal Spotter
The new Iray TL35 Thermal Scope features outstanding performance, ease of use and reliability in an “optical scope” style, and is able to use standard mounts. This scope is perfect for anyone wanting a more traditional look, combined with cutting edge performance.
RRP £2,795 (Inc. three year warranty)
Ram Winter Gloves
It’s essential that you protect your hands while hunting in the depths of winter. The risk of frostbite and other conditions, in some circumstances, can be life threatening.
The Deerhunter Ram winter gloves combine reinforced trimming and adjustable wrist with elastic that provide warmth and breathability as well as an extra comfortable fit. The Ram series is also available for females and goes under the name Lady Raven.
(+45) 74 22 35 20
AriatTEK Alpaca Performance
Wool is wool right? Wrong. Alpaca wool is superior to sheep wool in almost every regard. It is warmer, which is our principal concern here. It is also more waterproof, more fire resistant and free from lanolin, which means it is hypoallergenic. Combining these pretty properties into a high-tec boot sock, means that these socks are simply gorgeous, soft and warm while wearing well.
RRP £20 (men)
RRP £18 (women)
Aimcam Pro 2i
The world’s most advanced line of sight camera glasses designed to capture video as you really see it. The easy one-touch control and functional design allow you to effortlessly film all your hunting, shooting and outdoor adventures hands-free. The AimCam allows for specific calibration to any firearm type, stance and mounting style, it can even be set up for anyone that requires prescription lenses.
Remington Gun Sack
Remington offers a thick 100% polyester fabric gun sack that protects against dirt and scratches and has a drawstring closure. It is treated with silicone to help protect from rust and one size fits most. The Remington gun sack is 52” long and works on guns with or without scopes.
Spartan Lite Bipod
With interchangeable leg options, the Javelin Lite bipod is available in three lengths to accommodate shooters wanting a lightweight modular bipod that will serve a multiple of disciplines from shooting on the range to hunting in the most demanding environments. By using high-grade carbon fibre, the Javelin Lite weighs just 130 to 135 grams and does not compromise the balance of a rifle, making it perfect for hunters on the move, especially as it can be attached and detached in an instant using the ‘Spartan Magnetic Attachment System’.
Cens Proflex DX
CENS’s DX range of custom earplugs, designed exclusively for shooters, is packed with technology, using digital microprocessors optimised and programmed by experienced shooters and technicians. The DX1, DX3 and DX5 are available, differing in the number of modes they offer; they all come in six different battery colour options and 33 earpiece options.
RRP from £399
Jackson Rifles are a one-stop shop for mods, supplying some of the biggest brands out there. We’ve pictured two of their products: first up, the Ase Utra SL5i, weighs 335-345g, adds only 103mm to the barrel length and reduces sound by 22-30dB.
Second, the A-Tec H2. The standard two-baffle version of the H2 weighs in at 345g, adding 111mm to the barrel length and with a sound reduction of 25-32 dB. Both mods are threaded for the most popular calibres.
Ase Utra RRP £268
A-Tec RRP £224
Jackson Rifles 01644 470223
Ogden’s Three Piece Set
Made from superb quality leather, this set of three rifleman’s accessories is a truly great gift item. The set comprises a bolt holder, seven-round bullet pouch and double licence wallet—so both shotgun and rifle owners are catered for. These are available individually or with a discount for buying all three.
RRP £29.99 each/ £69.99 for the set + free P&P
Leica have launched their first thermal imaging device especially for hunters: the Leica Calonox. Debuting in November, the Leica Calonox will be available in two versions: as a pure observation device—Leica Calonox “View”—and as a clip-on device for mounting in conjunction on a riflescope—Leica Calonox “Sight”.
Leica Calonox “Sight” RRP £3,450.00
Leica Calonox “View” RRP £3,950.00
Leica Sports Optics
Apex 46 & 46D Knives
The 46 and 46D (Damascus) knives from Napier have a specific drop blade shape that can easily handle precision work on a muntjac yet have the weight and strength required to tackle the sternum of a roe or larger species.
Each knife is ergonomically designed with a palm-swell Micarta handle, attached to a full-tang best quality blade, along with stainless bolsters. Each one is presented with a premium quality tan leather sheath, slim and well positioned for a belt. It features a strong Napier brass logo press stud fastener, and double-stitched, brass-riveted cow hide.
Apex 46 RRP £204
Apex 46D RRP £224.50
Napier 01235 812993
Redesigned from the ground up, with Hawke’s H5 optic, the latest Sidewinder models are a huge upgrade on the outgoing range. Lighter, stronger, four inch eye relief, better crown glass, improved illumination and a new locking turret system with witness window – these are just some of the reasons to upgrade this winter. Pictured: Sidewinder 30 FFP 6-24×56 (RRP £629)
RRP from £459 Hawke Sport Optics
Kestrel (Remote) HUD Heads Up Display for K5000 Series Ballistics Meters
View critical target data and information without ever breaking out of the scope. The Kestrel HUD Remote is a gun-mounted display that gives you instant access to real-time shooting solutions from your Kestrel 5700. The 2.5” screen puts bold, sunlight-readable numbers right in your line of sight—maximising your focus for effective rapid engagement of multiple targets.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd
Night Master has added two new LED combinations to the popular Trident range – White-Red-IR (850nm) – for those who love lamping with white or red but also have their own night vision device; and White-IR(850nm)-IR(940nm) – for those who want to swap between the powerful 850nm IR and more covert 940nm IR, making it great for both long and short range shooting, and where quarry is likely to be spooked.
Contact Night Master for prices
Stag All-Terrain Seat
A light, portable chair designed for easy transportation, with a swivel arrangement (360°) that ensures the best possible shooting position, adaptable to all kinds of terrain thanks to its adjustable legs and featuring a comfortable seat for enjoying the time spent hunting. Completely foldable and lightweight, it’s also got a padded cushion so you can sit out waiting for a fox for hours without getting uncomfortable.
Check back this time next week for part two of our Christmas buying guide!