Bruce Potts

Bruce Potts

Bruce Potts has over thirty years’ experience as a shooter and wildlife photographer. He regularly writes and reviews for Shooting Times, covering subjects including air rifles, rimfire, centre-fires and reloading, to rifle and product testing and hunting features.

He has a particular interest in custom rifles, in the detailed and thorough testing of rifle ballistics, in deer stalking and in reloading. He is the author of several books on rifles.

Bruce says: “I have an inquisitive mind and so have spent the last 30 years testing firearms and associated equipment for more than four national magazines and overseas publications. That is about 120 articles a year. I have also written two books and numerous annuals on ballistics. My love for deer stalking and long range varminting stems from spending all my time in Kent on my three uncles’ farms learning stalking skills with my camera and gun. My wildlife photographs have been used to illustrate magazines and Richard Prior’s books on roe deer.  I have also made two films on the natural history of the roe deer, conducted many talks on the subject and designed and developed six unique wildcat cartridges to push the boundary of our ballistic knowledge.”

 

 

Sabatti Rover Shooter

It’s been a while since I tested a Sabatti rifle; it was the Mercury model in 2009 and I remember being impressed with this Italian manufacturer’s attention to detail. The…

Chiappa Little Badger

This month’s rifle was not quite what I was expecting and at first glance it might be construed as an odd choice for a review. However, the Chiappa Little Badger…

Rifle shooting

The Ruger 10/22 .22LR has to be the most widely used semi-automatic rimfire on the planet. It was the brainchild of Bill Ruger back in 1964 and its simple inertia…

Browning Cynergy

Browning Cynergy shotgun: The Browning Cynergy shotgun incorporates all that's best in modern shotgun design - at an affordable price.

.25 calibre air rifle

Q: I often go out rabbiting and am considering getting a new .25 air rifle. Does this calibre have enough hitting power for going after long-range rabbits? (Read Bruce Potts…

Haenel Jaeger NST

Some might find it odd that a firearm would claim to be environmentally friendly, but the new Haenel Jaeger NXT claims to be exactly that; a sustainable rifle with three…

Ruger American Hunter

I have tested a few guns for Ruger recently and this one epitomises a trend for making more affordable rifles without skimping on accuracy or reliability. This is welcome news…

Fierce Carbon Edge

I was unfamiliar with Fierce Firearms until recently, but the manufacturer has been causing a few ripples in the gun trade with its high-specification stalking rifles and ‘guaranteed’ accuracy at…

Mossberg Patriot Predator .308 Win

Sometimes you just want a rifle to get the job done, be that for keepering, forestry or occasional stalking. Or perhaps you are someone who is not interested in the…

Haenel Jaeger

The German gunmaking firm Haenel has been producing rifles for almost 200 years. Its reputation in Britain is now on the rise, thanks to its attention to detail and its…

Choosing a riflescope

Q: When I travel to my stalking grounds in a warm car I get scope fogging on my lenses in the cold weather. What, if anything, can 
I do to…

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR semiautomatic

The Winchester Wildcat It’s nice to have another .22 semi-automatic rifle appear among the usual contingent of Rugers and Remingtons. This Winchester, though labelled as such, is made in Turkey.…

Anschütz 1761

I tested an Anschütz 1761 in .22 LR last year and was so impressed that I simply had to test this new walnut thumbhole stocked version in the flat-shooting .17…

what is cerakote

You’ll often come across the description “Cerakote” in a gun review. What you might not know is what it actually describes. I decided to write about it having received the…