December 18 2014 Latest news:
Will Edwards is thrown in at the deep end as he tries out this most exciting of clay disciplines
Jonny Crockett’s guide to saw selection
Longthorne Gunmakers kicks off its new series with an insight into making barrels
We are already big fans of the Conquest HD range from Zeiss, and this latest addition to the family is more than welcome.
The latest budget gun to emerge from Turkey takes inspiration from the popular Beretta brand, offering no-nonsense styling and surprisingly good shooting qualities
Mike struggles to find fault with Browning’s new 32” 725 UK Game Gun, with its elegant lower profile and supreme pointability
If you missed the game fair or didn’t make it to see everyone along Gunmakers’ Row, here is Mike Yardley’s account of the bumper crop of exciting new shotguns
BASC is calling for the resignation of a local councillor and animal rights extremist who posted ‘sick comments’ about man’s suicide on Facebook
As the grouse season draws to a close, BASC and the Moorland Association highlight key grouse shooting facts to MPs
Shooters are being urged to take part in a four-week consultation process on plans to increase the cost of firearms licensing fees
Scotland has enjoyed one of its best grouse shooting seasons to date – hailed by some as the best in a generation
Join Swarovski Optik to receive tuition and advice from top professionals and leading gunmakers
New Home Office guidance supports the police in making unannounced visits on firearms owners
It’s very rare that I ever see a 20-bore being used by anyone other than a junior or lady when I go clay shooting. Are they not suitable for target shooting?
May I shoot my 12-bore shotgun in a friend’s back garden that is plagued with rabbits, which are threatening his tennis court? The property in question has a garden over 50m long and 30m wide. The rabbits are at the bottom of the garden which backs onto farmland with no public walkways or any buildings whatsoever, just acres of arable fields.
I regularly go picking-up on lowland pheasant and partridge shoots throughout the season, but through a friend I’ve just been offered the opportunity to pick-up on a grouse moor in North Yorkshire next season. Please can you tell me what I might have to expect and what things I should consider taking with me?
There are so many fox calls on the market, but which ones really work? I can’t mouth call or use the back of my hand but don’t want to spend a fortune on an electronic caller either.
I have a two-year-old springer bitch who is easily the best springer I have had to date from a training point of view. Stopping, dropping and returning on the whistle, walking to heel, hunting and retrieving have all been easily achieved. The trouble I have is that although she will return a dummy to hand, as soon as she retrieves game she will drop it before she gets back to me and run off looking for something else. Have I done something wrong and can it be rectified?