October 20 2014 Latest news:
Make this season one to remember and treat yourself to a sporting adventure. James Marchington picks some winners
Howard’s guide on what to brush up on with your gundog before venturing out into the field
Vic Harker looks at the latest offerings for the challenging sport grouse shooting represents, and the newest developments in non-toxic loads for duck
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
William Powell’s new high spec Perdix both impresses and surprises Mike, being solid, well-finished and well-priced
Beware the man with one gun, they say… but how do you make sure it’s the right gun?
Join Swarovski Optik for two great events in November where you will receive tuition and advice from Swarovski professionals and leading gunmakers...
New Home Office guidance supports the police in making unannounced visits on firearms owners
Following the success of last year’s Stratstone Super 7 challenge, this year the event has been fine tuned to The Stratstone Ultimate One and will once again be running at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School for four months from 6 October.
Pigeon shooters can breathe a sigh of relief following the news that Natural England has abolished its ‘shoo don’t shoot’ proposals following a General Licences consultation
Sparsholt College announces details of the first of this year’s open days
More than 1,000 areas of land used for shooting have been signed up to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) Green Shoots Mapping programme, a secure online system which records species and habitats of national importance found on land managed for shooting.
Why are so many stalkers using smocks instead of zip-up jackets? Is there something I’m missing here?
We all know that stalking into the wind helps us get closer to the deer, but I just wonder how careful we, as stalkers, need to be when disguising our scent?
A friend of mine was talking about a big shoot he is hoping to enter next year that has no restrictions on the type of cartridges that can be used. He seemed to be quite excited at the prospect of using some really heavy shells... does it really give a big advantage?
Any advice on how to handle large deer carcasses in the field?
A friend and I shot behind someone the other day who took ages between calling for pairs. They lined up their shells, pointed at the break points, closed the gun, opened it again, and this went on for what seemed like an eternity. I appreciate that a pre-shot routine is important to some people, but this must have taken a good 20-25 seconds between finishing one pair and starting the next.