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Amazing flavours and a great way to maximise the meat you harvest. Dom Holtam gets smoky with the Bradley Digital Smoker

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Hesketh Deluxe showing trigger with oval hole

Longthorne Gunmakers explain the science and mechanics behind shotgun triggers

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Glorious Twelfth

Good luck to all those of you out on the moors today for the Glorious Twelfth. If you’re lucky enough to be shooting grouse this season, here are five top tips to help you make the most of your day

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Image supplied by Lady's Wood Shooting School

Whether you’re looking for a fun day out, you’re completely new to clay shooting or you’re a more experienced shot hoping to improve your skills, there are plenty of places to visit in order to smash some clay – so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to practice across the South West.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Eley Grand Prix

The 20-bore shotgun has, in recent years, grown up. It is no longer a gun just for the ladies or old men well past their prime. In terms of weight, balance, handling and, most importantly, ballistics, the 20-bore has much to offer and can hold its own in the best of company. A lot of credit for this must go to the cartridge manufacturers who have upped their game by developing ammunition which exploits the advantages the 20-bore offers to the maximum. This month’s cartridge page celebrates their efforts.

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Kit tests

Thursday, August 20, 2015

With your ‘ticket’ and gun in tow, it’s now time to buy your cartridges – but with so many to choose from, how do you make sure you’re getting the right ones for the job? James Marchington explains all

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The unpredictability of the woodpigeon makes for a very satisfying day's shooting

12 or 20? Long-barrelled or short? Semi or double? Mike looks at what options are best for tackling the peerless pigeon...

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Monday, July 27, 2015
The Beretta Silver Pigeon range offer value and integrity of manufacture as well as great engineering and design.

Mike loves a 32-inch 20-bore... and a Silver Pigeon. So this gun should be perfect for him... shouldn’t it?

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Monday, July 20, 2015
As a general rule, though, if you have only one gun it should be a 12-bore

Now you’ve got your certificate it’s time to buy a gun – but which one? There’s a lot to think about so here’s James Marchington’s advice to help you pick the right option

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A view to a kill: Although the gun performed well on test, overall it just missed the mark for Mike

Mike is shaken, but not entirely stirred, by the new Browning 725 Black Edition, which features some clever and impressive mechanical changes

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

A unique and rare opportunity to purchase one of the top clay pigeon shooting grounds in the UK is being made available through a Nottinghamshire estate agency.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Couldn’t make it to the Game Fair? Ian Coley Sporting is hosting a Gunmakers’ Row-themed Open Day with a record number of manufacturers in attendance

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Kennel Club is looking for lady field trial handlers

The Kennel Club is looking for lady field trial handlers who wish to be considered for the Gavosie Gundog Trophy for the 2014 – 15 season

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Ask the experts

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I went to a small shoot at a village fete with a friend the other day and when he was being shown the pair of birds, he was closing his gun and following the targets with it. I thought this was against the rules?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Bruised elder leaves have been proven to keep insects at bay

Is there a natural insect repellent we can use on our shoot? We don’t like DEET as it’s really bad for dogs if they accidentally get sprayed or lick our hands. We are plagued by horseflies so we’ll try anything once.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Picture: Diggory Hadoke

If I buy a gun in an auction, do I have any comeback if it is found to be out of proof?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Picture: Laurie Campbell

There is a lot of talk regarding releasing lynx into the UK at the moment. Do you think that they could become a common sight over here, and what do you think their impact might be on our wildlife?

Friday, June 5, 2015

I am booked on a driven hunt in Poland and am worried about travelling with my rifle. Would it be easier to borrow a gun over there?

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