Christmas Gift Guide - pigeon shooters
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Our selection of Christmas gifts that are perfect for those who love their pigeon shooting...
Polartec Thermal Pro sweater - Beretta
Fleece is the pigeon shooter’s best friend, but, let’s be honest, it isn’t the most attractive material, and when it comes to gifts you want there to be a bit of a ‘wow’ factor on opening. The new Polartec Thermal Pro sweater solves the problem. The smart, jacket-style 300 fleece has a ribbed, knitted appearance on the outside with a fleece interior, and is guaranteed to keep you cosy while looking smart. It is fast drying and breathable. Available in sizes S-3XL.
Clear Pigeon cartridges - Gamebore
Gamebore’s re-engineered Clear Pigeon has been developed in conjunction with our own pigeon expert, Andy ‘Crowman’ Crow. Building on its classic Clear Pigeon, Gamebore has fine-tuned the load to deliver that same performance but at longer range. Designed with the pigeon shooter in mind, to provide high quality at a competitive price without sacrificing on performance, patterns or knockdown power. Available in both plastic and fibre wad options, 30g and 32g loads, and tested for use in semi-auto guns.
RRP: From £249.75 per 1,000
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Si 12 semi-auto - Marocchi
Semi-autos are great for pigeon shooting, and the Si 12 from Marocchi comes in at an affordable price point with some very attractive features. Italian-built, lightweight and elegant, the gun features a new reloading system with a super simple mechanism to minimise maintenance. A great shot pattern is helped by the St Etienne steel barrel, which is designed to provide powerful and precise distribution of pellets. Available in 12-bore with 25”, 26” or 28” barrel. Comes with five choke tubes.
Classic flask - Stanley
You can’t beat a hot flask of soup on a cold day
in the hide, and why look further than the ultimate flaskmaker that’s been in business since 1913. Stanley’s classic flask is made of stainless steel with a durable rust-proof finish, and features a heavy duty handle, double-wall vacuum insulation, and an 8oz lid that doubles as a drinking cup. This beast will keep its contents hot for up to 24 hours – if you’re spending longer than that in the hide, you have issues.
Decoy bag - UK Shoot Warehouse
If you know a pigeon shooter, you will know they are the kings of kit… from nets to hide poles, decoys to cartridges, the amount of gear you can collect if you are an enthusiast is phenomenal. So, a purpose-made kit bag would be a great gift! The decoy bag from UK Shootwarehouse is not just for decoys but can be used to carry a multitude of kit. Tough and roomy, it features adjustable straps for maximum comfort, a carry handle and drawstring closure.
FF5 Flapper - Flightline Decoys
The range of popular FF5 Flappers, used by Andy Crow, is ever expanding and sure to improve your decoying. Models include the Multi Bird (featuring a 400rpm high torque motor), the Rapid Dual (featuring a unique tail spreader for realism and a random time speed controller) and the B-Tooth (allowing you to control all the action from your hide). Keep an eye out for the FF6 too, coming soon!
RRP: From £64.99