Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette

August brings with it the Glorious Twelfth and that means the start of the grouse shooting season. As if you didn’t know that already. Will you be heading for the…

July often means only one thing for shooting people: The Game Fair. The countryside’s biggest and best event makes its debut at Hatfield House between July 28 – 30, and…

ribless game guns

Adam Calvert writes: The main purpose of removing ribs is to reduce barrel weight and, as a result, improve speed of handling or reduce the overall weight of the gun. Some…

Young Shot

Q:  I would like to buy my son his first shotgun as a birthday present when he turns 14 this summer. Can he have his own shotgun certificate or is…

We’re talking stalking throughout June’s Shooting Gazette, embarking on some often perilous journeys both at home and abroad in search of memorable stories that will last a lifetime. There’s also…

miss a shot

Each year at our shoot, we have a day, usually in June, when we gather to shoot a few clays and have a BBQ. Last year, to add some interest,…

sell a shotgun privately

Compulsory shotgun training by Ben Samuelson Many of my happiest childhood memories are of the times I was taken shooting by my father – I didn’t even pick up a…

Llechweddygarth shooting drive

Beeches, Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire This shoot is one for the connoisseurs and Kim Beddall has any number of fine drives across three beats. Shooting Gazette correspondent John Walker said: “While…

pigeon flying

A recent question from a reader asked what cartridges I used for pigeon shooting. The answer is simple: Gamebore Velocity, 28gram loaded with No.7½ shot. But the explanation for my…

Shooting birds in the field

1.The sun was in my eyes… This is a classic, especially among partridge shooters in, as it might be, October when the sun tends to hang low in the sky…

In this special gundog issue we pay tribute our four-legged shooting friends. There are more than 20 pages of features, interviews, advice and reports saluting the invaluable contribution our canine…

Everyone involved in shooting knows gamekeepers are the backbone of the sport, going above and beyond the call of duty to help show guns the best possible birds day after…

DIY shoot beaters

Many shoots on farms and estates, with just a modest number of shoot days taken by family and friends, will be run as DIY shoots and private affairs and very much outside the scope of…

shotgun certificate

Q: In light of the huge delays in processing shotgun certificate renewals in some counties (Lincolnshire for example) what is your advice to help speed up the process of receiving my shotgun certificate? I call and…

Vintage luggage

A: Firstly congratulations. It’s on my bucket list. I very much like the idea of enjoying a little early sunshine, shooting and eating a little jamon Ibérico washed down with some manzanilla. Let us know how you…

Shooting with choke

A: In more recent years it has become fairly standard practice for over-unders to be multi-choked, thereby opening up a dilemma for many shooters about what choke to use. I think this decision is best made by…