Shooting Gazette

Shooting Gazette
struggles with recoil

Q:  I’ve started struggling with recoil when using my 12 bore: what can I do to reduce it? Is it time to change to a 16-bore? It’s really strange as…

High bird

A:  This is a great question as when high bird shooting there is an optimum point at which to shoot the bird, one I often refer to in my lessons…

Skeet layout target practice

There are four basic building blocks for shotgun competence in clay and gameshooting. Stance and balance. Gun-mount and the avoidance of head lifting. Gun-swing and an understanding 
of the gun…

Sir Ian Botham

How and when did you get into shooting? I’m a country boy so it was a natural thing for me to do: I was brought up in Somerset and since…

high curling pheasants

Q: Any tips for bringing down those fast, curling pheasants that have the wind at their backs? A: Curling pheasants can be one of the most difficult shots in the…

Whether your favourite shoot is big or small, and whether you’re there with shotgun, beaters’ flag or dog lead in hand, we can all agree our sport means the world…

noisy gundog puppy

Tail docking: It is one of the most emotive subjects in the gundog world, so education is key to knowing where owners, breeders and vets stand on tail docking.

Pheasant shoots: Looking for top pheasant shoots? From Warter Priory and Angmering to Towie and Wrackleford, we list the top 10 pheasant shoots in the UK.

Bisley shooting ground

Top grounds for game shooters Barbury, Wiltshire Nestled into the foot of the Marlborough Downs just a few minutes from Junction 15 of the M4 this picturesque ground is well…

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…