The 2008 Shooting Industry Awards, hosted by IPC Media, were announced on 3 June at a ceremony held at the E. J. Churchill shooting ground. The day included a clay shooting competition and awards lunch in the main shooting lodge. The award judges were Shooting Times Editor Camilla Clark, Sporting Gun editor Robin Scott and Shooting Gazette editor Will Hetherington. The judging panel was chaired by the publisher of the three magazines, Fiona Mercer.


Best new gun: Garlands: Fausti SL Deluxe
Best new rifle: GMK’s Sako 85 Bavarian
Best new airgun: Webley & Scott’s Stingray II
Best field cartridge: Lyalvale Express – Supreme Game
Best clay cartridge: Hull Cartridge – Sovereign
Best rifle cartridge: Browning-Winchester Supreme 17HMR
Best gunshop – joint winners: Sportarm of Dorchester and Garlands
Best shooting equipment supplier: Napier
Best shooting ground: Newnham Park
Best clothing product: Barbour’s Linhope Endurance three-in-one jacket
Best new footwear: Garlands – Grub’s Stalker
Best website: Just Cartridges (
Best new optic: Highland Outdoors – Nikko Stirling Nighteater
Shooting accessory: GMK’s Gunmat

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