Information about a number of products and accessories that will enhance your shooting experience

Scope mounts

A step-by-step guide to fitting scope mounts

Most airgun shooters put plenty of time and thought into the selection of a new gun or scope, but the significance of choosing the right mounts and ensuring that they are properly fitted is frequently overlooked. Mounts provide the vital link between your airgun and optics, and making the wrong choice will usually compromise accuracy. Quality pays It is…

best rifle scopes

Five of the best rifle scopes

Bruce Potts rounds up the five best rifle scopes on the market at the moment ranging from a budget friendly £549.99 to a more high end price at £2,740. Kahles Helia 5 2.4-12x56mm Kahles, established in 1898, is the oldest scope manufacturer in the world. Its new range carries the…

midge proof clothing

How to stop midges spoiling your season

When the dark cloud descends, it’s not usually a rain cloud that ruins your day of shooting, but a swarm of midges biting your exposed flesh. We have rounded up the best midge proof clothing to keep the bugs at bay and to ensure your day in the countryside isn’t…


Focus, aimpoint, shoot

Optics on the market today are complex both in construction and use. One sight, however, is proud of its simplicity on both fronts: Aimpoint. These small, robust optics are an increasingly common sight on our gunshop shelves. The company is still family owned, and the original Aimpoint sight was invented in 1975…

Rifle Scopes

Five rifle scopes for under £600

Every month there seems to be a new addition to the long line of optics available to the rifle shooter. Be it vermin, foxes, or deer, every aspect, style, model and technological gizmo for rifle scopes has made its way into gunshops to entice shooters. I love scopes — well, anything optical really, but…

Prescription Shooting Glasses

Getting a clear shot with prescription shooting glasses

I had been shooting for five years and had already won a number of competitions, including the English Open Down-the-Line and English Open Skeet Championship when, at the age of 17, it became apparent to me that I could not see clearly what I was shooting at. This coincided with my learning to…

Mallard stick head

Stick to it

Marc Cotterill used to be a mechanic, working on lorries, but three years ago he turned his hand to stick making. “My grandfather had always made sticks and carved the heads, but only as a hobby,” Marc told me. “He taught me to carve the wood and how to make up…

.17HMR moderators

Ten of the best .17HMR moderators

Silence is golden where pest control is concerned, so after testing full-bore and .22 rimfire moderators Bruce Potts turns his attention to the increasingly popular .17HMR calibre

christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

With less than a month to go until Christmas, Shooting Times offers a selection of this year's top seasonal gift choices

Seeland Chasse fleece

Seeland Chasse fleece

Seeland Chasse fleece: This lightweight fleece is made from 100% lined polyester. The cuffs, collar, zips and pockets feature a suede effect finish as well as an elasticated bottom drawstring.

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The Velveteen Game Carrier

Velveteen Game Carrier: "I have received my Velveteen and am totally blown away by the overall look and quality of materials used. I had great expectations for the product and I have not been disappointed." (Edward Getty - Killinchy Co Down)

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Asolo Tribe Mens Walking Boots

Asolo Tribe Mens Walking Boots: The Asolo Tribe GTX Mens Walking Boots are constructed with a high quality water resistant leather upper, complete with a waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort lining, and an extended centred lacing to the toes for a terrific fit.