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If you love fieldsports and shooting, then you’ll be amongst like-minded friends at ShootingUK. Whether you’re into clay shooting, gameshooting, stalking or airgunning.

You’ll find ShootingUK packed with gun reviews and guides to help you choose the best kit and equipment to suit you, as well as news stories, features and recipes.

Our team of writers are all experts in the field, whether that’s breeding and training gundogs, wildfowling, deer stalking, pest control, pheasant shooting, gamekeeping, reviewing guns or teaching shooting.  If they think a new shotgun is the best on the market, then you can trust their judgement. ShootingUK shows how the latest releases perform, how they match up to their predecessors and whether they are worth buying.

So whether you’re looking to start shooting or get your DSC1, ShootingUK is the perfect field for you.


David Tomlinson

David is an expert on working dogs and also an ornithologist. He writes weekly for Shooting Times, on different gundog breeds, caring for gundogs and regularly reviews field trials.


Becky McKenzie understands the benefit of custom-made shotguns

Becky McKenzie

Becky holds numerous national and international awards for shooting, is a Qualified CPSA Instructor (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) and specialises in both game and English sporting disciplines.  Her training will help those from novice to advanced clay pigeon shooting.  Becky also specialises in FITASC masterclasses.

Mat Manning 

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Mat has been passionate about shooting and the countryside since childhood. He began his journalism career working on newspapers and has been a regular contributor to numerous fieldsports titles for more than 20 years.

A respected authority on live quarry hunting tactics and equipment, Mat keeps a close eye on new product launches and is a trusted reviewer of guns, optics and accessories.

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is an expert on legal matters and shooting

Bill Harriman is Director of Firearms for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. An internationally recognised authority on firearms and the law relating to them, he is also a firearms forensic examiner who regularly gives expert evidence in the courts. He is also known to millions of TV viewers as an arms and militaria expert on the BBC programme, Antiques Roadshow.

Bruce Potts

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Bruce Potts regularly reviews rifles, ammunition and stalking equipment

Bruce Potts has over thirty years’ experience as a shooter and wildlife photographer. He regularly writes and reviews for Shooting Times, covering subjects including air rifles, rimfire, centre-fires and reloading, to rifle and product testing and hunting features.

Chris Dalton 

Chris Dalton

The founder of South Ayrshire Stalking Chris regularly reviews rifles and stalking kit for Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and on The Shooting Show.

Chris Parkin

Chris is a former Great Britain Team archer. He is now one of the UK’s most respected gun writers and regularly reviews optics for Shooting Times. He is both a hunter and target shooter and his equipment reviews are read keenly by many.

Ellena Swift 

Ellena has worked with and trained dogs for over 17 years. All her life Ellena has been surrounded by family gun dogs, mostly labradors and Alsatians, learning most of her skills from her dad; Robert Swift.
She completed a degree in Agriculture and Animal Science in 2005 at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and consequently lectured at Warwickshire College for over 8 years. She is a fully qualified lecturer, A1 assessor and V1 Internal Verifier in Animal Care & Welfare. Her speciality was canine training and behaviour, covering everything from heel work to music to puppy training.

Mark Heath 

Mark Heath in shooting vest

Mark Heath has over 40 years shooting experience and helps others develop and enjoy their sport. He teaches regularly at the West London Shooting School,  is an APSI Associate Member  and CPSA Sporting Referee/SafetyOfficer.

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Callum Madden

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Chetna Matharu

Chetna has worked on the fieldsports brands since 2016 across print, digital and video. She has worked with manufacturers, distributors and retailers of all sizes.

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