Sporting Gun magazine Mike George

Sporting Gun remembers Mike George

Here is a list of some of the pieces he wrote for Sporting Gun magazine, which are read over and over again on Shooting UK. A true professional to the last, Mike always handed his copy in time, despite suffering from the effects of a serious illness. 12 of the…

gun cabinets

7 legal things about gun cabinets you need to know

1.  Do you need to heat your gun cabinets in winter? If the temperature is plummeting outside will your guns suffer if the cabinet is in an unheated room that’s a bit damp? Is there a danger of the cabinet rusting?  Coldness on its own does not cause rust, but…

Can’t stop stopping my gun

Can’t stop stopping my gun

Q: How do I stop myself stopping the gun when I shoot? A: Tony says: Stopping the gun as you shoot can be down to a number of factors. Let’s assume that the gun fits, as an incorrectly fitted gun can cause all sorts of problems – especially to your…

shooting stance

Footwork and how it affects your success when shooting

Most Guns don’t understand how footwork helps them, and when asked will probably answer along the lines of killing the bird wherever your front foot is, or something to that effect. Here’s why  good shooting footwork is essential Your shooting stance gives you the platform from which to mount your…

Tick with tick remover

15 vital things you need to know about Lyme Disease

New advice has been given by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible. Saul Faust, Professor of paediatric immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Southampton and chair of…

The best cover crops for the part-time keeper

The best cover crops for the part-time keeper

Cover crops can do many things to enhance a shoot: Provide options for early-season drives when the woods might have too much leaf on the trees to push pheasants out Link areas of land where there are no natural transfer points such as hedges or ditches Give more options in…

Checking right gun fit

Is the fit right on my gun?

I've bought a Beretta for clay shooting as a spare, but I'm not sure the gun fit is right as I don’t shoot as well with it as I do my old workhorse.

Any Sharp knife sharpener

How to sharpen a knife and keep it that way

Q: Can you recommend a knife sharpener please? I cannot 
find a decent one for my rabbiting and stalking knives. A: I get asked this a lot and it is an 
area I still struggle with — that 
of getting a keen edge to a blade and, better still, keeping…

Gun fit instruction

A lesson on gun fit

The season was drawing to an end when I received a call from Shooting Times Editor Patrick Galbraith. 
Patrick mentioned that he wasn’t entirely happy with his shooting 
over the season; he had been frustrated at his inconsistency on many days. He thought it was time 
to try to sort…