Shooting advice: I've read a book on skeet clay shooting written by an American coach who says the knee on our front leg needs to be bent and the gun should be mounted with the elbow held high - almost at right angles to the shoulder pouch.
When pigeon shooting last summer, I enjoyed a couple of days on laid wheat in hot weather - the only trouble was the heat haze from the barrels caused problems when the gun was mounted. How do you stop this haze occurring? Would it help to pour cold water down…
Deer stalking: I've just returned from deer stalking, where a shot I took went low and the animal ran into cover. There were a few clumps of rushes in front of the deer, but they didn’t seem too thick to me.
Shooting advice: I was wondering what the legal age is to be in possession of, or carry, a .22 calibre air rifle at 12ft/lb to or from a shooting ground. I’m 15 and I would like to know this before I go out and get nicked by the police.
Shooting: If numbers are not important, until they are assembled, why is it that when I buy soft pointed bullets dealers will only let me have the number of bullets that correspond with the loaded rounds I am allowed to buy?
Pigeon shooting: In your opinion, are more pigeon shooters now using steel shot cartridges to keep costs down? The reason I ask is that nobody seems to be talking about the subject, yet clay shooters openly admit that they are using the stuff.
Pigeon shooting: I’ve now shot two wood pigeon, but have been unable to find a single pellet hole or mark on the body or neck. Have you ever come across a similar situation? Surely the bird doesn’t die of fright - or does it?
Shotgun licence: I live in Essex and included in my recent shotgun certificate renewal pack there was a form I was required to sign to the effect that if my certificate renewal was delayed I could keep my guns in the approved storage but not use them.