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fitting shotgun chokes

The degree of choke in your gun barrel is the difference between the size of the bore — the barrel diameter — relative to the constriction at the muzzle. For…

CIC review 2018

English roe had a good year in 2018. After reporting an increased number of heads presented for measuring in 2017 — the best on record — we were prepared for…

CIC winning head

More than half a century ago, when Shooting Times started publishing annual reviews, if you stalked a roe north or south of the border that was felt to have made…

It has been a vintage year for the Shooting Times Woodcock Club, with 39 new members — compared with 19 last year — and applications still coming in, which brings…

British Shooting Show

Thousands of shooting enthusiasts will descend 
on the NEC in Birmingham  
for the 2019 British Shooting Show. Shooting Times asked organiser John Allison why the show has proven increasingly popular.…

Picking-up is about one thing — finding shot birds. The joy I get from finding one bird that would otherwise be lost gives me more pleasure than shooting even the…

stalk red stags

Heading off to stalk red stags in Scotland is a bucket-list experience for most stalkers. One of the country’s most majestic animals, the red deer is Scotland’s largest native land mammal and one of its…

Franchi Elegante Field

There is a point at which you break away from a budget gun as you seek better quality, though what causes you to make that decision can be difficult to…

people shooting in countryside

For over a century Shooting Times has been essential reading for Britain’s fieldsports community. As part of a weekly publication, news has always been an integral part of Shooting Times’…

2018 game shooting seasons for partridge

The pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting seasons are now open and it's not long until the season opens for some deer in Scotland. Find out when the seasons open with…