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about shotgun choke

What is a shotgun choke and what does it do? A shotgun choke narrows or constricts the barrel muzzles. This reduces the width of the shot charge or pattern, so…

rifle accuracy checks

Advice on how to get your firearm certificate with information on what police are looking for, what counts as good reason to own a firearm and what variations are

preparing for the new season

If your gun fit is good then your shooting is more likely to be fluid and accurate. If it’s wrong, then the gun won’t point exactly where you want it…

Shooting Awards 2020 winners

So who won in the Shooting Awards 2020? Best clay cartridges (by public vote) Gold: Gamebore White Gold. Silver: Hull Sporting 100 Bronze: Eley Hawk VIP Steel ProEco Wad (clay)…

Baikal shotguns

So why do Baikal shotguns get such good press? They’re not beautiful. Maybe not, but Baikal guns achieve two things that shooters are looking for. They are inexpensive and reliable.…

Deer stalkers scanning the hill

Our experts have reviewed 14 rifles for deer stalking that have proven popular and ranked highly with our reviewers. Choosing a calibre Consider the calibre that will fit your deer…

buying a first gun

It's never too soon to start looking at guns with a view to buying your first and any dealer will be happy to reserve a gun until your certificate arrives

red deer

The deer shooting season If you’re a keen stalker, then you’ll need to know which is the deer shooting season for the different species, and the different dates for stags…

Wood Pigeon

About wood pigeon The main wood pigeon breeding season is much later than most people realise. You may see lots of wing-clapping display flights and hear lots of their distinctive…

Struggling with recoil

1. Have a relaxed and positive attitude Shooting requires what might be called relaxed concentration. According to psychologists, you need to be ‘aroused’ but not too hyped up to do…