Sporting Gun

read a clay target

Last month we looked at a few 'firsts' in the shooting world, safety first, first gun, first targets and the like. Carrying on from this I'd like to reconsider how…

partridge chargrilled sweet potato

Game recipe: Spatchcock Partridge with Chargrilled Sweet Potato: Top chef Mark prepares a seasonal, no nonsense dish using partridge that can either be cooked on the BBQ (weather permitting!) or…

questions about eye dominance

I have to close my left eye because of eye dominance, so sometimes I lose sight of high driven birds – what can I do to stop this?

gundog with owner

Have you ever wanted to get into game shooting and wondered where to begin? Well, that’s just what Johnathan Cox, head keeper at the Buckhurst Estate in East Sussex, is…

One of Italy’s newer gunmaking companies, Caesar Guerini has progressed quickly. Started in 2000 by brothers Giorgio and Antonio Guerini, the company moved in 2002 into purpose-built premises in the…

shooting clay pigeons

Improve your clay shooting by learning how stance, weight distribution and general preparation before, during and after you call for the bird will help you break more targets

check gun is fitted properly

The clay that's crossing in front of the stand is probably one of the most common targets you’re ever likely to encounter on an English sporting layout

Rooks

Do rooks do as much harm to nesting game birds as carrion crows and magpies. If so, what's the best method of control?

group clay pigeon shooting lesson

Of course there are those of us who have been shooting most of our lives and possibly think we know all there is to know about shooting. Meeting Doug Florent,…

Armsan A620 Combo

Having recently opened a junior section at our local wildfowling club, I was duly asked by several of our members to suggest a potential option for their respective youngsters. The…

Fox

One of the consequences of shooting foxes is that if there’s any increase in, say, the rabbit population, you’ll get the blame from the farmer whether it’s justified or not. As a result, one of…

Spaniel entering heavy cover

Graham Watkins, Sporting Gun’s gundog guru offers a solution The causes First of all, this is a problem that can be overcome but it needs to be taken slowly and carefully because you…

Liam Bell keeper

What did you do before becoming a keeper? I went to school! I never really wanted to do anything else. I remember my father, who was a chemical engineer, saying I’d make a good…