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The Shooting Awards 2020 – who are the winners?

This year's awards were fiercely contested

Shooting Awards 2020 winners

So who won in the Shooting Awards 2020?

Gamebore White Gold cartridges

Gamebore’s unique diamond shot prevents pellets clumping and these cartridges pattern extremely well.

Best clay cartridges (by public vote)

  • Gold: Gamebore White Gold.
  • Silver: Hull Sporting 100
  • Bronze: Eley Hawk VIP Steel ProEco Wad (clay)
Gamebore clear pigeon

This high-performance cartridge gives superb patterns at a competitive price, earning it a cult following.

Best game cartridges (by public vote)

Sportsman Gun Centre

Our winner, by a wide margin, offers a great choice of guns, ammunition, accessories and clothing at affordable prices, with fast service and great staff.

Best gun shop (by public vote)

mount your gun

The home of British shooting, Bisley Shooting Ground emerged as a clear winner. Fans say the instruction is first rate, the grounds are superb and the clubhouse has excellent facilities. The Long Siberia pay-and-play range was also a first favourite

Shooting Awards 2020 – Best ground (by public vote)

  • Gold: Bisley.
  • Silver: Ian Coley Sporting
  • Bronze: EJ Churchill
  • Finalists: Bywell, West London Shooting School, Dovey Valley, Ladyswood Shooting School, Grimsthorpe Estate, Holland & Holland, Oxford Gun Company
Harkila heated waistcoat

The judges thought this heated waistcoat was a brilliant use of new technology to make life more comfortable.

Best shooting accessories

  • Gold: Harkila Heat Waistcoat.
  • Silver: Pro Ferrum wet drying gun oil
  • Bronze: Slipper Dick’s gun wax
  • Finalists in the Shooting Awards 2020: Britbore Mop, Seeland Buckthorn gaiters, Hawke LRF 600 Laser Range Finder Pro, Jack Pyke Weardale jacket, JetWet portable power washer
Sasta Mehto Pro 2.0 Shooting Jacket

Sasta Mehto Pro 2.0 Shooting Jacket

Best shooting coats

  • Gold: Percussion Normandie 3-in-1 jacket. Sasta Mehto Pro 2.0. The judges deemed the Normandie 3-in-1 and Mehto Pro 2.0 jackets to be among the toughest and most practical jackets available on the market.
  • Silver: LCM5 Insulated field jacket by Le Chameau
  • Bronze: Alan Paine Axford coat
Alpina Hunter heated boot

Alpina Hunter heated boot. The Alpina boots are advanced as it comes but cost the same as a good pair of normal boots. The judges agreed the Vibram sole was decent and they’re very supportive.

Best shooting footwear

  • Gold: Alpina Hunter heater boot. Chameau-Lite LCX 10in boot.
  • Bronze: Alan Paine leather waterproof shooting long boot.
  • Finalists: Gateway 1 Pheasant Game 5mm neoprene-lined wellington boot, Dedito Moorland boot
Chameau Lites

The Chameau Lites are brilliant boots that can be worn when stalking hinds in the snow or in a woodland scenario in the spring.

In field with rifle

The judges deemed this rifle to be everything most deer stalkers who are looking for durability would want. Its accuracy was said to be “off the charts”.

Best stalking rifle

Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter 20-bore

The judges thought the Winchester had great handling and represents a lot of gun for the money

Best semi-auto


Browning 525 Sporter Laminated. The judges thought this was an impressively styled gun with superb handling

Best clay gun

Browning B525 Game 1

The Browning was said to have all the hallmarks of an extremely reliable gun

Best game gun

CZ 457 Royal rimfire rifle

There was no doubting the accuracy of the elegant CZ and, as its regal name suggests, it behaved with impeccable manners

Best pest control rifle

best rifle scopes

The judges were mightily impressed by the Hawke Frontier as a mid-range scope. The quality of image it provided when out foxing was comparable to bits of kit at a far higher price.

Best scopes

  • Gold:Hawke Frontier 30 SF5-3-x56
  • Silver: Minox ZE5i 3-15x56mm
  • Bronze: GPO Evolve 6-24x50mm
  • Finalists: Hawke Airmax 2-7×32 airgun scope
Thermion scope

The Pulsar won praise for simplicity

Best night vision

  • Gold: Yukon Photon RT 4.5x42S. Pulsar Thermion XM50 Riflescope
  • Silver: Sightmark Wraith day/night 4-32×50
Pulsar Accolade XP50

The Pulsar Accolade XP50 thermal-imaging binocular impressed the judges. The X-shaped layout of the button control was more comfortable to use than the older in-line style and the small cut-out to fit the bridge of the nose was commented on as a clever design. The sensor is of the highest quality, ensuring fantastic image definition and it boats a fully waterproof IPX7 rating

Best binocular

  • Gold: Pulsar Accolade XP50
  • Silver: Hawke Nature-Trek 10×42