sound moderator on a rifle

All about sound moderators

Sound moderators – or suppressors – are used to reduce the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash your firearm or air rifle generates when firing. Moderators are sometimes referred to as silencers, but this is misleading as you cannot completely silence the report of a high-velocity bullet. When the rifle…

trap shooting

Here’s what you should know about trap guns and trap shooting

A trap gun is designed for trap shooting and not much use for anything else. Trap guns are specifically designed for the discipline. Features of a trap gun Long barrels, usually at 32in, to help with a smooth and consistent swing High comb height which helps with shot placement and…

rifle accuracy checks

Things that affect rifle accuracy (and how to correct them)

Problems with rifle accuracy frequently frustrates rifle shooters. It’s not surprising really. A rifle is a fine precision instrument. Everything within it needs to work correctly. Many things can affect rifle accuracy. Some you can fix yourself, others you will have to bring to a gunsmith’s attention. Four things that…

gun oil selection

Don’t skimp on cleaning your gun

Choosing gun oil The world of product marketing is a murky one indeed, and for those of 
us on the receiving end it can often seem like the art of adding 
a word or two to justify extracting a few quid more. Unsolicited use of the word ‘artisan’ is an…

sell a shotgun privately

Where do stolen guns end up?

Should you find a Purdey under the bed when an aged relation shuffles off this mortal coil, there will be a few procedures to follow before you can safely consign it to your gun cabinet as its official new owner. The appearance of an unlicensed shotgun is not uncommon and…

Baikal shotguns

31 things you should know about 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. Read our Baikal reviews here. Thanks to Baikal shotguns thousands of UK shooters have been able to afford to enjoy…

secondhand over under shotgun choice

20 popular secondhand all-rounders

So you’re on the hunt for a reliable, good quality secondhand over under shotgun. Which is going to suit you best? Our experts recommend taking a look at the selection below. Why would you choose an over under shotgun? Many consider that an over-and-under delivers a better and more consistent…

garden airgunning

How to enjoy a spot of garden airgunning safely and legally

Provided you follow some sensible safety rules, garden airgunning is a great way to improve your target skills. Any garden with a range of above 20m will make for interesting shooting and allow enough room to set up an air rifle shooting range. Garden airgunning safety Although airguns are low-powered…

PCP air rifles best for shooting rabbits

10 PCP air rifles from £430 to under £1000

We’ve looked around for some cheap PCP air rifles that still do the job, for budgets of up to £500 and under £1000. Once you’ve bought the airgun you’ll be able to enjoy relatively cheap and accurate shooting, whether you’re a target shooter or need to do some pest control.…

Clay pigeon shooting guns

10 best shotguns for clay pigeon shooting

All the shotguns for clay pigeon shooting listed here are worthy to be mentioned. I’ve picked them out for a variety of reasons,  from the budget-busting ATA right up to the mighty wallet bashing Krieghoff. Prices as reviewed. Blaser F16  £2550 This was voted shotgun of the year in 2016…

best airguns

We pick out some of the best airguns around

On the hunt for something new. Looking at air rifles? We’ve rounded up some of the best airguns around . Weihrauch HW100 K, HW100 TK Length: 96cm Weight: 3.3kg with moderator What it offers: A beautifully finished pre-charged air rifle that is rugged in build but with a refined performance.…

410 Mossberg pump action

Is it time to change our mind about pump-action shotguns?

We British are a traditional bunch. Only in recent years have we finally accepted the presence of over-and-under shotguns on driven shoots. If you turned up at a shoot with a semi-auto or pump-action you would probably be asked to leave because it is considered somewhat unsporting to use three…

high pheasant shooting

Cartridges for high pheasants

January has come round again and that means it’s high pheasant time. So we asked around some Guns and shooting instructors of our acquaintance to see what ammunition they used and for any tips they had to share. Concentration “Truly high pheasant shooting needs the right gun and cartridge combination.…

shooting with a dog

Steel-proofing for a Spanish side-by-side

  Anyone with even a vague interest in live quarry shooting will be aware that there is an ongoing conversation about the continued 
use of lead shot. The centre of gravity of this debate has recently shifted away from lead’s toxicity when scattered into the wider environment. This is because…