lead shot

The use of lead shot is once again in jeopardy as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) considers restricting its use. Last year, before leaving office as DEFRA secretary, Elizabeth Truss…

Beretta Ultralight Gold

Long-term experts in using alloy metals in constructing their guns, Beretta build the Ultralight Gold largely from a tough, lightweight aluminium alloy with the main wearing parts of the gun…

August brings with it the Glorious Twelfth and that means the start of the grouse shooting season. As if you didn’t know that already. Will you be heading for the…

eye dominance and shooting

Eye dominance and your shooting! Everyone can improve their shooting by understanding more about eye dominance.

July often means only one thing for shooting people: The Game Fair. The countryside’s biggest and best event makes its debut at Hatfield House between July 28 – 30, and…

Young Shot

Q:  I would like to buy my son his first shotgun as a birthday present when he turns 14 this summer. Can he have his own shotgun certificate or is…

We’re talking stalking throughout June’s Shooting Gazette, embarking on some often perilous journeys both at home and abroad in search of memorable stories that will last a lifetime. There’s also…

miss a shot

Each year at our shoot, we have a day, usually in June, when we gather to shoot a few clays and have a BBQ. Last year, to add some interest,…

This month we’re paying a visit to the Crichel shoot in Dorset for a day’s sport with some inspirational people from Help For Heroes’ shooting programme. The day, which seventh-generation…

sell a shotgun privately

Compulsory shotgun training by Ben Samuelson Many of my happiest childhood memories are of the times I was taken shooting by my father – I didn’t even pick up a…

Gun and gamekeeper

Another season is over and I have no complaints at all. The abundance of wild food sent shivers down many a gamekeeper’s spine in early autumn; food intake was low,…

shooting high birds

Beeches, Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire This shoot is one for the connoisseurs and Kim Beddall has any number of fine drives across three beats. Shooting Gazette correspondent John Walker said: “While…

pigeon flying

A recent question from a reader asked what cartridges I used for pigeon shooting. The answer is simple: Gamebore Velocity, 28gram loaded with No.7½ shot. But the explanation for my…

castles offering shoot days

Game shooting: From Arundel, Belvoir and Highclere to Caerhays, Alnwick and Mulgrave, the UK has some of the finest castles in the world, many of which offer game shooting.

Shooting birds in the field

1.The sun was in my eyes… This is a classic, especially among partridge shooters in, as it might be, October when the sun tends to hang low in the sky…