best air rifles under £500

One of the greatest appeals of airgun shooting is its affordability. For a few hundred pounds — and sometimes significantly less — you can pick up an air rifle that…

Arthritis in dogs

Does a chocolate Labrador have a shorter life? A recent headline in the Daily Telegraph  proclaimed chocolate Labradors die younger and have more health problems than yellow and black ones…

working dog

Though the existence of the Kennel Club may not appear to have much impact on those who enjoy the sport of gameshooting, it would be foolhardy to underestimate its importance,…

black Labrador

Q: My dog drags 
its rear end along the ground frequently. I am told this is a sign that he needs his anal glands emptied by a vet. Why is…

The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3

This month, we assess 
the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 semi-automatic 
as a wildfowling gun. Fowling and pigeon shooting are probably the two most common uses in the UK, other…

testing gun cabinets

A muscular man in the middle of the room swung a large hammer up over his head and brought it crashing down on a metal cabinet. It was not an…

meat in freezer

Freezing pigeons: I lost quite a few pigeons last summer because I didn’t get to the game dealer quickly enough so this year I’ve decided to buy a freezer.…

rats in hen house

Having an air rifle in the house often proves handy for impromptu backyard pest control. My airguns are called into action in the garden to deal with marauding grey squirrels,…