Heym SR21 rifle

Heym manages to blend seamlessly the art of rifle-smithing and modern manufacture, presenting its guns with an enviable degree of finish. The SR21 rifle has undergone a few modifications from…

licensing fees for firearms increased by Government

The Home Office is exploring an increase in licensing 
fees for firearms. The 
minister responsible for 
firearms licensing, Nick 
Hurd MP, recently confirmed 
in a written answer to 
a Parliamentary…

electric collar on Labrador

Defra is under heavy pressure from a number of organisations, including most notably the Kennel Club (KC), to ban electric shock collars, and has launched an online consultation to gauge…

Shooting a Beretta

David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, wants a fee increase so police are not “subsidising gun ownership” I am pleased to see that BASC’s Bill Harriman is suitably…

antibiotic use in game birds

A coalition of shooting and veterinary groups has urged the game sector to make further cuts to antibiotic use in game birds. A joint statement has been released by the…

deerstalking male deer

The Countryside Alliance (CA) and BASC have both warned of “unintended consequences” 
for shooters stemming from the Government’s proposed new Offensive Weapons Bill. Announced by the Home Office earlier this…

A-Z guide to shooting terms

Q: Having just taken up the pastime of clayshooting 
(the skeet discipline), and having more than a passing interest 
in gameshooting, I find I am bamboozled by the choice of…

black Labrador puppy

If you wanted to start an argument at a game fair, 
you couldn’t go far wrong with initiating a discussion about what the perfect Labrador should look like. Even the…

spaniel puppies

Neutering dogs 
has become such routine practice that I’m sure many people don’t give it a second thought. Bitches always seem to come into season at the most inappropriate time,…

Queen with gamekeepers

HM The Queen has 
shown her support for the fieldsports community by making a donation to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. The gift to the charity was revealed following the Trust’s…

Mauser M12 Impact

Mauser knows what real shooters want from a rifle. The Impact is not only a premium sporting arm at a great price but its overall design of stainless-steel metalwork and…