Pheasant shooting in New Zealand

For advocates of lead 
ammunition, the arguments 
have become academic. The 
leaders of our major shooting and countryside organisations have 
signed a statement in support of the 
removal of lead…

shot rabbits in pile

Go out into the field shooting rabbits and you will improve your hunting and shooting skills, learning about how animals avoid humans and predators. The rabbit ranks as some of…

recipe for pheasant stock

In my kitchen, making stock from leftover bones or carcases is part of an economic plan. It is a simple process that extracts a greater value from the bones of…

gun mount

Electronic ear defenders are an excellent way to protect your hearing from permanent damage. We’ve all been out in the field with somebody who says: “Sorry, deaf as a post.…

shotgun cleaning

Shotgun cleaning Faced with a bill of just over £800 for putting his grubby old gun back together, a local sportsman wasn’t very receptive to my advice that it was…

air rifle pest control

What do you do when grey squirrels, rats and corvids are robbing nests of eggs? You get out the airgun - and you lay in wait, as Mat Manning explains

sound moderator on a rifle

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…

Raw chicken wings for dogs

Raw chicken wings for dogs are ideal It’s often claimed that chicken bones are brittle, liable to splinter and are thus dangerous for a dog to eat. That’s certainly true…

gun oil selection

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…

sell a shotgun privately

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…