preparing for the new season

If your gun fit is good then your shooting is more likely to be fluid and accurate. If it’s wrong, then the gun won’t point exactly where you want it…

English springer spaniels

If you’re relatively new to the gundog world (or maybe even something of an old hand) there may well be abbreviations and gundog commands that aren’t very familiar. After all,…

gundog in crate in car

The social media post has become all too familiar: a picture of a dog, an appeal, a phone number, the details of the crime. The comments, too, are depressingly recognisable…

AYA Legend De Luxe 20 bore

I can remember in the 1970s as 
a youngster reading Shooting Times and scanning all the 
adverts for guns that I admired, from the significantly expensive handmade English guns to…

Sako Finnlight 2

The new Sako Finnlight 2 — based on the hugely popular Sako 85 action — is a leap towards stalking rifle perfection. There is still the well-proportioned synthetic stock, stainless…

Gamekeeper's pie

Gamekeeper’s pie recipe Ingredients For the mince 100ml  Water 5ml     Rapeseed oil 60g     Diced onion 3g       Garlic puree 2g       Chopped thyme 1          Large diced carrot 1/2      Small diced swede…

culling hinds

Investigating lead alternatives for deer The lead versus non-toxic debate is nothing new to those of us actively involved in the management of deer. This isn’t going to be an…

Shooting Awards 2020 winners

So who won in the Shooting Awards 2020? Best clay cartridges (by public vote) Gold: Gamebore White Gold. Silver: Hull Sporting 100 Bronze: Eley Hawk VIP Steel ProEco Wad (clay)…

UK shooting season gamebirds

The pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting seasons are now open and it's not long until the season opens for some deer in Scotland. Find out when the seasons open with…

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.…

Deer stalkers scanning the hill

Our experts have reviewed 14 rifles for deer stalking that have proven popular and ranked highly with our reviewers. Choosing a calibre Consider the calibre that will fit your deer…