Trying guns at IWA Outdoor Classics

Over the last few days, we’ve been checking out new rifles, shotguns and shooting kit at IWA Outdoor Classics, a large trade exhibition in Bavaria, Germany that is a must…

Spaniel entering heavy cover

Graham Watkins, Sporting Gun’s gundog guru offers a solution The causes First of all, this is a problem that can be overcome but it needs to be taken slowly and carefully because you…

Cartridges

Speaking to Shooting Times, David Bontoft, managing director of premium brand Hull Cartridge, said that despite widespread talk of “nasty cartridge people”, the price rises were unavoidable due to the…

Miroku MK 60 Sporting Grade 5

One of the very great pleasures of reviewing shotguns (aside from the obvious) is the experience of visiting Elderkin and Son in Spalding. Not just because I am sure of a comfy spot on the…

Flintlock

If you have ever fired a flintlock, you will know that it feels as if the world has suddenly slipped into slow motion when you compare the experience to that of firing your modern…

airgun pellets

Q: I’ve heard that loading airgun pellets backwards is a great way to achieve a dum-dum effect when controlling pests such as rats. Does it work and could it damage…

Q: I am currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for manslaughter (there was no element of violence in this offence and the court accepted that there was no intention to…

Fieldsports marquée

Changes to the BBC complaints procedure could lead to continued bias against fieldsports from its shows and presenters, say shooting groups. In the past year, the BBC has come under fire from the rural…

Cogswell & Harrison shotgun

Tim chose his Cogswell & Harrison boxlock ejector, with 27 ½inch barrels, 2½ inch chambers – and weight 5¾lb. He explained: “My great-aunt Nancy Metcalfe-Gibson, a legendary sporting lady from…

test the Webley & Scott 1012 Sporter

Tester: Doug Florent Occupation: Owner of Oxford Gun Company Age: 72 Years shooting: 40 Type of shooting: Competition clay shooting Having shot at competitive level for many years, Doug knows his way round a Sporter. As…

Beretta 690 Field I

One lucky Shooting Times reader will win the new Beretta 690 Field I. Beretta has combined technology with tradition, creating an elegant and smooth-shooting shotgun. Beautifully finished, the stock is…