Sporting Gun is the best selling magazine for clay, game and rough shooters. Monthly features range from gundog training to pigeon shooting, game shooting to wildfowling – along with sound, practical advice on equipment and techniques to help the beginner, intermediate or experienced shot get more enjoyment from their sport. Sporting Gun is a must for anyone who invests time in and money on their shooting.

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Rabbit control expert

Rabbit control has been my job since 2000 and I can certainly say the past 18 years have gone quickly. People have said to me on numerous occasions, “That is…

Big Farmland Bird Count

Gamekeepers, farmers and land managers across the country are being asked to pledge their support to the Big Farmland Bird Count. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust-led project is back…

Fausti Class RD

The Editor of Sporting Gun puts this Italian game gun through its paces and discovers that Fausti's Class RD is a fast-handling gun whose performance more than matches its looks

Labrador bitch with puppies

A reader writes: “I have a really good black Labrador that I would like to have a litter from and keep back a puppy. Any others from the litter I…

high birds

A high driven target is quite straightforward, the shooter moving the gun on the same line as the target and giving the required lead and follow-through. But there are a…

EJ Churchill Regal

It’s rare to see a side-by-side on a game shoot these days. They have fallen out of fashion and, although us shooters might like to think we are sticklers for…

waterproof shooting jackets

It is safe to say that the warmest days of the year are behind us and everyone heading out into the field is looking to take something with them that…

gundog with gamebird

Q:  My gundog eats game instead of returning and leaving it. Twice last season my Labrador ate 
a brace of partridges laid to cool in the back of the pickup.…

alcohol, guns and the law

An alarming viral email was recently widely distributed among members of the shooting community. It alleged that shoots will be specifically targeted by police with breathalyser tests over the Christmas…

shooting doubles

SHOOTING TIPS: Left & rights: Mark from Grimsthorpe Shooting Ground shows you how to tackle those elusive left and rights.