shooting clay pigeons

Improve your clay shooting by learning how stance, weight distribution and general preparation before, during and after you call for the bird will help you break more targets

Deer at night

As a wildfowler I am allowed to shoot duck and geese under the moon and I can also shoot rabbits, foxes and wild boar at night. Is there some reason…

When you’re up against today’s breed of religious nutter, who’d want a job as a tactical cop in a firearms response team? Slotting an escaped bullock or a gun-wielding loner in…

Zeiss Conquest V6 scope

Low light conditions sort out the men from the boys when it comes to optics. Budget scopes – while offering reasonable image quality in good light conditions – often become…

BREDA_930i

As we are still in summer season clay shooting mode, this month I thought I would try the Breda 930i to take a look at. I have to say I…

Secondhand value-for-money semi-auto shotguns Hatsan Escort Magnum

Hatsan Escort Magnum Target Price: £330 In the 1960s, two trend-setting semi-autos were introduced – one from the USA and the other from Italy. Both were no-nonsense guns that became favourites, primarily with clay…

woman with shotgun in field

It surprises me that sensitivity to recoil seems to have little to do with physical build. I’ve met guys built like Jack who find recoil painful, and also skinny guys…

Pigeon shooting kit

If I take the fore-end off my shotgun before I leave it locked in the car, is this showing due diligence (assuming the gun’s out of sight and locked up…

Sealyham terrier

The phone rang, “Hello Nick, it’s Harry Parsons, what you doing next Tuesday?” A quick check of the diary and it looked all clear. “Fancy coming out for a day’s…

young female Gun

I have a Browning B325. It's a big improvement on the Spanish over-under I had, except I'm constantly getting bruised on my face and lower shoulder. I've never suffered from…

Rooks

Do rooks do as much harm to nesting game birds as carrion crows and magpies. If so, what's the best method of control?

group clay pigeon shooting lesson

Of course there are those of us who have been shooting most of our lives and possibly think we know all there is to know about shooting. Meeting Doug Florent,…

Marocchi Evo Black

With the extra hour of daylight and the sun starting to show itself more regularly, my thoughts slowly turn to clayshooting. Since leaving the Navy I don’t do as much competing…