Image credit: Holland & Holland

Here are all our clayshooting articles in one section – browse through and see what catches your eye.

If you’re a beginner we’ve advice on the best shotgun to start shooting clays, how to get into clay pigeon shooting and places to learn.

Want to improve your clayshooting technique?

If you’ve been shooting clays for a while but think there’s room for improvement (and be honest) we’ve tips from expert clay instructors on how to polish your technique and how to get out of any bad habits you may have fallen into.

You might not be George Digweed but you can certainly learn how to improve your scores, as we show you here. We also offer some tips on the gear to wear when you’re on the clay ground. 

We have videos on clay pigeon shooting to watch and a roundup of clay pigeon shooting grounds.

Clayshooting guns | Clay pigeon cartridges | Improve your clayshooting | Clay pigeon shooting grounds |Clothes for shooting clays

techniques for different clays

Top techniques for different clays

Interception technique The first method that Graham looked at was the interception technique, which is a simple method. Graham took Giacomo to a simple slow teal target. 
 Graham says, “Interception here is working on one plane, taking the gun 
to the point of the shot and with very 
little…

clay cartridges

What’s the best clay cartridge for success?

Limits for different disciplines, speed … read on to discover what you need to know about the best clay cartridges for your purposes  Q. How much shot? A. For the ruling on maximum shot loads and sizes for each discpline, take a look at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s Booklet.…

single driven clay

How to hit a single driven clay

What I am looking for in a beginner is preferably a calm personality, but in keeping with all shooters, they need to have a good understanding of timing, which is vital. They also need to be able to process information without any panic or haste. It is my job as…

Charity clay pigeon shoot

22 important points you should know BEFORE organising a charity clay day

With thanks to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) for its help in compiling this key advice. Get a Section 11(6) permission under the 1968 Firearms Act from your local police firearms department. This allows non-certificate holders to be in possession of ammunition and a shotgun under supervision. Most police…

instruction at West London Shooting School

A morning on the clays at West London Shooting School

A bright blue January sky, a crisp tinge to the air and sunshine. What better day to have a clayshooting lesson? The West London Shooting School is tucked away just off the A40 about an hour’s drive out of central London, so it’s the perfect place to brush up on…

Best shooting grounds

14 of the best clayshooting grounds in the UK

Bisley & Braidwood, Surrey & Scotland The famous Bisley has two shooting grounds in the UK. There is the shooting ground in 3,000 acres of Surrey heath and woodland just outside London, and the Braidwood ground just south of Edinburgh. A post shared by Bisley Shooting Group #Bisley (@bisleyshootinggroup) on…

Ed Solomons

How to improve your clay shooting in 2018

One of the first things I do when starting a training plan with new customers is to set a list of goals that they wish to achieve over the coming season, followed by what you might call a “shooting basics health check”. This isn’t anything especially exciting. However I think…

clayshooting lesson on crossers

Clayshooting lesson on long, slow crossers

Jonty has has been enjoying his Krieghoff Parcours, which he has shot with for about a year and uses ¾ choke in both barrels with No8 shot Gamebore White Gold cartridges. He also offers tuition for gameshooters at the Crabtree Clay Shoot. A clayshooting lesson on crossers Jonty said: “With…

Skeet layout target practice

Do you know the four basics for competent shooting?

There are four basic building blocks for shotgun competence in clay and gameshooting. Stance and balance. Gun-mount and the avoidance of head lifting. Gun-swing and an understanding 
of the gun and target movement. Lead or forward allowance. Target practice The best place to rehearse and train these competencies is on…

A-lister celebrities who have shot clays for charity

via GIPHY Sir Sean Connery The original James Bond stirred himself on the clay ground when he was part of Sir Jackie Stewart’s Rolex Celebrity Challenge at Gleneagles Shooting School. The charitable event raised an impressive £650,000.     Vinnie Jones Well-known as a keen countryman, as well as a film…

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell shoots clays for charity

Bit of clay shooting today 💥 @wingsforlife @fabianaecclestone #wingsforlife A post shared by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on Jul 12, 2017 at 8:08am PDT Geri Horner, as she is now known, has taken to country life with enthusiasm since marrying in 2015 and lives with her husband on an estate in…

shooting clay pigeons

How to stand when shooting clays

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