Bargain shooting kit

Bargain shooting kit you’ll want to snap up

Dubarry Leitrim women’s leather boots £149 WAS £279 Stylish and practical, these 3/4 height boots are made from Dubarry’s water resistant DryFast-DrySoft™ leathers, breathable and lined with GORE-TEX®. Dubarry Verney Carron Beauceron Vest £19.95 WAS £44.95 100% Cotton Hunting Vest from Verney Carron, France’s Premium Shooting Brand. Excellent quality and value…

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The best shooting kit

Lucy King picks the best shooting kit to suit all budgets including shooting coats, shooting breeks, shooting shirts and fleece gilets

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The best British brands for a gentleman

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Top 10 pieces of essential shooting kit

  The cape At first glance, a cape may appear a slightly strange sartorial choice for a determined gun, but when the heavens open, you won’t just look like a superhero, you’ll feel like one, too. ‘Buy yourself a Purdey cape,’ advises James Horne, chairman of the famous English gunmaker.…

How shooting clothing has changed in 100 years

The shooting suit that we think of today — jacket, waistcoat and plus fours — has barely shifted with the times over the past century, says tailor Charlie Baker-Collingwood. “In photos you see from the 1920s and 1930s, everyone is wearing tweed suits and jackets, fitted nicely around the chest,…

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Six prestigious tailors for bespoke shooting tweeds

Inheriting a pair of Purdeys or a grouse moor? That would certainly delight most keen Shots. But wearing great-grandfather’s old tweeds? Not so much. Moths will have done their worst, the state of the lining may leave much to be desired and in any case the whole effect will be…

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Boots or wellies for airgunning?

A: The snug fit of lace-ups does tend to mean that they lend themselves well to stalking, and I  sometimes appreciate the extra ankle support when covering long distances, but I don’t regard them as essential. Rubber boots have come a long way over recent years, and fit tends to be good if you opt for…

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The Novice Shooter’s new clothes

It is evident that clothing is a significant expense when you take up shooting. It is vitally important to choose the right stuff, as no outdoor sport is fun in inappropriate attire. One advantage of the lengthy shotgun certificate application time was that I was able to buy the associated shooting…

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Harris Tweed

“It’s not all old. Brand new in 1970,” Donald John Mackay replied when I asked him whether his loom is an old one. “This’ll be it for me. I bought it in 1984, but I won’t need another.” Coincidentally, 1970 is when Donald started weaving. “My aunty set me up…

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How to choose the right camouflage

By Jon Snowdon Guests preparing to visit Greenlee for deer stalking often ask what they should bring with regards to equipment, especially clothing. They query if it is acceptable to wear camouflage – to which the answer is yes, of course. We do, however, stalk over some ground where those…

SealSkinz shooting gloves

SealSkinz shooting gloves: I’ve worn the older version of these gloves for a couple of years now and, apart from not keeping my hands that warm, they’ve been excellent.

Seeland Crief Overtrousers

Seeland Crief Overtrousers: These overtrousers must have been designed by someone who has struggled to get into waterproofs while wearing walking boots or wellies.

Seeland Exeter Dog Trainer trousers

Seeland Exeter Dog Trainer trousers: Seeland say These are designed specifically for people who regularly train dogs and attend field trials – they’re made from a tough, waterproof material called Taslan.

Drake Collegiate camo hoody

Drake Waterfowl has been producing some of the best hunting clothing for the US for a number of years and it’s now appearing here in the UK.

Summit Hydration Pack

Summit Hydration Pack: This is now my first choice rucksack for stalking trips. Its 1,075 cubic inch capacity - featuring a 17 x 10 x 4 inch main compartment - is perfect for a day’s outing.