BSA Green Star .22 review

As many of you will already be aware, the Health and Safety Executive published the UK REACH dossier which proposes restrictions on the use of lead ammunition, including airgun pellets. These proposed restrictions remain just that for now, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare for a future that could see…

BSA Silver Star .177

While I’m a lover of domed diabolo pellets, believing them to be more consistent and accurate than any other, I admit that some hollowpoint and pointed designs have exceeded my expectations. But what about a pellet that combines both a hollow and a point? That can’t work, can it? I’m…

Testing shotgun ammunition – Richard Atkins shares his process

Shotgun ammunition performance is something that has interested me since my youth and still does. Some may not understand why this is so but therein is the key: the more testing you carry out, the more differences you will spot. You must then ponder why some cartridges perform differently from…

Eley VIP Steel Pro Eco

Eley VIP Steel Pro Eco – tested by Sporting Gun magazine

My expectations were not high when I tested the new Eley VIP Steel Pro Eco. But I was floored when I found that they were every bit as good as cartridges with lead shot.   I tried to be scientific about testing the new eco cartridges and used a pattern…

Biodegradable cartridges

Two new eco-friendly cartridges launch in the UK

Environmentally-minded shooters and wildfowlers will welcome the arrival of BioAmmo cartridges in the UK, available in lead and steel in both clay and game loads. “They are unique” says importer Nick Levett-Scrivener of Shooting Star, speaking to Shooting UK. “There has been nothing like them in the UK before.” Fully…

new Gamebore biodegradable cartridge

July launch for new Gamebore environmentally friendly cartridge

Environmentally minded Shots will be able to shore up their eco credentials with an exciting new cartridge being launched by Gamebore in July – the  Dark Storm with Quad Seal  – a new version of the famous Dark Storm cartridge. On its website Gamebore says that: “The benefits of the…

wildfowler on foreshore

Ammunition for wildfowlers

Before we start, I should point out that cartridge choice is personal preference and you need to do your research to find one that suits your needs, gun and quarry. You should also be aware of what your gun is capable of firing and seek advice from a firearms dealer…

Creedmoor 6.5 size comparison

The 6.5mm Creedmoor round – why stalkers are talking about it

Q: I keep hearing about a new round called the 6.5mm Creedmoor and friends say it 
is the best cartridge for deer. 
Is that true? A: The 6.5 Creedmoor is one 
of the new wave of cartridges designed to get the best possible ballistics from an efficient case design. The…

Brown rat

Cartridges for vermin

The game season might be finished but now’s the time to mount an onslaught against those birds and beasties which, given half a chance will steal game bird eggs and kill sitting hens come the nesting season

pigeon shooting cartridges

Pigeon shooting cartridges review

Pigeon shooting cartridges review: Charles of Just Cartridges zooms in on three new woodpigeon loads that deliver both great knock down power, and terrific value for money.

.22WMR Cartridge ammunition review

Bruce Potts tests a range of .22WMR cartridges, from flat-shooting loads to deep penetrators, and finds them ideal for all kinds of vermin.

.17 Hornet calibre review

.17 Hornet calibre review: Rifle expert George Wallace investigates a baby centrefire that’s been a long time in development - the .17 Hornet.

20-bore high game cartridge review

We’ve got plenty of suitable 12-bore loads available for shooting high birds but what about the increasingly popular 20?

.35 Remington cartridge review

.35 Remington cartridge review: Modern ballistics have found solutions to many problems, but Bruce Potts finds a century-old cartridge able to stand its ground in close-range stalking.

24g shotgun cartridges review

With the exception of some budget priced 1oz clay loads the cost of cartridges continues to creep ever upward and the latest price increase on the metals market is bound to make more shooters take a look at what 24gm shells have to offer.

.20 Tactical calibre review

The .20 Tactical calibre is often considered as the best pest control round for British shooters. Will manufacturers ever make the rifles to match it?