Airgun range near me – we list some of the country’s best

Why do we enjoy going to an airgun range? Everybody has their own answer to that question, and with an estimated 2 million regular airgun shooters in this country, you wouldn’t be short of people to ask. And given that airgunning is so popular, and seemingly on the rise, it’s…

Air rifle case – we share our top picks

When it comes to pest control or stalking in the field, any keen Shot will tell you that you should only take what you need, because you don’t want to be weighed down by unnecessary gear when you’re several miles away from the car. Not only that, you need something…

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Best ear defenders for shooting

So why should you buy the best ear defenders for shooting you can get? Too many shooters seem to be ignorant to the damage that the noise from gunshots can do to their hearing. You only get one pair of ears, so it makes good sense to look after them,…

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Best dog buoyancy aids

Dog buoyancy aids are a key bit of safety kit. Whilst you may feel confident that your dog is a good swimmer, accidents can happen. Dogs can lose their footing on a boat or on a slippery river bank. A puppy may get over excited and go for a dive.…

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Best off-road SUV – take on anything with our top picks

When it comes to having a dependable, solid off-road SUV, there are many factors to consider. You want something that has a big, wide boot that can hold not just your shooting equipment but also your family’s luggage. You want something that is affordable, reliable, perhaps even stylish, and above…

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Best clay pigeon traps: improve your shooting

If you’re fortunate enough to have some land, then you might consider setting up your own clay trap. (Read “Can I set up clay shooting on my own property?”) Providing you follow some key safety rules, then you’ll be able to practise your shooting in your own time, maybe introduce…

Best boot socks – don’t miss our top choices

As we said recently in our top choices for the best walking boots, one thing any keen Shot, fieldsports fan or general outdoor enthusiast will tell you is that you have to look after your feet. Having the best possible boots is a big step in the right direction (no…

Walking boots – what are the best options?

Any keen shot, deer stalker or outdoor enthusiast will know that having a pair of good walking boots is an essential part of your wardrobe. With mile after mile to cover, you need a pair of boots that are comfortable yet durable, waterproof yet breathable, and good value for money. There…

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The best Tattersall shirts for shooting

The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see here.) Tattersall is basically a check or plaid pattern woven into cloth. There are are numerous patterns, as you’ll see in…

Christmas gifts for shooters

Christmas gifts for shooters 2021

We’ve put together a long list of Christmas gifts for shooters that you can buy online which can be delivered directly to the recipient, should you so wish. Scroll down and you’ll find gifts for men, women, children and pets. We’re adding to the list all the time as we…

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Moleskin trousers: we’ve picked out the best for country style

Moleskin has been around for centuries and moleskin trousers have long been a part of a country wardrobe, thanks to their warmth, comfort and durability. Despite the name, the fabric is not made from moles; it is actually created from densely woven pure cotton. Shooting Times contributor Matt Cross says:…

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Best quilted jackets and gilets for country types

Quilted jackets are ideal to wear on their own to keep the chill off, or underneath a thicker coat for warming layering. Or you can opt for a quilted gilet to wear over a sweater or shirt and again under a coat when it’s chilly. (Read our tips on how…

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The best tweed jackets: here are our top picks

It’s always useful to have a few good jackets and blazers to wear and a sports jacket in a Harris tweed or similar is a garment that you’ll put on again and again. The best tweed jackets will look good if you’re having lunch in a country pub, if you’re…

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Best fieldsports books on hunting, shooting and fishing

The best fieldsports books We’ve picked out a list of our favourites below and we’re adding to this list of the best fieldsports books as new publications come out. There’s nothing like settling down with a good read after a day out in the field. Maybe you’re looking to brush…

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The best shooting sticks: a selection for the field

Why we need shooting sticks It’s all too easy to miss a fox or a deer, especially when adrenaline kicks in and you don’t have a solid rest. I know I’ve missed shots in the past when I’ve tried to shoot off a fence post or tree branch and, though…

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Best products for calming anxious dogs

Anxious dogs are miserable. Their worries can be set off by all sorts of things. Separation anxiety, loud bangs, uncertain routine, suitcases appearing in the hall. (If your dog has swallowed something harmful, here are some instructions on how to make a dog vomit in an emergency.) Noise and anxious…

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Camouflage jackets – our top picks

The type of camouflage jackets you are going to need can differ depending on the time of year, location or quarry you are hunting (check out our advice on how to choose the right camouflage). The basics will always apply: pick a camouflage jacket that will help you to blend…

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Best clay shooting vests

What are clay shooters looking for in the best clay shooting vests? (Here’s our advice on what to wear clay shooting.) Clay shooter and Sporting Gun contributor Rhys Plum advises: “The vest is a piece of uniform that unites all us clay shooters. But it is also a great way…

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Are these the best gundog friendly hotels in the UK?

Looking for a hotel to stay in where they will welcome your gundog?  We’ve compiled this list of gundog friendly hotels with shooting facilities nearby or on the premises. If there are any you think we should add to the list, please let us know. If you’re looking for a…