Cartridges for clay pigeon shooting

best cartridge for a shotgun

How to choose the best cartridge for your gun and your type of shooting

Which shooting cartridge you should use depends on a number of factors, but what gun you have and what you are going to shoot are the primary ones. Know your chamber size Cartridges come in different sizes, not only calibre. Having the right calibre should be obvious, but having the…

shotgun cartridges

Are you using the right cartridge?

You’ll need to think about a variety of considerations to be using the right shotgun cartridge. Chamber length The cartridge you use needs to match the length of your shotgun chamber or be smaller. If you use a cartridge with a longer chamber length than your gun you are likely…

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.…

best clayshooting cartridges reviewed

12 of the best clayshooting cartridges reviewed

The clay-shooting cartridges listed here are the products of just six companies. From their extensive ranges we have picked just two cartridges – a 28g general competition load, and a light load suitable for shooters who are particularly affected by recoil. Some of this latter group are subsonic, so are…

cartridge colour

Should cartridge colour denote bore?

Q: Why don’t cartridge makers stick 
to an internationally agreed colour code for different bore sizes as used to be the case (12-bore were red, 16-bore blue and 20-bore yellow)? Surely this would stop all of these dreadful accidents where people who mix cartridges double-load a 12-bore on top of…

No. 9 shot

Get shot of No. 9s…

John says: Too many people hamper their scores by constantly changing chokes and worrying about shot sizes. They seem to forget that No. 8 shot – and certainly 7½ shot – fired through ¼ and ½ choke will cope with just about every target on a Sporting layout. Eights are a good all-round choice but it’s worth taking along a few 7s…

Value shotgun cartridges review

Value shotgun cartridges review

With luck we might get the sort of weather this year that makes clay shooting in summer so thoroughly enjoyable. With the continuing financial difficulties, all clay shooters are looking to use a product that provides what I call good value. But good value is not the same as cheap.…

Must I buy 2.3/4in cartridges for clay shooting?

I am a newcomer to clay shooting and have just bought a gun with 2.3/4in chambers. However, I find I can buy some cartridges with 2.1/2in cases which, the supplier tells me, are ideal for clay shooting.