New Beretta Silver Pigeon 1

The new Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 reviewed by Shooting Times

The Beretta brand is not short of choice — with the 69 series alone we have models covering both field and competition options. These include the 691, 692, 693, the new 694 and the 695, covering a wide range of price points. As a consequence I was starting to think…

pheasant breasts ramen soup

Slow roasted pheasant ramen – a perfect introduction to game

This is an easy – and different – recipe for using pheasant breasts. It’s really worthwhile taking time to prepare the stock here as it’s the background to the dish, and benefits from a long, slow simmer. Serves 4. Ingredients For the stock: 50g lemongrass 20g chilli 1 litre chicken…

one-pot pheasant recipes

One pot pheasant recipes

Game cookery recipe: A fantastic game cookery recipe using pheasant and an excuse to raid the freezer!

best binoculars for hunting

Five of the best binoculars

What size of binoculars would you recommend for deer stalking? Is there a good compromise that can be used for both woodland and open hill work?

English setter

Why is my dog losing weight?

Gun dog health: My dog has always lost a lot of weight towards the middle of the shooting season.

dog ear mites checking by vet

Could my dog catch ear mites from another dog?

Q: My next-door neighbour’s 
dog has mites, which has led 
to an ear infection. We walk the dogs together each day and I was wondering if mine would be at risk? What are dog ear mites and are they catching? What dog owners need to know about ear mites Ear…

choke

What you need to know about shotgun choke

First, what is a shotgun choke? Choke is a narrowing or constriction at the muzzle end of the barrels that reduces the breadth of the shot charge or pattern, so increasing the density of pellets to achieve a more effective result. It’s important to understand the implications of choking and…

building a pigeon hide

How to build a pigeon hide

Pigeon shooting: Is it okay to build a hide in the centre of a field or is it best to stick to the hedgerows and margins?

Baikal 410 shotgun

Baikal .410 shotgun review

Baikal .410 shotgun review : this sound-moderated conversion of the Baikal .410 could prove popular with young, first-time shooters, but does it do the job it’s meant to?