best fleece shooting jackets

Best shooting fleece jackets and tops – to wear alone or under your coat

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more It’s not so long ago that shooting fleece jackets didn’t exist. Whilst we love traditional tweeds and the cosiness of a pure new wool jumper, fleece certainly has its…

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Best clay shooting vests

What are the must-haves that create the best clay shooting vests? (Here’s our advice on what to wear clay shooting.) Just what are clay shooters searching for? Clay shooter and Sporting Gun contributor Rhys Plum advises: “The vest is a piece of uniform that unites all us clay shooters. But…

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Best air rifle targets for setting up a range at home

We’ve taken a look at the best air rifle targets which you can use at home. If you’ve got a garden with a range of above 20m then you’ve enough room. Read our key advice on garden airgunning which covers neighbours, pets, noise and other things you should be thinking…

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The best slip leads for working dogs

Slip leads were created to be easy to carry so that they can be “slipped” straight onto a dog after working. However, even the best slip leads need to be used correctly, the right way around and at the right tension. (Read more on how to use a slip lead…

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Best airgun pellets – our list of tried and tested picks

Airguns are prima donnas when it comes to ammunition. They’re fussy. Sometime it’s a matter of testing out a few brands before you find best airgun pellets for your particular rifle. The good news is that experimenting is reasonably affordable because airgun pellets aren’t a lot of money. (Read our…

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The best telescopic sights: scoping out a bargain

You don’t have to bankrupt yourself to own decent telescopic sights. Modern production processes mean that a comparatively modest outlay will now buy you an optic that would have been considered as high-end glass not so long ago. The three sub-£500 telescopic sights in this round- up are extremely versatile…

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Best gun safes: for keeping your firearms securely and legally

Which are the best gun safes around? The law says that guns must be stored in a lockable gun cabinet that meets British standards and is fixed to a secure structure. Do the best gun safes have to look like gun safes? Not really. What the gun cabinet looks like…

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The best clay shooting jackets

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more You can be very exposed to the wind and rain on a clay ground and that’s when layers come into their own. So we’ve picked out a selection of…

Best clay gun slips – get the right case for your shotgun

Whether you’re a professional shooter who busts clays all year round, a keen amateur looking ahead to the summer season or a novice wondering what kit you need to get the most out of your experience, one thing that clay shooters all need in their arsenal is a well-chosen clay…

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…

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Best waders for wildfowlers

Choosing footwear for any fieldsport is ultimately down to personal preference and affordability. This is true for wildfowlers too.  I have used a range of waders over the years and the following list of the best waders for wildfowlers is a selection that would be very useful. (You might also…

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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The best airgun kit: what an expert wouldn’t leave home without

Be prepared. Before you go out on an airgunning expedition you need to be sure that you’ve got everything you’re likely to need with you. So here is my essential list of the best airgun kit that I’ll always take with me. (Read these tips for caring for your air…

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Add on-devices for scopes: reviewing three of the best

Add-on devices for scopes So why are add-on devices for scopes so useful? One of the biggest inconveniences when using a night-vision or thermal scope is that their performance during the day is never going to be as good as a traditional glass optic. Although several night-vision scopes now offer…

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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…

Treat yourself to a subscription to Shooting Times or Sporting Gun

There’s nothing quite like relaxing comfortably in a chair after a long day and sitting down with a favourite fieldsports magazine, whether that’s Shooting Times or Sporting Gun. Cheaper prices The magazines also make a superb presents – and they really are the gift that will carry on giving. A…

best fox control kit

The best fox control kit

Though foxes are beautiful-looking animals, they are also ruthless killers, which is why we need the best fox control kit we can get. This farm has a zero-tolerance policy where foxes are concerned and they are culled whenever possible. It is a fairly typical southern sheep farm and, with the…