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Sporting Gun July 2017

Sporting Gun is the leading monthly magazine for clay, game and rough shooters. With editorial offices in the Lincolnshire countryside, it can justifiably claim to be at the heart of the shooting community. Monthly features range from gundog training to pigeon shooting, game shooting to wildfowling – along with sound, practical, advice on equipment and techniques to help the beginner, intermediate or experienced shot get more enjoyment from their sport. Sporting Gun is a must for anyone who invests time in and money on their shooting.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
Fréquence:
Monthly
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1 min.
welcome

Sporting Gun is now offi cially middle aged. After a bit of a makeover the old girl isn’t looking too bad for her age and we wanted to mark the actual month that the magazine was born with a special souvenir issue. We haven’t gone overboard on articles looking back, however, you will enjoy Robin Scott’s “Parting Shot” about the office in his day. Sadly, Sporting Gun’s new offices are not next door to a pub, but we still have great fun putting the magazine together. We couldn’t produce Sporting Gun without our great contributors and I would like to pay tribute to their hard work. Many of them their work for the magazine around busy day jobs and don’t get paid an awful lot for their trouble. They write for the…

5 min.
snapshots

Keepers highlight moorland conservation Gamekeepers in the north of England are working together to educate the public about the benefits of peatland restoration brought about by grouse moor management. Keepers from five regional moorland groups — the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation, the Upper Nidderdale Moorland Group, the Peak District Moorland Group, the North Yorkshire Dales Moorland Group and the Northern Pennines Moorland Group have banded together to highlight the hard work and effort made by those in the grouse moor community. Keeping peatland healthy leads to a range of benefits, including better water for drinking and aquatic life, greater biodiversity, wildfire prevention, improved carbon storage, slowing the flow of water after heavy rain, better grazing and, of course, land suitable for grouse shooting. According to Natural England, there are currently at least 18,000ha…

1 min.
number crunching

2020 British competitive shooters are preparing to change disciplines ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it become likely the 50m rifle, double trap shotgun and 50m pistol events will be dropped. 40 Scottish ladies shooting club Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags welcomed a record number of 40 shooters to is latest event held at Saplinbra House, Aberdeenshire. 1,160,359 The Countryside Alliance Thunderclap campaign taking a stand against the online abuse of people in the countryside achieved a social media reach of almost 1.2million people. 774-acre estate Llechweddygarth, Llangynog, near Oswestry, which hosts one of the top high pheasant shoots in Wales, has gone on the market. Asking price and viewing is available by contacting Halls’ headquarters in Shrewsbury, tel 01743 450700. £800m The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says that the Government’s new Litter…

1 min.
celebrating 40 years of sporting gun

Over the last few months I have got phone calls and emails from former contributors and long-time readers. I always enjoy these communications because I learn so much and they give me ideas for the magazine. For example, Des Mills, who wrote the excellent, and almost prophetic, review of the Lanber Sporter in the April 1987 issue of Sporting Gun got in touch. Now in retirement, he told me how he had enjoyed his time with the magazine and enjoyed reading the latest issue. Another conversation was on Sporting Gun’s Facebook page. Geoff Bickers, who has bought the magazine from the first issue and is a very accomplished shot, mentioned that he has appeared in the magazine in the past (see his letter on page 10). He sent a few pictures and…

1 min.
new kit on the block

Purdey, the famous custom gunmakers, have announced that they have “Best” London guns and rifles in stock for immediate sale, so you can avoid the two year waiting list for a bespoke order. Prices start from: £110,000 + VAT Visit: www.purdey.com To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Pinewood has produced a special ladies anniversary fleece in Realtree Xtra camo. Made from 240g anti-pilling fleece, the garment features hot pink embroidery. Sizes: XS - XXL RRP: £76 Visit: www.pinewood.euGerman optics company, Leica has expanded its entry level binocular range to include two new models. The Trinovid HD 8x32 and HD 10x32 are said to offer an exceptionally brght clear view and pin sharp resolution. RRP: £825 to £875 Visit: www.uk.leica-camera.com…

2 min.
letter of the month

Original reader When Sporting Gun started hitting the shelves in 1977 it was like a breath of fresh air for clay and game shooters alike. All we had before was Shooting Times, so I started buying it from day one. Here are the some images you requested from my message to Sporting Gun’s Facebook page. This most recent photograph of me was taken at Lakenheath in 2011 while shooting for Bedfordshire at the East Midlands Inter-counties Skeet Championship. I hope you can use them. I have taken the liberty of including a bit about me if you think you can use it. I started shooting in 1974 at Flitwick Gun Club and joined Bedford Gun Club in 1975. After buying a Browning B1, which cost £516 new, I started shooting Skeet when it was…