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Sporting Gun June 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.

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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
welcome

It’s that time of year when many keen shots head to the clay grounds to keep their skills sharp for the season ahead. This is exactly what you should be doing, but it can be rather demoralising, especially when you see your score in black and white at the end of the round. Then the hunt begins. New guns are sought, different chokes are combined with different cartridges and still there is no improvement in your abilities. However, I have found that just one lesson can improve your shooting dramatically and it costs a fraction of the price of a new gun. If you are in the market for a new gun, then you will be interested in our gun test of the brand new Marocchi Evo Black. However, the more observant…

6 min.
snapshots

“The work of the CA goes far beyond shooting, fishing and hunting” Robin’s say CA denied charitable status I find it hard to believe the Countryside Alliance (CA) has been told the campaigning work it does for rural people doesn’t deserve charitable status. Rejecting its application to be registered as a charity, the Charity Commission says the CA is “not established for exclusively charitable purposes for the public benefit”. It also ruled the CA’s work in “preserving, protecting and promoting” the countryside and wildlife management was not a “charitable objective”. Poppycock! Can you think of any other organisation out there doing as much to enrich the lives of countryside folk as the CA? I can’t. Yes, its roots might be in fieldsports but the work of the CA goes far beyond shooting, fishing and hunting. It…

1 min.
upcoming events

Northern Shooting Show Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate. For more information and for tickets, tel 01472 809727 or visit www.northernshootingshow.co.uk . Wiltshire Clay Shoot Barbury Shooting School, Wroughton. For more information or to book tickets, email Huw Stephens at enquiries@barburyshoot.com . Highclere Country Show Highclere Castle, Highclere, Berkshire. For further details, visit www.highclerecountryshow.co.uk or tel 01889 563232. Ladies Charity Shooting Day in aid of SCAA Auchterhouse Country Sports, Auchterhouse, Dundee. For further information, email auchterhousecountrysports.co.uk .…

1 min.
number crunching

20 Twenty UK species facing extinction will be safeguarded thanks to a £4.6million donation from the National Lottery to the Back from Brink programme. 200 More than 200 eager anglers cast their first lines of the new, 40th anniversary, fishing season at Bewl Water last month. 26% Scottish rural groups have welcomed a 26 per cent fall in recorded bird of prey crimes last year. 3 The Kennel Club has announced the winners of three prestigious annual field trial awards. The Routledge-Rank Retriever Perpetual Challenge Cup was won by Ms Clare Baker. The Hanlye Trophy was won by Mr M Goodwin and the Gavosie Gundog Trophy was won by Ms Carol Calvert. £20,000 More than £20,000 has been raised at an event organised by BASC North, to be split between the organisation’s Young Shots…

1 min.
celebrating 40 years of sporting gun

This month we delve into the archives and look at a piece from June 1978 called “Fast birds foil Britons” by Melvyn Bagnall. The story is about a trip to Denmark sponsored by Eley and Sporting Gun to take part in a clay competition. “The weekend became not just a clay shoot with a difference, but a social occasion which left many of the party pledging not to miss next year’s Danish Adventure,” writes Bagnall. Sadly, the magazine doesn’t have the budget to sponsor jollies like that these days. However, in 1978 clay-shooting was taking off in a big way both in the UK and in Denmark. The Esbjerg Shooting Club near Sonderhede, that hosted the competition, had just spent £10,000 installing 10 Danleck fully automatic traps. The club at the…

1 min.
auctions

Bonhams Antique, Arms & Armour Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London Tel 020 7393 3900 or visit www.bonhams.com . Southams Modern Sporting Guns & Antique Arms Bedford Auction Centre, Newnham Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire Visit www.guns.southams.com or tel 01832 273565. JS Auctions Selected antiques and art, arms and sporting guns, wines and spirits Cotefield Auction Rooms, Oxford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire Visit www.jsfineart.co.uk or tel 01295 272488. Thomas Del Mar Arms, Armour & Militaria 25 Blythe Road, London Visit www.thomasdelmar.com or tel 020 7602 4805.…