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Sporting Gun October 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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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
Fréquence:
Monthly
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1 min.
welcome

The ribless game gun concept is nothing new. Browning and Perazzi both tried it, but it never caught on. Rizzini, in conjunction with Ian Coley, has now produced one and having shot it I was a lot more impressed than I thought I’d be. It’s beautifully balanced, very “pointable”, the recoil is well controlled for a light gun and, without the rib, you get a brilliant sight picture. Driving home I realised why I liked the gun so much. It wasn’t its fancy engraving or top grade woodwork; it was the fact that I learned to shoot with a single-barrel Baikal shotgun that didn’t have a top rib. I’ve always shot well with it, even though it doesn’t fit me, kicks like a mule and is ¾ choke. Happily the Rizzini is…

9 min.
snapshots

“Soon the BBC will be forced to live up to its enshrined editorial policy” Robin’s say Sir Ian Botham may have been ambushed by the BBC, but now is the time to change the broadcaster’s “prejudice against rural people” Robin Scott, Editor-at-large Cricketing hero and champion charity fundraiser Sir Ian Botham has broad enough shoulders to shrug off the kind of brick bats bowled at him during a recent BBC Radio 5 Live interview. Even so, I feel sorry for him. He was invited to talk about his generous offer to donate 10,000 gamebirds and £40,000 of his own money to feed nutritous ready-to-cook casseroles and curries to people living on the poverty line in Britain. The meals would be made and distributed by The Country Food Trust charity. But instead of explaining how the…

1 min.
number crunching

£23m 45 Scottish grouse estates contribute more than half a million pounds each to their local economies, according to the results of a new study, equalling £23million. 150 The fight against illegal fishing has received a massive boost with the recruitment of an additional 150 anglers to the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service — with a total of 474 now acting as “eyes and ears” on the riverbank. 170 More than 170 children from six primary schools got a lesson in gamekeeping on Millichope Park estate in Shropshire recently, thanks to the Countryside Learning charity. 127,000Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones raised £127,000 for the Peter Jones Foundation at his ninth annual charity shoot, held at Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) last month. 13% Thirteen per cent of Britons say they haven’t visited the countryside…

1 min.
celebrating 40 years of sporting gun

It’s always good when someone succeeds against all odds. Reading through the October issue, 2002, I came across a familiar face; Ed Cook. In this early article he describes how people told him he’d never make it as a professional rabbit catcher, especially if he used ferrets and nets. He was told gassing was the only way to control the rabbit population effectively. For good measure the naysayers added that farmers would not pay for him to clear rabbits from fields when people would do it free of charge for sport. Over 15 years have passed since this article was published and Ed is still in business controlling rabbits with ferrets and nets. He’s busier than he has ever been and travels the length and breadth of the country to carry…

1 min.
new kit on the block

J.P. Leather Steermans Speed Loader 12g Cartridge Belt This belt comes with an installed cartridge strip to load 16 cartridges on the exterior of the bag in a cartridge belt like existence. It’s ideal for easy loading access on days being accompanied with a loader. There’s an added feature of having a large flap to seal the bag to keep those exterior cartridges dry in wet weather. Price: £52.50 Visit: www.farlows.co.uk Yukon Photon RT Night Vision Rifl escope This year sees the launch of the brand new Yukon Photon RT 6x50, with new advances in technology, features and functions. Complete with a decent high power IR, integrated video recording and enhanced performance, all ready to go on standard 30mm rings. Enabled for 24/7 use, the Photon RT can also be used in daylight and with…

2 min.
news in brief

Moorland for lease The tenancy and sporting rights of Ruabon Moor, a record-breaking grouse moor in North Wales, are up for lease. The 7,125-acre moor is mainly dry heath with blanket bog. Historically, it has held the record for the highest number of grouse shot per acre in Britain, and it is home to the largest population of blackgrouse in Wales. For further details, contact Carter Jonas by tel 01939 210171 or email shrewsbury@carterjonas.co.uk. GWCT advise on woodcock shooting The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has issued its instructions for woodcock shooting. The GWCT advise not to shoot woodcock before 1 December before migrant birds arrive in the UK. The British breeding population of woodock now qualifies for red-list status. The GWCT estimates around 55,000 male woodcock were breeding in the UK in 2013, a…