Clay Shooting June 2019

Every 4-weeks you will find reviews and reports on the clay shooting scene, as well as technical information of interest to competitors and casual shooters of all levels.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

It’s been an exciting month for clay shooters, with the first big competitions of the season and, just as we were getting this issue’s pages ready for the printers, the thrilling news that Kirsty Barr had won GB’s first clay shooting quota place for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. We have some strong contenders in the international disciplines and I’m excited to see how they get on in the coming World Cup events in Changwon, Lonato, Lahti and beyond. Hopefully they can bag a few more quota places over the summer and provide the best chance of medal success in 2020 – that would give our sport a tremendous boost in terms of both profile and funding. This issue has a rich selection of features from the best in the business.…

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british schools 2019 & young shots championship

Just days after this issue goes on sale, on Saturday 4 May, the 2019 British Schools & Young Shots Championship comes to Atkin Grant & Lang Shooting Ground near Markyate in Hertfordshire. It’s the highlight of the school shooting year, with teams and individuals from all over the country competing. The event has received a major boost with Webley & Scott and Armsan lending prize sponsorship with their O/U and semi-automatic shotguns, on top of sponsorship from BASC, Seeland, Atkin Grant & Lang and Clay Shooting magazine. As in previous years, the 2019 championships will consist of three different courses of varying difficulty: Red, Blue and the BASC course – the latter renamed from previous years’ Black course. The Red and Blue courses will be 50 targets shot over seven stands,…

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the top prize

This year’s British Schools & Young Shots High Gun will benefit from a prize package greater than any we’ve offered before – everything you need not just to get kitted out but also to get training and support to keep improving your game. Here’s what’s included… Webley & Scott 900X O/U Worth £690, this is a true coin-finished, silver-action gun in the style of the Webley 900K. Steel shot proofed and with a three-year warranty, it’s a versatile, durable gun ideal for any young shot growing in stature and confidence. - Boxlock steel action - Manual safety with auto-safety adaptor - 3” chamber, steel shot proofed - Supplied as 20-bore with 30” barrels 1-year BASC Young Shots membership As a Young Shot member of BASC, the winner will receive: - Insurance to protect you when shooting or engaged in…

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see you at the northern shooting show

Clay Shooting magazine will be at the Northern Shooting Show at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, on 11-12 May. This year’s show will have an even bigger selection of exhibitors, with major gun, optics, clothing and accessory manufacturers and outside areas packed with loads of great new attractions. Shotgun brands at the show include ATA, Armsan, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Bettinsoli, Boxall & Edmiston, Blaser, Caesar Guerini, Chapuis Armes, Franchi, Fabarm, Fausti, Gamba, Hatsan, Lanber, Longthorne, Marocchi, Miroku, Merkel, Mossberg, Perazzi, Remington, Webley & Scott, Winchester and Yildiz. The huge clay line is a key area of the show and has proved very popular in previous years. With the Crimple Valley Viaduct as a backdrop it’s a beautiful setting to break some clays. This year’s clayline will be over 550m long making…

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licensing still a postcode lottery

Shotgun licensing still sees huge variation in service depending on which police force you fall under, BASC’s third annual review of firearms licensing in England and Wales has found. The figures reveal some improvement comparing 2018 to 2017, but some police forces are taking up to 159 days to process a new shotgun application, and 89 days for a renewal. The worst three were South Wales, Dorset and West Midlands. The best, based on average application processing times were Cleveland, Lancashire and Leicestershire. Shotgun Certificate grants showed slight improvement from a 68-day average in 2017 to 61 days in 2018. Coterminous grants improved to a 58-day average from 63 days previously. Shotgun Certificate renewals improved to a 39-day average from 43 days at last review. BASC firearms officer Rory O’Loughlin, who co-ordinated the…

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news in brief

Narrow miss for Richard Bunning at Solonge Shooting Club Richard Bunning just missed out on winning the Euro Cash competition at Sologne Shooting club in France on 6 April. He was beaten into second place by Diego Martinez. Next highest Brits were George Digweed and Mark Winser, who finished equal in 13th place. James Bradley-Day, who took 3rd in juniors, commented: “A truly first class event with the most awesome of targets.” Pioneering technology at the Al Ain World Cup A new video replay system was tested at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Al Ain. Referees could request an immediate replay of a shot to determine a hit or miss, and revise the original decision if necessary. The system can be used if an athlete challenges a call, or if the referees…