Clay Shooting December 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

Yes it’s that time of year again – Christmas is coming! I still get a child-like excitement from all the anticipation and build-up, but it does come with the annual problem of choosing presents for family and friends. It’s one thing knowing that someone is a keen shooter, golfer or photographer. But if you don’t have the same interests, how can you guess what they might find useful? We’ve included a handy gift guide, with five pages packed with great gift ideas for shooters. Regular readers will find it useful in compiling a wish-list. And if you’re a non-shooter having a peek in the hope of finding inspiration – turn to page 58! We’ve got plenty for the avid clay shooter this issue. I’m pleased to have persuaded Mike Yardley to write…

1 min
new cpsa classification rules

CPSA classifications will be issued four times a year instead of twice under new rules that come into effect on 1 December. You will also need to shoot more targets to gain a classification. Going down a class will require a minimum of 600 targets, and you can only drop one class over a period of 24 months. Plus, there will be a formal classification review procedure and a moderating panel. The changes were announced by the CPSA following a review designed to improve the effectiveness of the classification system. The main changes are summarised as: There will be four classification issues per year, issued on the first day of March, June, September and December Classifications from unclassified will need a minimum of 300 targets to be achieved To go down a class will need…

1 min
practically perfect dtl

Elis Jones shot an almost perfect 100/299 to take high gun and help Clwyd secure victory in the Welsh Inter-County DTL championship at Mid Wales Shooting Ground, writes Allan Jones. More than 100 competitors gathered to contest the title, representing Anglesey, Clwyd, Gwynedd, Powys, Mid Glamorgan, Gwent and Dyfed, with Gwent fielding a team of colts and Powys a team of juniors. The weather was dull and damp, contrasting with the mood of the shooters who were bright and cheery. The ground was running like a well-oiled machine, and there were several perfect 25/75s on the scoreboard by the end of the first round. Elis Jones came close to the magic 300 by the end, needing his second barrel just the once, on his 88th target, enough to retain the senior high…

1 min
digweed hosts rugby fundraiser

George Digweed MBE and EJ Churchill are hosting a fundraising clay shoot on 26 May 2020 to help Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby get to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The shoot returns to West Wycombe Park for the second consecutive year. George will set game-themed stands in the park to include grouse, pheasant and partridge, and the day will include breakfast, a mid-morning break, drinks on the South Colonnade, followed by lunch, prize giving and auction. The auction will include a Magneto performance eyewear kit from Pilla Sport, worth £3,000 and donated by Philip Pilla, and a full barrel service and refinish from Bromley & Son, worth £200 and donated by Danny Bromley. Places are available for participants and non-shooting guests, with a price tag of £3,000 for a team of four.…

3 min
news in brief

Silver for Amber Amber Hill won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup Final in Al Ain. Only a world record performance of 59 from China’s Men Wei prevented Amber from topping the podium. The two were level heading into the gold medal match, both missing one target. Amber, from Bracknell, pushed the Chinese shooter all the way, but her final score of 55 left her in second place. Bronze went to the USA’s Amber English. World Class shooters British Shooting has named the latest Olympic athletes to join its World Class Programme, created by UK Sport and funded by the UK National Lottery. Performance director Steven Seligmann said: “This is an exciting year for a very exciting group of athletes, and we are looking forward to supporting them and seeing how…

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ross-on wye gunshop is bigger and better

The R&B Sporting gunshop in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, has undergone a major expansion and refit. Now double its former size, it has dedicated displays for the leading shotgun and rifle brands. “We’ve been bursting at the seams for a while now,” explains Rob Farquhar, “I’m pleased that we have been able to realise our ambitious plans this year to offer our customers more of everything – new and second-hand shotguns, rifles and air rifles, as well as premium optics and clothing, and an onsite gunsmithing service.” The shop opened its doors in 2006 and quickly become a comprehensive one-stop shop for the shooting enthusiast. They aim to provide customers with the best advice and products, and offer a selection of ammunition and maintenance equipment. The extra floor space has enabled R&B Sporting to add…