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Clay Shooting

April 2020

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
welcome

Spring is just around the corner, and not a moment too soon! After all the grey, wet and windy weather, I can’t wait to get out shooting on a lovely warm spring morning with the sun shining, birds singing and buds bursting. One of the side benefits of our sport is that it gets us out in the fresh air to enjoy the countryside. We are lucky here in the UK to have some stunning shooting grounds set in lovely scenery. I’m always amazed how the wildlife doesn’t seem remotely bothered by all that banging. I’ve shot on a stand where blue tits are nesting in the soundproofing, just feet from the muzzle, and many’s the time shooting has been halted while a herd of fallow deer run across in…

1 min.
clay shooting

Future PLC Units 1-3 Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX Editorial Editor James Marchington 07836 350652, james.marchington@futurenet.com Senior Designer Phil Martin Production Editor Elizabeth Wood Senior Art Editor Stephen Williams Group Managing Editor Colin Fallon Contributors Richard Atkins, Mike Bartlett, Mitchell Brooker-Smith, Rachel Draper, Stuart Farr, Jasper Fellows, Ed Lyons, Anita North, Rhys Plum, Andy Powell, Georgina Roberts, James Simon, Leah Southall, Murray Thomson, Mike Yardley Cover image Tristan Hockey defending his Colt Championship title at the Game Fair Advertising Media packs are available on request Chief Revenue Officer Zack Sullivan UK Commercial Sales Director Clare Dove Advertising Manager Toni Cole Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Nola Cokely Management Content Officer Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Managing Director, Hobbies Chris Convey Content Director, Hobbies Simon Kirrane Group Editor-in-chief Peter Carr Head of Art & Design Greg…

2 min.
young shots stand out at 2020 cpsa awards

Amy Easeman was crowned Clay Shooter of the Year at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Annual Awards on 1 February at the Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. The junior shooter won the World Compak Lady Champion title in 2019 at the age of 18, a remarkable achievement marked by the prestigious award which in previous years has gone to noted shooters such as Mark Winser, Richard Bunning, Ed Ling and Abbey Ling. Ami Hedgecock was named Emerging Shooter of the Year, a recognition not only of her championship titles over 2019, but also of her great sportsmanship. The CPSA noted that this was a superb feat for a Colt to have won in a category that is open to all ages. Former British Schools & Young Shots champion Alfie Tibbles won Young…

1 min.
kids get ‘passport to shooting’ at the northern shooting show

The Northern Shooting Show has come up with a new scheme to get young people into shooting. Courtesy of BASC, under-16s will get free admission to the show, on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Then for just £5 they can purchase a ‘Passport to Shooting’ to shoot clay pigeons with the CPSA coaches on the clay line, shoot air rifles with the amazing Weihrauch HW30, have a go on the BASC shooting simulator on the AimCam stand, shoot Bell Target with the Lincolnshire Bell Target League and watch a game preparation demo from Simon Whitehead. The show organisers say the offer was only made possible because of the partners who are working with them, and also thanks to the generous support of the team…

1 min.
win east anglian game fair tickets!

We’ve got ten family tickets to the East Anglian Game & Country Fair to give away to Clay Shooting readers. Each ticket admits two adults and two children aged 5-16 – under 5s go free. The show is at the Euston Estate near Thetford on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April, and has a full range of trade stands, displays and attractions covering every aspect of the countryside, including a 40-bird clay competition run by the team from High Lodge. There’s a special entrance and car park for clay shooters. For more about the show, see www.ukgamefair.co.uk. To enter our competition and be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to the show, you’ll need to answer this simple question: running Which the well clay known competition clay ground at…

1 min.
news in brief

New shooting glasses have the Edge Evolution Eyewear have launched new shooting glasses, the Evolution Edge, suitable for clay and game shooting. The new glasses have been 12 months in development and have top grade polycarbonate lenses for optical performance and impact protection. The lenses, available in six colours, resist smudges and fingerprints, are hardened against scratches, and also have an anti-fog coating. Bisley Shooting Ground’s John Heagren has given the glasses his seal of approval: “I’m very impressed. They’re so light you hardly know you’re wearing them and the lenses really are exceptional quality. Pretty much everything you could want in shooting eyewear, yet at sensible prices.” Prices start at £39.95, with a five-lens set costing £129.95. See www.evolutionsunglasses.com Shooters give VAR the thumbs-up A poll of Clay Shooting readers has given the…