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Sporting Gun February 2019

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
Future Publishing Ltd
4,63 €(VAT inclusa)
37,04 €(VAT inclusa)
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1 minuti
there is nothing worse than shooting badly. i’m sure some of you know what i mean.

You can’t hit the broad side of a barn and this causes you to try harder and harder with even worse results. At the moment, I am that person. I know I am not alone because I met someone the other week who was having similar problems. However, David Turner might have a solution. Following on from his previous article on the subject, this month David looks at Skeet shooting and how that can help you get your eye back in, especially on crossers, a target many find challenging. I tried this clayshooting discipline many years ago and found it rather boring. But after reading David’s article on page 48, I have been forced to reappraise my opinion and can’t wait to give Skeet another go. Perhaps it’s what my marksmanship needs. It’s…

8 minuti

BGA game to be sold at Selfridges The best of British game will now be available to buy at Selfridges in London. The British Game Alliance (BGA) has secured Campbell Brothers, a concession in the store’s renowned food hall, as an outlet for its assured game meat, which has been supplied by wholesalers Classic Fine Foods. Emily Martin, concession manager at Campbell Brothers, Selfridges, said: “The BGA does a brilliant job of ensuring ethically sourced British game and we are proud to be part of such an organisation. “It’s great to see the BGA pioneer such a standard ensuring animal welfare and environmental impact are a top priority.” The BGA was set up earlier this year to act as an official marketing board for British game, with more than 300 shoots now signed up. It…

1 minuti

8-10 February NGO Deerstalking Certificate Level 1 – South West Millpool, Looe, Cornwall Tel 01833 660869 9 February BASC Shoot and Cook Day Thimbleby Shooting Ground, Northallerton, North Yorkshire Tel 01653 639096 15-17 February British Shooting Show NEC Birmingham www.shootingshow.co.uk 20 February Gamekeepers Welfare Trust – Stag Course Calton Moor Range, Swinscoe, Derbyshire Tel 01677 470180 2 March The Fourth Antique Arms Fair Pillar Hall, Olympia, London www.antiquearmsfair.com 5 March Game 2019 (GWCT) Loddington House, Main Street, Loddington, Leicester Tel 01425 651013…

2 minuti
news in brief

Donation to BGA The British Game Alliance has received £43,000 towards its Fighting Fund. The money was raised by Roxtons and Ian Coley Sporting using the 50p levy scheme. It will be used to raise the profile of game among the British public and pay for the Alliance’s shoot audits. “I think we all recognise the vital importance of securing a sustainable future for the game industry,” said Coley. George Stephenson, chairman of Roxtons, presented the cheque to Tom Adams, managing director of the BGA. Longthorne invests in apprentice training Longthorne Gunmakers, based in Northamptonshire, has recently purchased more than £30,000 of manual machinery, including a manual mill and a manual lathe, to improve and enhance the skills of its apprentices as part of a wider training programme. “Investing in these machines will…

3 minuti
you bet your boots!

David Robinson, an experienced senior executive, has been with Le Chameau since June 2017. Before arriving at the iconic boot brand he spent eight years as president of Speedo International, helping to transform the business into a global brand leader. He lives with his wife and five children in Nottinghamshire and is a passionate fisherman and keen shot. Do you get to spend time in the field with your products? I have worn Le Chameau boots for many years, fishing and shooting, looking after horses and sheep, and walking the dogs every day. So it’s safe to say I put our products through their paces. My wife rides and I have five children, two of whom are in agriculture, so my whole family really use and test our boots. What does the Le…

6 minuti
back in the game

Dad always told me “never look back; least of all go back.” He reckoned it always led to disappointment. Now he’s gone, I understand what he was getting at: people and places change, and often not for the better. Yet I’m fairly sure his doctrine didn’t extend to guns, or fishing tackle. “Instead of fruit, visitors brought him cartridges” No matter how hard I try I can’t help but get a tad nostalgic whenever I cast a fly with one of his split cane rods, or look at his gun in the cabinet. It was his dad who bought it sometime in the late 19th century from a gun shop close to where he lived at the time — William Calder of Aberdeen. I’d like to say it is a fine quality heirloom. It…