Byron Pace

Mountainous issue

Do we do enough for conservation? Byron Pace takes a look at the successful conservation of sheep in North America’s Rocky Mountains, and wonders if we can do more of the same

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The calibre hunter

Returning to an old favourite, Byron Pace details why the .300 Win Mag is still at the top of the pile despite the emergence of newer, faster contenders

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Foxing Initiation

It always gives me great pleasure to bring new people into hunting. It is the only way we will survive in the long term, and the more people we can encourage to pick up a rifle, or indeed a shotgun, the brighter the future will be for shooting and country sports as a whole.

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Bullets and their ballistics

Byron Pace takes a close look at bullet weight, sectional density, construction, velocity and how those features impact ballistic performance To finish where we left off last time, we need to do a case study of sectional density to reinforce

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The Crucial Shot

Thinking back to 2011’s foxing forays in the vicinity of our pheasant shoot still makes me wince. Having lost a substantial number of birds to my toothy adversary that year, I became determined to get ahead of the game every year as soon as the stubbles were laid bare and I could cover my ground.

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Fox Marauders

The small shoot I run with a couple of mates brings me a lot of joy throughout the year. We have a couple of informal rough days, which are as much about the bar and food as they are about knocking birds out of the sky. The shoot is blessed with a high density of hares, which allows each of us to take one a year, and there are also a couple of roe to fill the freezers.

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7.7 Japanese

Byron Pace presents a calibre of interesting origin, and even more intriguing potential It is a very rare thing indeed that I come across a cartridge I have not referenced before in some shape or form. As I have said

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Skye Foxes are the Bomb

I recall fondly my times on Skye foxing. The terrain is difficult – and filming for The Shooting Show equally so, but the rewards are spectacular. One occasion that sticks out saw me joining friend and hunter Scott Mackenzie. Given the limited number of roe on the island, and with the hind season well and truly over, Scott’s attention was firmly placed on a search and destroy mission.

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Ahead of its time: Byron Pace drags the .280 Ross back from obscurity

As I write this I am toiling with a very hard decision. It’s an affliction most hunters suffer with, where every so often the unexplainable desire to own a new calibre begins to burn. Intending it to be a second

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Weighty Issue: Byron Pace builds on his investigation into bullet construction

Leaving sectional density behind us, it is probably wise to add a brief discussion on the ballistic coefficient (BC) of a bullet for those who are not familiar with it. The ballistic coefficient in itself will have very little effect

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