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The Shooting Show – spectacular high-bird shooting at Brigands

We’ve sent the camera team to Brigands, one of the prestigious shoots in the land and home to some classic Welsh high pheasants. Who better to tackle them than Gerwyn Jones, who puts his shooting skills – and his Eley

The British Shooting Show has agreed a deal to host their new show at Event City in Manchester until 2022

Under the new name of the British Shooting and Countryman Show, the events will debut on 19-20 September 2020, with future dates set for 18-19 September 2021 and 17-18 September 2022. The announcement comes in the wake of the cancellation of the

Shooters must ‘Step Up’ to environmental challenges

A proposed new Environment Bill for England will make significant commitments towards meeting the government’s 25-year environmental plan. BASC have called on the shooting community to step up to the challenges the bill presents. Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity,

Reviews

Savage speed-test

Mike Powell tests a Savage semi-auto the best way he knows how: By expending large amounts of .22LR ammo The bolt in the closed position. Note the Accutrigger and Picatinny rail Semi-automatic .22LR rifles have always had a big following;

The calibre hunter

Byron Pace assesses the performance of a lesser-known alternative to the .375 H&H For the last few months I have been in Africa, spending much of that time walking with some of the biggest and most dangerous animals on the

A winner from Winchester

Assessing the sub-£500 Winchester XPR in .30-06, Stuart Wilson finds a camouflage rifle that certainly stands out. I unboxed the Winchester XPR to find a camouflage-stocked variant in .30-06 Spr, topped off with a Kite Optics scope, already mounted. The

Features

Frosty foray

Holed up in a cottage at Kinnaird estate for the week, Chris Dalton takes a family member out for a red hind on frigid ground. Credit: vetas / Getty Images Across the months of December and January, I try to

Stalking debutant

Paul Childerley meets Imogen – who has never stalked before and doesn’t even eat meat – and gives her a sporting introduction on his favoured species, the Chinese water deer I’ve always been one for promoting and bringing in new

Fallow in the frost

David Barrington Barnes on the challenges, opportunities and quirks that hunting in November presents Credit: Getty Images No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, no comfortable feel in any member, no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits,

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