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Foxing during a driven game day

Mark Ripley finds that, even when invited on a driven game day, he can’t escape his foxing responsibilities… Credit: Ger Bosma / Getty Images At the end of the shooting season I’m usually lucky enough to be invited on the

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BASC issues further statement on non-lead ammunition

BASC have responded to the criticism of the UK’s leading cartridge manufacturers on the proposed lead shot ban. Last week, the four biggest cartridge manufacturers in the UK responded to the initiative, led by the leading shooting and rural organisations

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Cartridge companies say lead phase-out by 2025 is “impossible”

The UK’s four biggest cartridge-loading companies want to put the brakes on the five-year plan to phase out lead shot for live-quarry shooting, which nine rural organisations put their names to last Monday. Eley Hawk, Gamebore, Hull Cartridge and Lyalvale

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Hunting honour

Rudi van Kets is honoured to be inducted into an exclusive association in recognition of his deer tracking work It’s an impressive ceremony and the Order take it all seriously Early this year, in March, I opened my mailbox to

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Cracking combo

Stuart Wilson finds bags of appeal in a .223 rifle package based on a Remington 700 with McMillan stock and GPO Evolve scope. So my shooting friends know, I am a big fan of the Remington 700 action, and over

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The Shooting Show – oilseed pigeon shooting with Geoff Garrod

Geoff’s back, and he has some winter crop protection to do. The pigeons are hammering an oilseed crop field, and as Geoff shows, the damage they can do even in a single day is staggering. So it’s time to stoke

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Eley Hawk launch Alpha Elite practical shotgun cartridges

Eley Hawk has launched its latest innovative cartridge line, this time for practical shooting discipline, the Alpha Elite. A brand new birdshot cartridge for the practical shooting discipline, Eley Hawk say this has been “crafted to ensure the best results for

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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

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Six – the best?

Can the 6mm BR Norma cartridge be a success in target shooting? Let’s find out… Target shooting isn’t all about the .308 Win – consider, for example, the potent 6mm BR Norma. ‘BR’ stands for Bench Rest, so one expects

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The Shooting Show – tough pigeon shooting in 30-degree heat

Who goes pigeon shooting in a heatwave? Gerwyn Jones does! And the Welsh shooting wizard comes up against a mammoth decoying challenge, with temperatures soaring and thunderstorms even making an appearance. Not to be deterred, he stokes up his gun

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