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The Shooting Show – high-flying late-season game bird shooting

Gerwyn Jones is going home again – he’s headed to Old Long Mountain near Welshpool in Wales for the first of three days’ driven game shooting. With the season nearly at an end, these birds are strong on the wing

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The Shooting Show – last driven day of the season

In the second of our two-parter from Burton Agnes estate, we’re back out with Rainer on the last day of January. Last week it was walked-up but today we’ve got classic driven game in store. Let’s make this last game

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The Shooting Show – walked-up game shooting with a Belgian gun

On a late-season game day in Yorkshire, we invite Flemish guest Rainer to experience some quintessentially British sport. We haven’t spared anything, including the wading through bogs – but Rainer is up to the challenge and manages to pick out

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The Shooting Show – small game day in Yorkshire with a new gundog

Welcome to the first Shooting Show of 2020! Cameraman Stuart’s decamped to his local game shoot, which shows that you can get excellent shotgun sport without spending a horrific amount of money. With pheasant, woodcock and snipe potentially on the

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The Calibre Hunter: Ackley Improved

Byron Pace looks over the family of Ackley Improved cartridges and their originator I would be surprised if most readers of Sporting Rifle hadn’t heard of the Ackley Improved cartridges. Though only a small handful made it into factory production,

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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

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The Shooting Show – dramatic driven ducks at Cefngwyn Hall

We’re with Gerwyn over in west Wales, at Cefngwyn Hall where owner Charles Grisedale has spent 30 years perfecting a driven duck shoot. It really is something unique – though the ducks are put down, they fly just like wild

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The Shooting Show – walked-up game day in Yorkshire

With the partridge season already begun for 2019 and the pheasants not far off either, we mark the occasion with one of our favourite game shooting videos from 2018, which we saved to bring you this year. Here, we accompany

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The Shooting Show – pigeon shooting with steel shot and biodegradable wads

Geoff’s back out at the pigeons and he’s doing a science experiment while he’s at it. Getting hold of Eley Hawk’s new biodegradable Pro Eco wad, he’s left a wad submerged in water while he shoots, to find how much

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The Game Fair: One month to go

The UK’s biggest celebration of the countryside, The Game Fair, comes to Hatfield House on 26-28 July. Kicking off with a 61-gun salute, this year’s Game Fair will debut a host of new features when it welcomes 120,000 visitors and

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