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CORONAVIRUS: All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation on shooting’s future

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation, spoke to BASC and provided an insight into his work in Westminster and shares his views on what the shooting community must do to ensure

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Lead-shot ban: The impact on rifle shooting

The lead-shot debate will soon impact rifle ammo – Byron Pace suggests informed research to get ahead of the game. Without question, the most hotly debated topic in the last couple of weeks has been the use of lead ammunition in 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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BASC disputes lead claim for raptor losses

A recent report links lead shot and lead ammunition to the deaths of red kites in the UK, and calls for the uptake of non-lead alternatives. But BASC says the evidence has been exaggerated to support this claim.

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MPs back lead

Lead shot is on the agenda once again, with MPs defending its use in the Commons. Conservative MP Rishi Sunak told politicians that the average consumer gets more lead from beer than they do from game meat – and all

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Lead shot legalised?

The current ban on lead shot in Norway could be repealed within the year.

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