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R&B Sporting Open Weekend 30th & 31st May 2020 – NOW POSTPONED

As a result of the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of Covid-19, the advertised R&B Sporting Open Weekend due to be hosted on 30th and 31st May 2020 has been postponed.  R&B Sporting hope to have a

Clay Shooting Classic has been POSTPONED: New dates are 26-30th May 2021

The Clay Shooting Classic 2020 has been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus, with new dates released as 26-30th May 2021. Orston Shooting Ground released a statement at 1pm regarding their decision to postpone the event. For more information

Zoli to sponsor young shooting star Alfie Tibbles

Edgar Brothers has announced its sponsorship of one of British clay shooting’s rising stars, 16-year old Alfie Tibbles. Alfie, who hails from Hertfordshire, was named as Young Shot of the Year by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) in February

A recession can be the best time to advertise – here’s why

With the talk of an economic recession being inevitable, many companies will look to cut advertising spend – but this is why you should maintain your advertising efforts – and even increase them! The coronavirus outbreak has caused a global

Coaching

Gun maintenance tips: Follow up on action cleaning

Our final edition of this series offers more detail on action cleaning during your gun maintenance lockdown session. It is quite straightforward to remove the stock and check, clean and lubricate the action. This isn’t required often, but it’s worth

Gun maintenance tips: How to clean your gun barrels

Over the past week we’ve been bringing you some gun maintenance tips and hints on how to make the best of your time during lockdown. And now, next up on our how-to is how to clean your gun barrels, so

Shotgun maintenance: How to clean your gun at home

In the latest edition of our series on how to clean your gun at from during lockdown, we’re moving onto the receiver and action. The receiver houses the mechanisms that lock down the barrels to form a strong, serviceable unit,

How to clean your gun at home

With shooting on hold, Richard Atkins is back with more tips on how clean and maintain your gun while at home. This time, Richard Atkins is looking at Extractors/ejectors and woodwork. Browning and Miroku guns, like the one shown here,

Features

Gun maintenance tips: Follow up on action cleaning

Our final edition of this series offers more detail on action cleaning during your gun maintenance lockdown session. It is quite straightforward to remove the stock and check, clean and lubricate the action. This isn’t required often, but it’s worth

Magic Bore: Does it work?

Magic Bore was developed to remove heavy fouling now found in bigger barrel diameters, so Richard Atkins was keen to discover how it worked

Gun cleaning kit: 16 of the most essential items

Lloyd Pattison runs through the products to you need to have in your gun cleaning kit.  Having a gun cleaning kit; some think it’s vital, others think it’s a waste of time. If you’re in the latter camp then this

Gun stocks: Why walnut is the ultimate material

James Simon delves into the mysteries of walnut and discovers why this unique timber is prized as the ultimate material for gun stocks. Walnut possesses a number of qualities that make it the ideal material for gun stocks. Its exquisite,

Events

The Clay Shooting Classic 2020: Are you booked in yet?

Orston Shooting Ground’s Dan Martin is excited about the preparations for the 2020 Clay Shooting Classic on 27-31 May. The team here at Orston are very excited and proud to be hosting one of the most loved clay shooting events

Mitchell Brooker-Smith’s Olympic Skeet win

Mitchell Brooker-Smith blows away the Christmas cobwebs with an Olympic clay shooting Skeet win at South Wales 2000. What better way to celebrate the festive season than South Wales 2000’s Olympic Skeet team Christmas shoot! I’ve been extremely busy these

Para trap at World Championships

Nicola Heron reports from the Fedecat Trap 5 in Spain, where Para Trap combined with a World Championship for the first time. The fifth Fedecat Trap 5 World Championship saw a Para Trap category at a world championship for the first

Best of British

The country’s top Skeet and Trap shooters gathered for the British Shooting Grand Final 2019. Anita North reports The last weekend of September saw Olympic Trap and Skeet shooters gather at Fauxdegla Shooting Ground for this year’s British Shooting Shotgun

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