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Check out Classic 2021 host Orston Shooting Ground

This Nottinghamshire ground will be hosting this year’s National Inter Counties Sporting Championship. We explore the ground and its range of top-notch facilities

Clay Shooting 157 is out NOW

The latest edition of Clay Shooting Magazine is now available for download and purchase We may be back in lockdown with shooting grounds closed once again, but when we’re finally allowed out again it’s going to be a great year

The Open that almost never was…

Outsider Dave Ferriman lifted the coveted British Open trophy at the Championship that almost never happened. James Marchington reports Dave Ferriman, the 25-year-old gunroom manager at the popular Sporting Targets shooting ground in Bedfordshire, is the new British Open English

British Shooting’s grand return – James Marchington reports

British Shooting’s Grand Festival saw a welcome return to top level competition for our elite shooters. James Marchington reports It’s been a tough year for elite sport – shooting included – with ranges closed and our top shots unable to

Coaching

The importance of using feedback in clay shooting

Georgina Roberts has some advice for anyone who receives help during shooting on how to best use the feedback Everyone gets feedback, whether you’re an athlete or a coach. It can range from more technical feedback such as gun mount,

Young Shots Day training with Ben Hustwaite

Recently, a lucky group of under-18s got a free coaching session and more with Ben Husthwaite at Kibworth. James Marchington reports It’s often said we need to encourage more young people into clay shooting, and help them progress, but few people

Is there a true all-round shotgun? The latest Q&A

Let us know if you have any questions – we have the experts to answer them Your clay shooting experts A true all-round gun? Question: I’m thinking of buying a 3½ in chambered semi-auto shotgun, having seen one at a

The importance of having a clay shooting coach

Georgina Roberts explains how a coach can guide, motivate and support you on your way to success A coach is much more than just someone who will tell you “You’re in front of that” or “You missed that one behind.”

Features

Atkin Grand & Lang Shooting Ground – a tour with Clay Shooting

Julian Watson gives Jasper Fellows a tour of the workshop, gunroom and Sporting stands of Atkin, Grant & Lang Shooting Ground In 1821 three renowned gunsmiths, Henry Atkin, Stephen Grant and Joseph Lang joined forces to create a new firm,

Winter training with Rhys Plum

With competitions over and lockdown ongoing, Rhys Plum is getting straight down to work so he can hit the ground running in the spring The competition season for me has well and truly come to an end. This month, I’ve spent

Is a custom gun stock worth it?

When tinkering with the factory stock wasn’t enough, Becky McKenzie decided to bite the bullet and go for a full custom job I have had a few custom stocks made for me over the 14 years or so that I’ve been

Steel shot for clay shooting – is it the future?

Steel shot may be the future for game shooters, but does it have a place in clay shooting? James Simon investigates. In 2017 a 91-year-old national treasure showed us images of albatross chicks eating a diet of plastic. A year

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

Tough at the top

Team GB’s shooters put in a strong performance at a challenging World Cup in Finland, but medals eluded them, reports Anita North The last World Cup this year took place in Lahti, Finland, in August. It was interesting to watch

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