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Leah Southall is back with a bang!

With exams now a fading memory, Leah Southall is back in the thick of dusting clays right, left and centre. After many months of not shooting as much as I would have liked, I decided to break myself back into

Aaron Heading wins quota with silver finish at European Championships

Aaron Heading won Olympic Trap silver at the European Championships in Lonato on Saturday 7th September. The result means the 32-year-old shooter from Lincolnshire has also won a Tokyo 2020 quota place for Team GB. It was one of just

The big interview: Anita North meets Matt Coward-Holley

GB star Matt Coward-Holley is riding high on his recent successes. Anita North asks him how he does it. It’s been a busy summer for British shooters on the international scene, especially Matthew Coward-Holley, who has been run off his

EU considers lead shot ban

A new European initiative could lead to a complete ban on lead shot for clay shooting as well as game. Lead shot is already banned for shooting ducks and geese in England and Wales, and from use over wetlands in

Coaching

Ask the experts!

Let us know if you have any questions, we have the experts to answer them. Also, if you want to get in touch, send your questions for our panel to fieldsports@futurenet.com. Young shot Q: I have recently been taking my

Shotguns: Ten of the Best (part 2)

Ian Coley’s gunshop professionals recommend 10 shotguns ranging from the modest to the magnificent – here is part 2 BROWNING B525 RRP: £1,165 The biggest competitor for the ubiquitous Silver Pigeon, the B525 is very similar in terms of handling,

Shotguns: Ten of the best

Ian Coley’s gunshop professionals recommend 10 shotguns ranging from the modest to the magnificent – and here are your first five. KOFS BLACK DIAMOND RRP: £599.99One of the real breakthrough guns of 2018 and, for the price, certainly looks the

Tips from the top

We asked a selection of Laporte sponsored shooters for their best tips on how to improve – here’s what they told us. Be honest with yourself. It’s very easy to have a bad day, we all have them. The temptation

Features

Ahead of the game

Clay Shooting finds out about Simulated Game Days at West London Shooting School Right from the bacon sandwich that starts the day, simulated game days follow the exact same format as a typical game shooting day. This even extends to

Shooters to watch

Welcome to a new series on shooters who are starting to make their mark. This month, two young shots from Scotland, by Murray Thomson Rhys Harrison Rhys picked up his passion for shooting from his father Richard, who is an

Limited sight, big vision

Kate Gatacre talks to Ken Newman, founder and owner of Custom Stockz, the company that has revolutionised the look of many a shooter’s gun on the clay circuit. Ken Newman isn’t what you’d expect of an airbrush artist. When he

Deal with dominance

Lloyd Pattison takes a look at the solutions on offer for eye-dominance problems Your ideas about eye dominance will be a product of whether you have ever suffered from a disagreement between your dominant hand and your dominant eye. I’m

Events

EJ Churchill’s new world order

The 41st World FITASC Championship returned to the UK after a 14 year break. Don Brunt went along to watch the action. When it comes to hosting large-scale Sporting events in the UK, EJ Churchill has gained something of a

Terrific trio

Three shoots, three chances at glory for Mike Bartlett and his partner Cheryl Hall English Open Sporting at Hodnet  As always, Hodnet put on a great shoot. Unfortunately, they have a new noise complaint from a neighbour, which has restricted

British Shooting opens the door

James Marchington attends the governing body’s open day for an insight into their plans for the sport British Shooting wants to work more closely with the shooting industry and media. Of course, funding is part of the story – but

An all round triumph

The English Open and British Open All Round titles at Doveridge offered shooters an exciting and varied challenge, Lloyd Pattison reports Richard King defended his English Open All Round title in fine style at Doveridge Shooting Ground on 8 June,

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