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Clay Shooting 149 is out NOW!

The latest issue of Clay Shooting Magazine is now available to purchase! As the lockdown is eased, shooting is tentatively getting under way again. More and more grounds are offering restricted opening under guidance from the CPSA, with strict measures in place to prevent the

West London Shooting School re-opening to trial guidelines from May 21st

Following the Prime Ministers update to lockdown restrictions, West London Shooting School will be re-opening to trial guidelines they have put in place from Thursday 21st May when there will be limited capacity for lessons and practise rounds including the rifle range. They

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BASC ask for Covid-19 consistency from police

BASC is urging the police to be consistent in the covid-19 advice given to the shooting community amid reports that some forces have blocked essential fox control during the lambing season. The UK’s largest shooting organisations has received complaints from

Coaching

Preparing for a return to shooting post-lockdown

Shooting instructor Andy Powell explains what you can do to prepare for the long-awaited return to shooting. As I write the world is in a very strange place; the pandemic is something that none of us has ever experienced before. Like

Gun cleaning and maintenance – fix up your woodwork

This is the ideal time to renovate the battle-worn stock and fore-end on your clay gun. Richard Atkins explains how to do it in our bit of latest gun cleaning and maintenance advice. I’m sure many readers’ guns have never been

Clay shooting tips from professionals

Mike Yardley, Ian Coley, Hannah Gibson, Derek Burnett and Huw Stephens share their wisdom with Jason Doyle

Can you get your money back from cancelled shows? Our experts answer your questions

Our experts let you know what to do if you had planned to go to events and shoots that have been cancelled due to coronavirus, plus more questions answered! Let us know if you have any questions – we have

Features

EJ Churchill on staying positive during coronavirus

With the World Sporting postponed until next year, EJ Churchill’s Rob Fenwick talks to Jasper Fellows about what they’re doing to stay positive. We all knew it was inevitable, but it was still a bitter blow when the announcement came

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

19 Best budget clay loads

We often have to pull in our belts at this time of year so we’ve searched high and low to find quality cartridges at under £200 per thousand

Essential guide to clay gun barrels

Vic Harker reveals the history and importance of your shotgun’s barrels

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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