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Clever Grand Italia cartridge review

Richard Atkins puts Clever’s premium Grand Italia clay cartridges through their paces For years Clever cartridges have largely been associated with the top end of clay shooting. Founded by the Chiampan brothers back in 1952, the company was focused on

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Rio Target Load cartridge reviews

These two 21 gram clay cartridges from Rio offer tremendous performance and value for money, says Richard Atkins. The cartridges put through their paces this month are the lighter shot load versions of the Rio 28 gram Target Load cartridges we

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EJ Churchill launch the ONE20 challenge

EJ Churchill have launched a new team flush competition, the One20 Flush Challenge. It will take place on the West Wycombe Estate in Buckinghamshire, and will run from 1 September 2020 until 1 February 2021. The Challenge is available to

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Fiocchi LiteSpeed cartridge review with Richard Atkins

Hang on to your hat – Richard Atkins has got his hands on the super-fast Fiocchi LiteSpeed clay cartridges. You can tell that clay shooting is a vibrant sport by the huge number of products that are available, whether that’s

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Richard Atkins tests two new shotgun loads

Clay shooting expert Richard Atkins is testing two new shotgun loads that offer good performance, less recoil, and an affordable price tag! On test: Clever Mirage T1 24 Gram 7.5 Fibre and Plastic Shot load: 373 grainsPellet(count per oz): 331UK

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Maionchi AZ20s are back

Older shooters will fondly remember Maionchi AZ20 cartridges – well, they’re back! The AZ20 was a popular clay load in the 1980s, and some shooters swore by them for pigeon shooting too. Now Garlands, based near Tamworth in Staffordshire, are

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Shooters on tour

Simon Dutton and friends set out to shoot at as many grounds as possible on a whistle stop tour of the Cotswolds. I‘ve been shooting pretty seriously for the past few years, to the point where I’ve been arranging my

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Mid-range cartridges for club or competition

If you don’t want to use budget loads and can’t justify premium competition loads, there is plenty to choose from out there These days, most of us mere mortals struggle to justify the expense of premium competition cartridges, but many

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The problem with plastics

Kate Gatacre investigates how the shooting community is meeting the challenge of environmental responsibility. You’d have to have stuck your head very deep in the sand to be unaware of the issue of single-use plastics and the effect they have

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Lyalvale Express English Sporter review with Richard Atkins

Lyalvale Express are very well known at clubs across the UK (and far beyond) for producing excellent shotgun cartridges. The company is justifiably proud of being able to state that they are the only UK cartridge company with an Olympic

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