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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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Punching above their weight

These two 21gram 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 reviewed

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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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English break-fest 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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Ask the experts: Should I use plastic or fibre wads?

Do fibre wads make such a big difference? Could my scores suffer if I start to use them?

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1st Prize – Eley Hawk 1st Select reviewed by Richard Atkins

Eley Firsts are such a big name in the budget cartridge market – can they ever be topped? Richard Atkins finds out, putting the 1st Select through its paces

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