James Marchington

How to get started in clay shooting

Thinking of trying shooting? We’d love to have you onboard! James Marchington explains how to get started. There are many great reasons to take up shooting. It gets you outdoors in the fresh air. It develops new skills and knowledge. 

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Taking a look at EJ Churchill’s new ground at Swinton

James Marchington visits the new EJ Churchill shooting ground in North Yorkshire. A glance at the entry list told you this shoot was something special. The biggest names in Sporting clays, at least in the North of England, had flocked

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Looking ahead to the Purdey Cup

Do you need an excuse to get that old heirloom Purdey out of the cabinet and give it an airing? The Purdey Cup at Royal Berkshire Shooting School could be just the ticket. It’s a fun 100-bird clay competition shot

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First post-lockdown CPSA clay shoot at Westfield – Clay Shooting reports

James Marchington went to the first post-lockdown CPSA Registered Fitasc and Sporting competitions at Westfield. I felt a mixture of jubilation and trepidation as I pulled into the car park at Westfield Shooting Ground, in the lovely Cotswold countryside near Cheltenham.

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Gun mount technique: beginners guide to clay shooting

You can’t expect to improve your scores until you can get your gun mount technique right every time, as James Marchington explains. You hear a lot about gun mount technique, and for good reason. It’s vital that you mount a

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George Digweed: The master shares his shooting technique

Last year, George Digweed began teaching the instructors at EJ Churchill to pass on his world-beating technique – now you can learn his secrets here. This article was originally featured in February 2019 Ask any shooter who they want to

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Buying your first shotgun: a beginners guide

James Marchington offers some advice on how to go about buying your first shotgun. I’m sure, like many shooters, you will have fond memories of buying your first shotgun. It’s one of those milestones you don’t forget, like the first

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Ask the experts: Prescription inserts or lenses and more…

Let us know if you have any questions to ask – we have the experts to answer them! Send your questions for our panel to fieldsports@futurenet.com or to the Bromsgrove address on our contents page. Your experts Richard Atkins Clay

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The benefits of prescription inserts in shooting glasses

James Marchington discovers there’s more to corrective shooting glasses than he realised. If you’re reading this then I take it that, like me, you wouldn’t stand a chance of hitting a target without glasses, or perhaps contact lenses. That’s fine,

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Beginners guide to getting your shotgun licence

It’s time to get your first shotgun – but first you’ll need to apply for a Shotgun Certificate. James Marchington explains how. Last month we looked at how you might take your very first shots with a shotgun at a

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