James Marchington

Road to the Classic 2021: Getting your shotgun licence

As we gear up for the 2021 Clay Shooting Classic, we’re exploring how you can set off on your journey from amateur to the Classic. This time, James Marchington explains how to get your shotgun licence Last month we looked

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Road to the Classic 2021: Buying your first shotgun

As we gear up for the 2021 Clay Shooting Classic, we’re exploring how you can set off on your journey from amateur to the Classic. James Marchington offers some advice on how to go about buying your first shotgun. I’m

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Young Shots Day training with Ben Hustwaite

Recently, a lucky group of under-18s got a free coaching session and more with Ben Husthwaite at Kibworth. James Marchington reports It’s often said we need to encourage more young people into clay shooting, and help them progress, but few people

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The Open that almost never was…

Outsider Dave Ferriman lifted the coveted British Open trophy at the Championship that almost never happened. James Marchington reports Dave Ferriman, the 25-year-old gunroom manager at the popular Sporting Targets shooting ground in Bedfordshire, is the new British Open English

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British Shooting’s grand return – James Marchington reports

British Shooting’s Grand Festival saw a welcome return to top level competition for our elite shooters. James Marchington reports It’s been a tough year for elite sport – shooting included – with ranges closed and our top shots unable to

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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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