Richard Atkins

Showing promise at IWA

Richard Atkins prowls through the IWA Outdoor Classics fair and pounces on the most exciting new clay shooting products In March each year for the past 46 years an ever-growing gathering of companies from around the world has been meeting

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Defying expectations

Richard Atkins looks at two cartridges from FOB, and finds that first impressions don’t tell the whole story… FOB is an established brand in Europe, where it has a strong presence in the hunting and sport shooting scene, but it’s

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Clay Shooting Magazine 135 is out now!

This issue of Clay Shooting covers the first big competitions of the season and gets stuck into a rich selection of features from the best in the business. Richard Atkins is takes a close look at the lovely Caesar Guerini

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Q and A

Let us know if you have any questions, we have the experts to answer them Worry over licence renewal Q: I am a keen clay shooter in my late 50s. My shotgun certificate is due for renewal soon and I

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Second-hand heroes with Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins continues his masterclass on what to look for when buying a second-hand gun. Recently we covered most of the basics of how to assess a second-hand shotgun with a view to making a purchase. We went over the

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New gear at IWA trade show

It’s hard to believe that IWA was already almost a month ago, but it was, and it’s been the talk of the gun trade ever since. So in case you’ve missed any news, we have something for you on the

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New gear at IWA trade show

The UK gun trade was out in force at the 46th annual IWA Outdoor Classics exhibition in Germany from 8 to 11 March. It’s the leading European trade show for hunting, shooting and outdoor equipment. This year’s event attracted around

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Budget clay shells

You needn’t shell out to get outstanding shells. Here we present a roundup of the most popular clay cartridges! With a huge variety of cartridges on offer, it can be hard to make an informed choice. Here, our cartridge expert

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Beware Buyer

Richard Atkins offers a few purchasing pointers for novices that even experienced shooters would do well to remind themselves of… Purchasing a shotgun often creates a dilemma: should you buy a budget-priced new gun or an older gun from an

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Ask the experts!

Let us know if you have any questions, we have the experts to answer them. Q: I have shot a second-hand Krieghoff 30” gun for DTL since h 2018. It came with ½ and ¾ chokes, and my best score with this

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