Having shot clays and game with great success with both the over-under and side-by-side, top game shooting instructor Simon Ward shares some tips on how to make the most of both designs.
Top game shooting instructor Simon Ward answers your questions.
Chris Batha takes a look at the symptoms of faulty visual perception in the shooting field, and considers the remedial options available.
As a professional game shooting instructor and vastly experienced game Shot, Simon Ward has seen every conceivable game shooting fault in the book. But over the years, he has identified 10 that seem to crop up more often than others.
Leading game shooting instructor Simon Ward shares his top tips for mastering driven pheasants.
A seamless partnership between Gun and loader on a busy drive is a joy to behold, but there is more to the art of double gunning than meets the eye. Will Pocklington takes a closer look.
The shooting man’s guide to etiquette and conduct in the field, by George Padley.
Simon Ward on the challenge of driven grouse.
Leading shooting instructor Simon Ward answers your questions and offers his advice for overcoming some common game shooting dilemmas.
Simon Ward answers your questions and demonstrates how to deal with traditional driven partridges.
Top game shooting instructor Simon Ward offers his thoughts on the importance of good gunfit and how best to achieve it.
In order to shoot well, you have to be in the right frame of mind, says Simon Ward. And the key to achieving that lies in the preparation.
Simon Ward argues that extreme range pheasants can be killed cleanly and consistently, but only if you are well prepared. And that means using an appropriate gun, cartridge and choke combination, practising and being willing to adjust your technique where necessary.
The world of driven shooting can be intimidating and confusing to the newcomer – a minefield of alien traditions, customs and etiquette. But with a bit of homework and prior preparation, your first day on the peg can be both enjoyable and rewarding.
When it comes to tackling extreme range pheasants, bigger does not always mean better, says Chris Batha.
Marcus Janssen visited Bisley Shooting Ground where shooting manager John Heagren put his technique under the microscope.
Rupert Godfrey gets in touch with award-winning sports optometrist Ed Lyons to discuss eye dominance.
English-built side-by-side shotguns have a proven pedigree... but they weren't designed with 60-yard pheasants in mind. We are talking over-under territory, as Chris Batha explains.
Why Simon Ward is a great advocate of polishing your shooting skills.
Simon Ward looks back on a season which brought its highs and lows, and reflects on where we went right – and wrong.
The greatest challenge of them all - Simon Ward offers some tips that will improve your chances of success.
We all want to be presented with high pheasants, but are we really up to them? Rupert Godfrey is concerned that some Guns are not showing sufficient respect for their quarry.
There’s more to a pattern of shotgun pellets than you might think, as Simon Ward explains.
Simon Ward questions the wisdom of presenting very high pheasants and partridges, and wonders if we've perhaps taken things a step too far.
Mastering the art of judging range, line and speed is vital to good shooting. To practice the accurate judging of range will be of great benefit whether you are shooting sporting clays, woodpigeons, or game in season.
Simon Ward on the simple route to better shooting - getting your gun fitted. Here he explains the benefits of having a gun that fits you properly and what to look out for.
Laurie Hart gives the answer to five common queries (and misunderstandings) about guns, ammunition and choke.
Top UK instructor Simon Ward offers 20 invaluable tips that could transform your partridge shooting season from blank to brilliant.
Chris Batha looks at the two main styles taught by modern shooting schools for taking really high pheasants, and asks the question: which one is more effective?
Richard Rawlingson believes that we should all have enough knowledge to make an informed choice when it comes to shot size, loads and choke. Respect for our quarry demands it.
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