Is the recent surge in the popularity of copper-coated lead shot a result of clever marketing, or are these cartridges as good as some claim? Matt Kidd asks the opinion of various manufacturers and respected game Shots.
There’s a lot more to building a young Gun than the gun, says Peter Ryan as he considers the many qualities that fieldsports instil in young people.
Gunfit, gunmount, footwork, timing and follow through are all paramount to good shooting, but if due attention is not paid to the other variables on a shoot day, says Simon Ward, you might find yourself walking back to the gunbus feeling nonplussed.
Top game shooting instructor Simon Ward offers his advice for making the most of your visits to the shooting ground.
Simon Ward shares his advice for getting back on track in game shooting after a slump of bad form.
There is only so much you can learn at a shooting ground, says top game shooting instructor Simon Ward, who highlights the advantages of on-the-peg coaching for the game Shot.
Father and son Jeremy and Guy Westmoreland share their top tips for improving success at wild fowling. Plus, they identify exactly what kit you need to take along with you.
Improve your success rate, with Simon Ward's top 10 tips.
James Chapel shares his top tips for walking-up grouse...
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.
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