No Paine, No Gaine

It’s not been an easy road to success for Alan Paine MD James Hinton. Jacob Barlow asks him how he’s brought the brand to prominence

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Culinary interest in grouse soars

Shooting estates and organisations have remarked on an increase in demand for grouse as a foodstuff in 2017.

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Snare-brained decision?

A county council has banned the use of snares on its land without holding a prior consultation or even having received any complaints about their use. West Sussex County Council introduced a policy prohibiting the use of snares by tenants

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Hold back on Woodcock, says GWCT

Shoots should reduce their woodcock bags and individuals should show restraint when it comes to the species, the GWCT has urged. Andrew Hoodless, the Trust’s head of wetland research, has highlighted indications that woodcock experienced a poor breeding season in

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Merger forms new US auction giant

James D Julia, the well-known American auction house for sporting and antique guns, is now a division of Morphy Auctions after the two companies merged on 14 December. The bigger company will become one of the largest antiques auction houses

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Airgun consultation under way

A consultation on tightening airgun laws in England and Wales, first reported on in the December 2017 edition of Gun Trade News, is now open for public responses. Intended to be a wide-ranging review into whether the law is fit

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Commonwealth Crisis

Shooting loses out to basketball in the race for inclusion in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, threatening the sport’s future prospects

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Investing in Joy

Diggory Hadoke brings more news on Holt’s new premises and takes time to look on the bright side of falling prices

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Tornado N-Ram

There’s a new break barrel gas-ram pistol from AirForceOne, available in .177 and .22. The gun is being sold on the back of low felt recoil and fast lock-time. It has a rifled steel barrel, 9mm scope dovetail and a

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Grand Prix Traditional

Continuing the back-to-the-roots theme established by their recent collectors’ edition cartridges, Eley Hawk have announced the launch a new Grand Prix Traditional line, a true two and a half inch cartridge. The cartridge is in a Grand Prix orange plastic

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