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The Big Guns

It might be one of the biggest names in the shooting world but Browning is still looking to push the envelope. GTN travels to France to find out what form their ambition takes

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Grouse-shoot licensing petition escalated to Cabinet Secretary

The Scottish parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee met on Tuesday 23 May to discuss a petition from Logan Steele, lodged on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, which describes itself as, “A network of…

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Northern Shooting Show: Leupold LTO Tracker

Optics maker Leupold has made the jump into thermal imaging with this extremely affordable, handheld spotting unit. Boasting a 600-metre maximum range, it’ll function for foxing out to just over 100 metres. Distributor Viking Arms says it’s ideal as a

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Northern Shooting Show: Nocturna

New from the NiteSite stable, this handheld night vision unit is geared primarily towards the security market – but as NiteSite’s Tyrel Berry told us, it’s finding use in the hunting market too. “It’s like our Spotter Xtreme but more

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Northern Shooting Show: Promatic Pigeon

New from Promatic is a product that could conceivably sit in any gun shop. It’s a trap designed not for mass use at clay grounds but for individual use – it’s light and easily transportable thanks to its trolley base.

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Northern Shooting Show: Shilba Classic

Dave Mills of X-Calibre showed us the newest models in the affordable Shilba scope range. Built around a 1-inch tube, they’re available in fixed 4x and 5x specs as well as a variety of variable mags including 3-9×40 – pictured

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Northern Shooting Show: Omega Aircharger AC-1a

Complementing the Omega Supercharger SC-3 is this new lighter-weight model, out in time for summer 2017. Made to be more basic and at a lower price point than its stablemate, it’ll fill air cylinders no less reliably and quietly, with

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Moor burning under scrutiny at Westminster

An MP in parliament has championed research into heather burning, before apparently hitting out at shooting sports. Rachael Maskell, the Labour/Co-operative MP for the York Central constituency, drew attention to ongoing research by the University of York into moorland management

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DEFRA to relax bird flu measures

Farmed poultry are to be allowed outside, as DEFRA is removing the requirement to house them or enclose them with netting in high risk areas where bird flu has been reported. The relaxed rules are effective from 13 April. DEFRA

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Zeiss Conquest V6

Situated in the ‘upper middle class’ price bracket, Zeiss’s latest addition is a six-factor Conquest scope, available in three models: 1.1-6×24, 2-12×50 and 2.5-15×56. Incorporating Zeiss’s bullet drop compensator, and with an auto-illuminated dot reticle with motion sensor dictation shut-off,

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