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Harrier troubles

A hen harrier tagged by the RSPB went missing near a grouse moor on 12 August, reigniting the war of words between the charity and shooters. The RSPB’s Ian Thomson was quoted by the BBC saying the bird: “joins the

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Green light for Steyr

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service has confirmed that the Steyr LP50 pistol is not a Section 5 or Section 1 pistol, and therefore its use can continue. NABIS had confiscated LP50s and parts from the headquarters of Steyr UK earlier

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EU report revives shadow of lead ban

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has tabled new proposals for a blanket ban on lead ammunition on wetlands. The proposal would restrict not only shooting with lead shot in wetland areas, but also carrying it. This has led to the

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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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