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APSI Get Browning Backing

The Association of Professional Shooting Instructors have announced that Browning have agreed to sponsor the APSI with a selection of Sporting and Trap guns for use on the APSI courses. The gunmakers have been involved in the three four-day courses

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100,000 Up For GunsOnPegs

GunsOnPegs hit a landmark 100,000 members in June. Since growing from a shooting pastime in 2007, the free-to-use site lists over 1,200 shoots. Managing director Chris Horne said: “I am delighted that we have managed to connect so many people

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Air Ambulance Funds Take Off

Shooting enthustiast, Martin Millichamp, has been raising money for the last 15 seasons to donate to the lifesaving Midland Air Ambulance Charity. During the most recent season, from November 2017 to February 2018, Martin has raised over £330, by providing

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Bedford Top Guns Hit Target

Twelve sharp-shooters met for a fund-raising clay shoot at the Sporting Targets centre in Riseley, Bedford aiming to raise funds for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). Supported by Bedford’s local businesses the competition included a 40-bird sporting and 30-bird

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Rhino Auction To Return

Sporting Rifle magazine’s auction to raise funds for Save The Rhino International is about to kick off again. Having raised £90,000 in a series of auctions since 2010, the UK’s leading rifle magazine is set to pass the six-figure mark

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BASC Await Cup Final Day

BASC have announced their annual Countryside Clay Shoot. Scheduled for 19 May, this years event will be held at the prestigious Six Mile Bottom estate in Cambridgeshire, with proceeds benefiting the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. The competition will features 500 simulated

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Rural Oscars Champion Game

The 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the Rural Oscars, whittled down over 11,000 nominations into five category winners on 25 April. Environment Secretary Gove was part of a judging panel which included; Waitrose Food Editor and Masterchef Judge,

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Airgunners’ Pet Peeves

Recent issues surrounding incidents of cats being shot with airguns have led to a Home Office airgun review. However, the review has left shooters worried that further restrictions on airgun use in England and Wales would be “disproportionate” and “bad

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Hunting acquittals rise

Joint-master of the Portman Hunt, Evo Shirley, has been acquitted of charges of illegal hunting, being found not guilty of offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Poole Magistrates Court on 14 March. Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside

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Krieghoff gets new branding

Shotgun maker Krieghoff has unveiled a new logo and corporate branding, which it says is to reflect both its values of tradition its modernity and innovation. The new corporate image has been conceptually and graphically redesigned, featuring a diamond to

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