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Le Chameu raises over £28,000 for the Prince’s Countryside Fund

Le Chameau have today announced that £28,022 has been raised for The Prince’s Countryside Fund thanks to the ‘Imperfects’ initiative, which saw 10% of the money from the sales of boots being donated to the cause. Le Chameu’s campaign, known as the The Imperfects

Top 10 things to do at The GWCT Scottish Game Fair 2021

A spectacular celebration of conservation and the countryside for over three decades, The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, sponsored by NFU Mutual, will return to Scone Palace in Perthshire this year from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September, for its 32nd

The Game Fair 2021 – unearthing hidden gems

Diggory Hadoke unearths hidden gems from the Game Fair, and from even farther afield. The Game Fair has to be the highlight of July, in fact, of the summer. Auctioneers, like the rest of us, were keen to get in

Interviews

Zeiss’ Björn Pados interview w/ Mat Manning

Airgun shooters are celebrating Zeiss’s launch of a range of scopes especially for them. Mat Manning catches up with Björn Pados, category manager for the German optics giant’s hunting division, to find out more. Until very recently, Zeiss telescopic sights

Elite Optical’s Stuart Grant interview w/ Mat Manning

Theoben has long been absent from the British scene but that’s about to change. Mat Manning talks with Stuart Grant of Elite Optical as the business prepares for the next chapter in the brand’s history. The news of Elite Optical

GTN interview: Game Fair’s James Gower

James Gower is the dynamic presence behind the Game Fair, our most eagerly anticipated country event. He tells Steve Faragher what to expect this year, and how they overcame uncertainty. SF: I’ve never been to The Game Fair before. Tell

Comment

Pros and cons of steel shot – Richard Atkins considers the facts

Richard Atkins considers the pros and cons of steel shot and addresses the principal question: is it a suitable replacement for lead? The topic of using steel shot in shotgun cartridges has been debated for more than 20 years. In

Lead consultation coming sooner than expected

Sooner than expected, the Government has begun its “substitution of lead in ammunition” consultation which, Simon West explains, will require a fact-based and unified response. There are few things the Government is quick at—but they have surprised us by starting

Post-pandemic cautious optimism growing in the gun trade and beyond

Steve Faragher takes a look at the latest McKinsey report, and breathes a sigh of relief that it shows optimism is embracing the sensible middle ground. The heat has come off global optimism, thank goodness. The latest McKinsey report suggests

Market Opportunities

Best guns for grouse shooting – selecting the best options

Shooting grouse requires tough, reliable guns that handle instinctively and can be reloaded quickly. Mike Yardley picks 10 to take to the moors (this article first appeared in The Field). Grouse were arguably the first native birds to be routinely

New shooting products for September 2021

If you’d like to your new product to be considered for review, then please contact Gun Trade News Beretta 694 Sporting 50th Anniversary This year, GMK, which was founded in 1971, is celebrating having been in business for 50 years.

Best clay shotguns – top choices at all price points

Our roundup of the best clay shotguns available at all price points Caesar Guerini Magnus Sporting The Magnus Sporting pulls off the trick of looking lithe while remaining a chunky gun to handle. The stock and schnabel fore-end are a

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