Shooting_awards_30th_may_main_imageOn Thursday 14 May, Mercure Brandon hall near Coventry played host to Time Inc’s 20th annual Shooting Industry Awards. Nearly 130 representatives from the industry attended.

Seeland International won two awards. Simon Esnouf and Ewen Steel said, “These awards are a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the design and production teams in Denmark, and our sales and marketing effort in the UK.” The only other company to win more than one award was Browning International. Commendations were given in some categories where the decision was not unanimous.

New Clothing Product

Winner: Classic Eton smock – Seeland International

New Ladies Clothing Product

Winner: Rain Skirt Gale – John Field by Seyntex

New Footwear Product

Winner: Härkila Pro Gamekeeper GTX 9” – Seeland International

Best Game Cartridge

Winner: High Pheasant Extreme – Hull Cartridge Company

Best Clay Cartridge

Winner: RC4 Excellence 34g 12-bore – Shooting Star

Best Rifle Cartridge

Winner: Winchester Varmint-X – Browning International

New Gundog Product

Winner: Dog and Gun Maxi range – Lintran

The Field Shooting Personality of the Year

Winner: Tom Croft, Leicester Tigers and England rugby star

New Scope

Winner: Conquest DL 3-12×50 IR – Carl Zeiss

New Binoculars

Winner: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10×42 – Edgar Brothers

New Shooting Accessory

Winner: Duck and Goose Calls – MPK Custom Calls

High commended: Lightforce Enforcer – RUAG Ammotec UK

Best Social Media Campaign

Winner: Black Gold Dark Storm – Gamebore Cartridge Company

Highly commended: Christmas 2014 campaign – EJ Churchill

Best Website

Winner: A Hume Country Clothing

Best UK Gunshop

Winner: Ian Coley

Best Shooting Ground

Winner: Royal Berkshire Shooting School

2015 Time Inc. Shooting Industry’s Lifetime Achievement award

Winner: John Batley (Gun Trade Association)

New Rifle

Winner: Rigby ‘Big Game’ rifle – John Rigby & Co

Highly commended: Remington 770 Sportsman Calibre .243 Win Barrel 22” – Remington, Sportsmarketing SMK

New Shotgun

Winner: MK60 32” High Pheasant Gun – Browning International

Highly commended: Zoli Game Gun – Edgar Brothers


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