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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

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Aim to Sustain – protecting our way of life

Rural groups are joining forces to safeguard the future of shooting, says Richard Negus Having spent the entire weekend of the Game Fair trudging around Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, I left the showground in a surprisingly good mood. My cheerful

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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

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What do Guns look for in a shoot?

In an article that first appeared in Shooting Times, Guns on Pegs editor George Browne ruminates on what the modern-day visitor to a shoot is actually after. I have been shooting since I was 11, but it is only since

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BREAKING NEWS: Major security breach affecting thousands of UK gun owners

News of a serious data breach affecting a major UK gun trader are coming to light. The breach involves more than 100,000 records hacked from the retailer’s website. Gun Trade News and Shooting Times journalists are currently investigating the story

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Latest auction news from the gun trade

Diggory Hadoke throws his head back and draws in a deep draught of that old, familiar smell… What is it? Why, freedom of course!  June saw Holt’s return with a flourish and a full sale, held over two days on

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Latest auction news from Gavin Gardner

An homage to armour marks a Gavin Gardiner triple play as Michael E. Haskew reports. The first tanks appeared in the battlefield in World War I, massive tracked monsters belching machine-gun and artillery fire.  As they slewed and heaved forward

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Best premium shotguns – our top picks on the market

It can be hard to know at what point the premium market begins with shotguns, but we find it useful to think of it as the point where the gun becomes no longer just a machine, but also an objet

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Holland & Holland’s Nigel Stuart: the GTN Interview

Sitting in an armchair, sipping a cappuccino as dark clouds gathered over Holland & Holland, new chief operating officer Nigel Stuart, on his second day in post, told GTN that innovation is the secret to steering one of the world’s

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Latest auction news for June and July

It’s Bonhams’ turn to put in a powerful performance this month, with its May auction making sales from £50 to nearly £50,000, as Diggory Hadoke reports Bonhams dominated the gun auctions calendar in May, with the biggest sale of the

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