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ZEISS introduces new generation of V8 riflescopes

With four new V8 models, ZEISS aims to go the extra mile to help hunters achieve success. ZEISS is presenting its new generation of the V8 riflescope family with four new high-performance models. These all feature a centre tube diameter

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Gun Trade Association celebrates 130th birthday

At its splendid new home right in the heart of Bisley, the Gun Trade Association celebrates its 130th birthday in great style, as Simon West reports. It’s not often the gun trade gets together in force—and very rarely when we

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2021 Game Shooting Census – examining the results

George Browne of Guns on Pegs examines the results of this year’s Game Shooting Census, carried out by Guns on Pegs and Lycetts, with the support of BASC, the GWCT and the Countryside Alliance. There’s a phrase that I’ve come

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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

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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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George Juer – GTN Quick Quiz

After years of living comfortably, it feels like old British gun brands are getting a much-needed jolt of creativity and excitement. The latest for reinvention is Charles Lancaster, so meet one of the men behind its reinvention… George Juer Please

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Monitoring the fields w/ Simon West

Simon West is on holiday, but luckily for us still filing his copy from the cereal fields of southern England. For my first morning of leave yesterday, I chose to reveille early and get out on the ground. With a

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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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Getting into airgun shooting – Mat Manning discusses support for new shooters

New recruits represent the future of our sport and our businesses. Mat Manning reminds retailers of their responsibility to set them off on the right track. It is a very pleasing fact that sales of airguns and related accessories appear

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