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How to get into shooting sports in the UK.

The United Kingdom has a long and proud history regarding shooting sports. It also has some of the strictest laws in the world regarding the use or ownership of firearms. I speak regularly with people who would like to give target sports a go but dismiss the idea as they assume it would be impossible…….


Reloading rifle cartridges. 1 – Reloading and Zen!

Reloading your own ammunition is a time consuming and delicate business. Some shooters just cannot be bothered. They are happy with the factory ammo they use. They are pleased with the performance of their rifle and ammunition. They are happy with the cost. That is fine, I am not a reloading elitist. I reload for……


Long range shooting for beginner’s 5. Ammunition.

The time has come to shoot your newly purchased rifle! By now you should have kitted yourself out with the equipment you will require. Your rifle will have sights mounted (Iron or scope) and you will have sighted in crudely using the bore sighting method discussed in the previous article in this series. Before leaving……


Long range shooting for beginner’s 2. First Scope for 100-1000yd rifle.

In the last article we talked about purchasing your first rifle as a new shooter. We theorised that most shooters are looking to hit targets from 100-1000yds. The budget for said rifle was £1500 and the suggested calibre was .308 in a bolt action. My rifle of choice was a Remington 700. Some of you……