Information about a number of products and accessories that will enhance your shooting experience

Outdoor bags – the ideal choices for fieldsports

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. Nothing gladdens my heart and lifts my spirit more than the thought of putting away my thermal boots and…

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Best hunting knives put to the test

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more There are few tools more central to fieldsports than a decent knife and, whether you are gralloching stags in the Highlands or divvying up the game pie at a…

Alan Pain’s Fernley Field Coat review

When it comes to shopping for country coats, one of the things I struggle with is finding a good ‘all-rounder’. There is a wide selection of beautiful coats available from many brands, and going into a country clothing shop can provoke a ‘kid in a candy store’ feeling; too much…

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Scopes on test: two of the best for around £1000 and under

While some shooters are happy to spend thousands of pounds on high-end optics, you can still buy an extremely good telescopic sight for around £1,000. In fact, once you pass through that price barrier, improvements in optical performance and features only go up by small increments in relation to the…

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Shooting glasses: how to choose them and why you should wear them

Most clay shooters adopted shooting glasses as an essential piece of kit many years ago, and they’re now mandatory at many clubs and competitions. However, they’re still far less popular in other forms of shooting, which is a shame because they have many benefits to offer. So, even if clays…

Best anti-itch cream for hunters – our top picks

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more When it comes to kit you need when venturing out for a stalking session, you think of obvious things like rifle (goes without saying I’d imagine), as well as…

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Taking a closer look at shot cameras and a ShotKam

It’s fair to say that a ShotKam is an essential part of my crow shooting kit. So I thought I would enlarge on why I particularly like having a ShotKam strapped to my gun. I have been using ShotKams for a few years now and think they are extraordinary pieces…

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Best chronographs for airguns – Richard Saunders’ top choices

Why chronographs for airguns are key Ignorance, it is said, is no defence in law. Responsible airgunners know that without a Firearm Certificate (FAC), possessing a rifle that pushes out more than 12 foot pounds (ft-lb) will not only get you into trouble, but fuel the argument of those who’d…

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Essential crow shooting kit

Crow shooting is a wonderful game of cat and mouse against a rather cunning adversary. The shooting provides excellent sporting opportunities and essential pest management, as crows will cause tremendous damage, both in terms of wildlife and agriculture, if left unchecked. Unfortunately, the ongoing destruction caused by crows makes them…

Scopes for pest control

Scopes for pest control on test

Digital day and night riflescopes combine the stealth of infrared imaging for after-dark concealment with full-colour viewing for shooting in the daytime. That means they provide a sighting solution for round-the-clock pest control, covering everything from long-range rabbit and fox shooting to farmyard ratting with an airgun. Owing to their…

Outdoor battery packs – we share our top picks

When it comes to getting out into the field, whether it’s for pleasure or for a living, what a kit bag looks like will differ depending on who you talk to. Indeed, some argue that you needn’t carry the world in your bag and all you need are the essentials,…

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The best telescopic sights: scoping out a bargain

You don’t have to bankrupt yourself to own decent telescopic sights. Modern production processes mean that a comparatively modest outlay will now buy you an optic that would have been considered as high-end glass not so long ago. The three sub-£500 telescopic sights in this round- up are extremely versatile…

Best clay gun slips – get the right case for your shotgun

Whether you’re a professional shooter who busts clays all year round, a keen amateur looking ahead to the summer season or a novice wondering what kit you need to get the most out of your experience, one thing that clay shooters all need in their arsenal is a well-chosen clay…

Air rifle case – we share our top picks

When it comes to pest control or stalking in the field, any keen Shot will tell you that you should only take what you need, because you don’t want to be weighed down by unnecessary gear when you’re several miles away from the car. Not only that, you need something…

best ear defenders for shooting

Best ear defenders for shooting

So why should you buy the best ear defenders for shooting you can get? Too many shooters seem to be ignorant to the damage that the noise from gunshots can do to their hearing. You only get one pair of ears, so it makes good sense to look after them,…

Add-on devices for scopes

Add on-devices for scopes: reviewing three of the best

Add-on devices for scopes So why are add-on devices for scopes so useful? One of the biggest inconveniences when using a night-vision or thermal scope is that their performance during the day is never going to be as good as a traditional glass optic. Although several night-vision scopes now offer…

Best boot socks – don’t miss our top choices

As we said recently in our top choices for the best walking boots, one thing any keen Shot, fieldsports fan or general outdoor enthusiast will tell you is that you have to look after your feet. Having the best possible boots is a big step in the right direction (no…

Walking boots – what are the best options?

Any keen shot, deer stalker or outdoor enthusiast will know that having a pair of good walking boots is an essential part of your wardrobe. With mile after mile to cover, you need a pair of boots that are comfortable yet durable, waterproof yet breathable, and good value for money. There…