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Best gun slips: for gameshooters, clayshooters and wildfowlers

Discovering the best gun slips While shooting in the field I often change my kit around, trying out new gadgets and gizmos. Yet, perhaps the most consistent and long-standing item, and one I am reluctant to change, is my old leather gun slip. It’s been with me for years and,…

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The best gaiters for walked-up shooting

Gaiters for shooting are essential, particularly if you’re walked-up shooting on moorland. Why you need the best gaiters for shooting Wear gaiters with your breeks and shooting socks to protect your legs from ticks, as well as mud, scratches from rough heather and brambles. You’ll also be able to stride…

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…

Best gas-ram airguns

Spring-powered rifles have been around for over 100 years and probably account for more units sold each year than any other air rifle category, especially at the affordable end of the market. However, springers aren’t the only alternative to pre-charged pneumatics and the associated inconvenience of having to ensure a…

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Best clay shooting caps – what to wear on the clay ground

Not everybody wears a cap when they’re out on the clay ground but a cap is a useful item to have on you. (For more on what to wear clay pigeon shooting read here.) Award-winning clayshooter, CPSA shooting instructor and Sporting Gun contributor Becky McKenzie says: “Caps are good for…

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Moleskin trousers: we’ve picked out the best for country style

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Moleskin has been around for centuries and moleskin trousers have long been a part of a country wardrobe, thanks to their warmth, comfort and durability. Despite the name, the…

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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…

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The best Tattersall shirts for shooting

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more The best Tattersall shirts are design classics for shooting and a garment that no countryman or woman should be without. (For our list of the best shooting shirts see…

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Best shooting wellies: how to stay dry, comfortable and still look the part

When the rain comes down and the mud starts churning up you’ll be looking for the best shooting wellies you can find. Sturdy, robust footwear that won’t slip on wet ground, will let you walk dry footed through streams and over ploughed fields. Footwear you can just hose off after…

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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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…

Looking at outdoor phone cases? Here are our picks

When it comes to outdoor phone cases, you are simply asking for trouble if you’re out in the field for extended periods of time and you don’t have a serious phone protector. They are a valuable inclusion because they allow you to be able to use your phone without thought…

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Best gun dog beds: which one will suit your faithful companion best?

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more We recently wrote about the amount of time a dog spends asleep and as you might expect, it’s quite a bit of the day (and night of course). So…

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 waterproof shooting jackets

The best waterproof shooting jackets will keep you in the field all year round. No matter how heavy the rain, if you’re wearing one of these you’ll be able to get on with the job in hand. If your jacket isn’t waterproof and you’re caught in a downpour it really…

best fleece shooting jackets

Best shooting fleece jackets and tops – to wear alone or under your coat

We are supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more It’s not so long ago that shooting fleece jackets didn’t exist. Whilst we love traditional tweeds and the cosiness of a pure new wool jumper, fleece certainly has its…

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Best clay shooting vests

What are the must-haves that create the best clay shooting vests? (Here’s our advice on what to wear clay shooting.) Just what are clay shooters searching for? Clay shooter and Sporting Gun contributor Rhys Plum advises: “The vest is a piece of uniform that unites all us clay shooters. But…