How to make your shoot covid safe

  One thing that the sport of shooting knows all about and that’s safety. Like thousands…

On test: Pulsar Digex N450 night vision scope on foxes

In a world of thermal, Roy Lupton tries out a night vision scope. He takes the…

What does ‘ballistic tip’ mean?

  Ballistic is a much over-used word. You may associate it with nuclear weapons. The word…

Why are target bullets longer than hunting bullets?

  What’s the difference between target and hunting rounds? Sako Cartridges’ Aki Suvilahti says the biggest…

A simple guide to rifle calibres

  To a non-shooter, all bullets seem the same, but there are hundreds of different calibres…

What happens when a bullet goes bang

  You pull the trigger – and a lot of chemistry and physics takes place in…

Do you choose slow bullets or ‘hot rounds’?

  Hot or not? That’s the question Paul Childerley puts to Aki Suvilahti of Sako Cartridges.…

What is bullet head space?

  If you’re still finding your way around your rifle, you may want to know what…

What are bonded bullets?

  Deer manager Paul Childerley describes what a bonded bullet is good for: “More weight behind…

High flying crow shoot on Exmoor

  It’s Exmoor high-bird shooting but without the expense. Matt Turley and Nigel White are decoying…

‘Flyakara’ – kayak tenkara on an English tarn

Charlie Jacoby If kayak flyfishers are calling their sport flyaking – which is a hideous word…

Shooting rats on the ratberg

Rat after rat appears for Roy Lupton to shoot. He calls his trash heap ‘the ratberg’…

Stalking elusive bucks

Tim Pilbeam has a fallow problem – a new piece of ground where he and friends…

Dartmoor deerstalking drama

  Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services is pulling on his stalking boots for the first…

How to start spearfishing in the UK

  How easy is it to become a ‘spearo’? Game chef Cai Ap Bryn joins the…

10-step boot-fitting guide

  Professional deer manager Jason Doyle bashes his boots to bits. He explains how to make…

Best Night Vision & Thermal 2020

 First it was foxshooters who discovered how useful night vision is. Then badger cull contractors…

Roy’s foxes from a hot tin roof

  When foxes killed the second of his muntjac fawns, Roy Lupton got mad. Tonight he…

Corvid Patrol

  Fieldsports Nation member Alex Sorisi so liked the look of Matt Turley’s crow shooting set-up,…

On Test: Aimpoint Acro + roebuck stalking

  You have a buck in your scope at 200 yards, and you call it in…

On test: Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 thermal spotter

  Rabbit shooting just got easier, as Andy Crow finds out. The Pulsar Helion 2 makes…

Rabbit shoot: rain stops play

  Poor Matt Turley. You invite a team of guns to come and shoot rabbits –…

Deer Box launch: venison from woodland to your freezer

  It’s a haunch launch. Deer Box promises to post your frozen boxes of venison for…

Copper bullets – terminal ballistics

  Firearms expert Andrew Venables and deer manager Ben Heath put two copper bullets head to…

On Test: Barnes Varmint Grenade

  Andrew Venables has cooked up what he reckons is the perfect copper varminting cartridge, using…

Pigeon Harvest Festival

  Andy Crow has cut a couple of crops, so it’s time to set up for…

On test: Pulsar Thermion lights up the rabbits

Cai Ap Bryn has a rabbit problem. Happily, Thomas Jacks has a new thermal unit that’s…

Best shotgun chokes for pigeon shooting, by Andy Crow

  It’s a lovely afternoon’s pigeon shooting. Some birds are close – some are far away.…

Stock dove or woodpigeon? Andy Crow’s guide

  Crow is shooting pigeons over a bean crop. His big problem today are the stock…

On test: Aimpoint Acro – see more, shoot more

  Sometimes you shoot an animal at a good range and you are pleased with the…

On Test: Winchester Blindside

Sporting Shooter magazine editor Dom Holtam takes the Winchester Blindside shotshells out for a roadtest on…

Family day on the pigeons – it’s Crowhow

  With the pigeons pouring into Andy Crow’s pea crop, it’s time to use local resources.…

Ballistics tips with Keith Poyser, part seven

Stalking saucepans and paint pots at long ranges: part seven of the series by Keith Poyser…

Hornady Precision Hunter

The Precision Hunter cartridge from Hornady is only the delivery vehicle for its ELD-X bullet range.…

How to get duck flying fit, with George Digweed

20 times world champion shooter George Digweed likes doing things well and that includes presenting the…

On Test: best copper bullets for deer

  Firearms expert Andrew Venables has a guilty secret (innocent secret?). He prefers copper bullets to…

Copper bullets and meat damage

Meat damage is one of Andrew Venables’ primary reasons to move away from lead bullets. For…

Copper bullets and clean kills

  Like every ethical hunter in the Western World, Andrew Venables wants a clean kill. The…

What non lead bullets can you buy

  In the 1990s, Andrew Venables was at a US gun show where a mini revolution…

A fox and her cubs – shoot or don’t shoot?

  Jaf Jefferson takes his night vision out shooting. He is protecting a farmers’ lambs from…

Red deer stalking in Cumbria

Whilst test-driving the new Subaru Forester we thought it would be rude not to try some…

How to age and measure muntjac

Deer manager Paul Childerley has plenty of muntjac on his ground in Bedfordshire, and takes clients…

Ollie Williams’ grey squirrel shoot

That bloke off #LoveIsland is out hunting down squirrels. Ollie Williams shows how knocking over a…

Airgunning rooks to bake in a pie

  Paul Childerley and Jonny Muston pack an Air Arms S410 and an S510 to go…

When an environmentalist discovers that hunting helps wildlife

  Trophy hunting has saved the urial wild sheep. That’s the conclusion of environmentalist Billy Offland,…

Lockdown Lupton’s thermal fox control

When foxes grab your newborn fawn, normally there is not much you can do. You’re a…

Ollie Williams goes lockdown deerstalking

Cornish deer manager Ollie Williams is out after roebuck that are killing trees and destroying crops.…

Social-distance shooting/hunting rules

Like everyone, deerstalking guide Paul Childerley will get back to work eventually. But how will he…

How to eat nettles and thistles

Survival expert Jonny Crockett talks through recipes for two notorious weeds. Jonny’s website is SurvivalSchool.co.uk

Charlie’s Shoot Walk – Browning channel kidnap

  Browning kidnaps Fieldsports Channel! No, it’s not so terrible. Browning simulcasts it #athome vlog on…