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Gun-Lok shotgun security lock

youtu.be/-aVyy8LYXZw Gun-Lok is a pair of 12-bore sized security locks that fit into the chambers of your gun like snap-caps. A unique key allows you to lock them in place, making it impossible for a thief to use the gun. They don’t replace a security cabinet, but they’re a valuable

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Bushnell Core DS 30MP No Glow trail camera

youtu.be/_2Av0kKE3Uk Bushnell have been making trail cameras for years, and during that time the trail camera has become an invaluable tool for hunters, gamekeepers and indeed anyone interested in wildlife. The technology has come a long way too, and the latest Bushnell trail cameras are capable of producing some stunning

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Jack Pyke Maxi Decoy Bag – review

youtu.be/3mHbARmHnZQ There’s a lot to carry when you set out to decoy pigeons, what with hide poles, netting, ammo, and the decoys themselves. A decent rucksack can make it much easier to lug everything to your chosen hide position. Pigeon shooter and farmer Andy Crow is a huge fan of

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Choke Demon – shotgun choke removal tools

youtu.be/MFFT9F3OchE If you ever struggle getting your shotgun chokes out or your worried about over tightening then Richard Pinch has the product for you. For the full range of ChokeDemon products go to ChokeDemon.co.uk Use as part of your routine maintenance or for extracting stubborn or difficult to remove chokes.

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Steel shot vs clay pigeon – how far does it break them?

youtu.be/Nl1DLfzOzk8 While we were filming our steel vs barrels challenge at Orston Shooting Ground we asked professional clay coach and top competitor Nick Hendrick if he could see how far he could smash a CCI eco-clay with an Eley Eco Wad Cartridge. Let’s just say we started at 100 metres…

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Eco-Clay pigeons – Evolution and performance

youtu.be/MHToJcQx9nw CCI has produced a toxin free clay pigeon that performs as well as the pitch and coal tar traditional clays we all know and shoot. After spending lots of £££s, Johnny Goodhart’s company has created the perfect recipe of chalk and resin and a secret ingredient. But does it

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Trans K9 drawer – secure gun storage in your vehicle

youtu.be/Cc-bV_-f4h4 Jason Gibson of Vario Hearables travels many miles to shoots up and down the country, so he needs to keep his guns and cartridges secure in his vehicle. He’s fitted a TransK9 Translock storage drawer in his BMW X5. “I absolutely love it,” he says, “and it gets a

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Becky McKenzie’s essential kit checklist for clay shooting

youtu.be/bmfc7LrYynA Becky McKenzie is one of Britain’s top lady Sporting shots, and a clay shooting coach – so who better to run through the essential kit you should carry in your bag when you go to a competition? Skeet vest – “Mine’s by Clayclo, it’s a fairly new clothing company

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Leupold Alumina flip back rifle scope caps – review

Scope caps are a small thing, but they can make all the difference to a day’s deer stalking, as professional deer manager Mike Robinson explains. “I spent ten hours on the hill in Scotland, in driving rain all day long. At the end of the day, when I finally came

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FORM rifle stock – review

Many people have turned their hand to making rifle stocks over the years, but few have got it right, and been able to produce them in sufficient quantity. Peter McGregor, the owner of FORM Stocks, is one of those few. “I first met Peter several years ago, and he was

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Huntstand vs MyHunt/MyFieldsports: battle of the hunting apps

If you are thinking of a hunting app, the two market leaders are Huntstand and MyFieldsports (called MyHunt outside the UK). Huntstand from the USA has an American heritage steeped in hunts for whitetail deer. MyFieldsports is the UK version of MyHunt, and can’t escape its Germanic heritage. There’s a

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Spartan bipod system review

A good rest will transform your accuracy with a rifle, and most shooters will use a bipod or sticks depending on their type of shooting. Traditional rests can be fiddly and clumsy to carry and use, but Spartan has transformed all that with a modern range of modular supports that

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Do you need a cheek piece for your rifle?

Purists look at foxshooting doyen Robert Bucknell’s set-up and are appalled. Until recently, he had a CAM rifle, which is in ‘practical rifle’ territory and not the usual foxshooter’s choice of heavy barrel with bipod. And, to make it a more comfortable fit, he built up the cheek pad with

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Spyderco Bow River knife – review

  Phil Wilson enjoys fishing and riding dirt bikes along California trails, when he’s not working at his knife shop, crafting new tools. He’s been designing high-quality custom blades since 1985. Wilson designed Spyderco’s Bow River knife, which is perfect for the “budget conscious adventurer”, according to Andrew Isherwood of

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Vorn’s Lynx rucksack – review

Our Fieldtester surveys have produced some surprising results. In this case, if you want the best rucksack then you need to join the army. It’s army suruplus rucksacks that win the prize for most popular hunting rucksacks among Fieldsports Channel viewers.   If that’s not an option then don’t worry,

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How to build a pigeon hide in a trailer

  Buckinghamshire pigeonshooters Jamie Leggett and Chris Mingo like to do things in style. Over several months, they built a pigeon hide on an old trailer. It is fitted with every mod con, as you can see here. Find out what they consider makes the ideal ‘pigeon hide trailer’.  

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Best hunting knives 2020

 Everyone has an opinion about their knife – not always good. Fieldsports Channel viewers are often critical of their own blades. Perhaps the perfect knife is yet to be made. Lockdown saw you the Fieldsports Channel viewers filling out our survey: 3,500 responses of which 528 were on the

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Why you need to clean your rifle sound moderator

  You should clean your rifle moderator every time you shoot your gun, says Robbie Sheddon at Cluny Country Guns. Robbie shows us the results of what happens if you don’t give your gun suppressor or ‘silencer’ a little bit of care and attention. Cluny Country Guns stock lots of

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Is vegan dogfood good for dogs?

  High-profile dog-owners including F1 driver Lewis Hamilton endorse and feed their pet dogs a vegan diet. So can our domesticated ‘wolves’ do well as herbivores? We ask animal physiologist Dr David Marlin about the nutritional value of vegan dog food. Plus we do a simple taste test between meat,

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Best rifle moderators for 2021

Moderators, suppressors, silencers – they are becoming more and more popular worldwide as countries relax their restrictions on them. So which ones are the Fieldsports Channel viewers buying? A massive 3,500 of you responded to our March 2020 survey about kit and 10% of those answered the section on rifle

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Torches on test

As tech hits the lamping market, the fox and rabbitshooters who prefer lamping to night vision and thermal now attach torches to their scopes. You find your animal with a handheld torch, and you quickly acquire it in your scope with your rifle-mounted torch. While handheld lamps are still narrow

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Best 4×4 vehicles 2020

We tackle vehicles in this survey: the big vehicles you go shooting in, and the little UTVs and quad bikes you use to get around your ground. We carried out this survey in March 2020 when everyone was trapped in lockdown, and 3,500 of you responded. Nearly 400 of you

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Best Dogfood 2020

It’s the results of our massive dog questionnaire, covering dogfood, dog breeds and dog boxes, and thanks to all who took part in it. Our Fieldtester surveys prompted 3,500 responses, which has given us some of the most comprehensive information about who owns what and what they think of out

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How to make a crow decoy

Do you have old, out-of-shape pigeon decoys? Do you have anything even vaguely crow-shaped you can use instead? You can use it to make your own crow decoy, says our viewer Tim in Essex. You need a black bin liner and black insulation tape. That’s the hard part. Cover the

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Best hunting boots for men

There are so many walking boots, so many makes and models. So which do you choose? Well, there is one clear winner among Fieldsports Channel’s viewers, with nearly a quarter of the market. And we will come to that at the end of this piece. Out of the 3,500 responses

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Merkel HLX suppressor

Merkel has gone into partnership with military moderator manufacturer B&T to make a moderator for the hunting market. Message from the manufacturer: 200mm long, it has steel baffles, which allows up to 30 consecutive shots without waiting for it to cool. It fits on every barrel with a M15x1 muzzle

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On Test: Goose Decoys

On Test: Goose Decoys

Wildfowler Nick Horten is looking at innovation in wildfowling this week. There is a new range of self-inflating, easy-to-carry goose decoys – the Sillosocks – plus he has a top tip for clearing your barrel when it gets blocked on the marsh. For more about Langstone Wildfowlers visit www.ladwaca.com For

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On Test: Minox trailcams

On Test: Minox trailcams

Who has been nicking the chickens’ eggs? Charlie Jacoby uses the Minox trailcam series – DTC 400 Slim, DTC 650 and DTC 1000 with GPS and GSM – to find out. This item appears in AirHeads episode 53. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads53

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On Test: ear defenders

On Test: ear defenders

Dom Holtam of Sporting Shooter magazine has three types of ear defender from three different price brackets to test. He talks through the pros and cons of everything from foam ear plugs to £500 headphones. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain episode 80. To watch the whole show go

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On Test: Taclight Night Master 800 torch

On Test: Taclight Night Master 800 torch

Lamping foxes is an art and everyone has their own way of doing it. There are the calls, the transport, the shooting rest and of course your lamp, strength of beam, colour and the way you throw it around the place. Well, tonight fox shooting fan, Roy Lupton, is trying

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