Fieldsports Britain – Paul’s Sako Strapondeggtomy

What’s a Strapond🥚tomy? Find out here. It’s Paul Childerley’s test for rifle recoil. Put an egg between the rifle butt and your shoulder. If it breaks, you have a kicker. That’s one of the ways he tries out his new Sako S20 rifle, plus he takes it deerstalking. He got it a month ago – its the only one in the UK – and it has already shot more than 80 deer. Meanwhile, Charlie Jacoby continues his look at a future without lead shot. He puts steel against bismuth and tungsten, and visits a tungsten mine. And what effect is coronavirus having on the gun trade. News editor Ben O’Rourke heads for the gun shops in the north-east of England to find out. David is on the News Stump and Charlie has Hunting YouTube, completing this week’s episode of #FieldsportsBritain

Here are the links to the individual items in this show:

Sako S20

To go stalking with Paul, email paul@childerleysporting.co.uk
For the new Sako S20, visit Sako.fi

Tungsten/bismuth/steel

Lead shot: behind the ban


For more about Browning shotguns visit Browning.eu
Contact Haggis Hartman at West Country Guns via WCGSporting.co.uk
Thanks to the Gun Room Ivybridge TheGunRoom.co.uk
For the GWCT, go to GWCT.org.uk

Gunshops & C19

Rob Foster and Colin Barker at Pickering Guns PickeringGuns.co.uk
Dave Bamlett at DAB Shooting Supplies DABShootingSupplies.co.uk
Robin Walecki at Emma Rifles Emma-Rifles.co.uk
For Simon Vann of BASC, visit BASC.org.uk

Fieldsports News Fcha.nl/news
Legal battle over game-bird release – BASC website
West of England Game Fair scrapped – Facebook
Pandemic ends hunting early – Hunting Office website
Northern Shooting Show shift – Northern Shooting Show website
Owners warned about dogs attacking New Forest deer – Bournemouth Echo
Culls save trees, says forestry chief – Daily Mail
Developer digs deep to save rare birds – BBC
‘Tame’ wild boar look for food in villages – BBC
Man in court over ‘cool’ cartridge – Shields Gazette
Salmon stock slump blamed on coronavirus – trade paper
Safaris hit by coronavirus crackdown – Facebook
Rat meat farmer despair – Bloomberg
‘Giant’ wolf spotted in Sweden – Swedish radio
Bank shuts down Aussie gun shop – GunHub.au
Pet cats out-kill wild predators – Science Focus
Wily coyote eats watermelon – NBC

Hunting YouTube

For our gun and hunting YouTube channel rankings visit Fcha.nl/ranking