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Stock Fit & The Importance of Getting It Right

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on January 31, 2016 1 Comment
Stock Fit & The Importance of Getting It Right

  Stock Fit Part 1. Stock fit means nothing without the shooter. If you cannot mount a gun consistently in the same place, time after time, no one on earth can make a stock to fit you. I cannot count the number of times I have been asked to look at a stock fit only to […]

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Waterfowl Cookery: Reviewing Duck, Duck, Goose

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Waterfowl Cookery:  Reviewing Duck, Duck, Goose

Have you noticed that the shooting parties on Downton Abbey never shoot waterfowl?  The reason seems to be that the great estates used game as a crop to be managed and sold and waterfowl are notoriously uncooperative with the gamekeeper.  Grouse to a degree and pheasants very much so are quite manageable.  You can modify […]

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Longthorne Guns: A New British Best

Filed in The Gun Room by on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Longthorne Guns:  A New British Best

British Best shotguns call to mind the finest in shooting traditions. What is often forgotten that among those traditions is a long history of technical innovation.  It may come as a shock to some but Purdy, Boss and Holland & Holland all employ the newest in computer controlled machinery.  This quickly brings their product to […]

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Legumes and the Cyber-Squire

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on October 13, 2015 1 Comment
Legumes and the Cyber-Squire

With the exception of Heinz Beans on toast, legumes don’t seem to have been part of the traditional countryside cuisine.  Even my copy of Irish Countryhouse Cooking, which is chock full of ways to cook the fish and game of the British Isles, has only a couple of recipes and those are for those odd […]

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Bruised Face & Shoulder

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on October 5, 2015 0 Comments
Bruised Face & Shoulder

  Probably the most common symptom of recoil is a bruise or minor graze to the face and/or some bruising and discomfort (pain) to the shoulder. Yet these problems can be completely eliminated by a correct gun mount technique. Rarely is it caused by the gun or cartridge, unless the load is heavy and the […]

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Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on September 29, 2015 0 Comments
Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

One pot, fowl and fruit or vegetable meals are not only great for entertaining but they make an easy meal when cooking for one.  Just add bread and you’re ready to eat.  And with the onset of bird season I thought that a discussion of the various possibilities would be in order.  And, as any […]

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Flinching

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on September 22, 2015 1 Comment
Flinching

For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It can take two distinct forms. The first is a jerk or snatch that pulls the gun off target at the instant of firing. The second is an inability to pull the trigger and can vary […]

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New Gun Syndrome

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
New Gun Syndrome

Shooters often buy a new gun expecting that it will transform their shooting overnight and are disappointed when it does not.  Shooting a gun is the same as driving a car or anything else we do in our day to day to lives.  We rely on muscle memory. Put simply, muscle memory is what we […]

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Shooting Straight: High Tower

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
Shooting Straight: High Tower

In Shooting Straight:  High Tower our shooting coach, Keith Coyle, gives you a course of instruction to perfect your technique on this challenging trap.  Waterfowlers, dove and pigeon shooters as well as well as European driven game shooters will benefit from concentrated practice at this position in either Sporting Clays or Five Stand. Article 7: […]

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Downton Day: Driven Birds for the Cyber-Squire

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Downton Day: Driven Birds for the Cyber-Squire

As proper cyber-squires, most of you have dreamed of shooting driven birds at one time or another.  Unfortunately, just like an appropriate manor house to live in, such things are well beyond our budgets.  Fortunately, our Shooting Coach, Keith Coyle, has come up with an affordable solution.  Recently he staged a ‘driven clay-bird’ shoot at […]

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