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Country Pursuits for the British Summer

In the height of summer, before the shooting seasons starts again, it is always good to get outdoors and taking part in some fun traditional British country activities. Even if it is something you have never done before, you are never too old to try out a new hobby. There is so much you can do in Britain too, and all you need to get started on your countryside pursuits is some good quality country clothing, then you are all set!

Polo as a country pursuit in British summer

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Golfer shoots clays — without a gun

An American golfer has come up with a novel way of enjoying a day’s shooting — which doesn’t involve a 12-bore shotgun, but a golf ball and a 4-iron instead. Six time PGA tour winner Brandt Snedeker decided shooting clays with a gun and ammunition wasn’t difficult enough for him, so he decided to take to the range with a load of golf balls and his bag of clubs. Clay Pigeon Shooting Sport | Brandt Snedeker Golfer Golf 4-Iron Unusual Video Skeet | Fur Feather Fin Country Sports Lifestyle Pursuits Gifts While many people at the range thought the 33-year-old stood no chance of hitting a clay he proved them wrong, nailing a clay moving from right to left with his 27th attempt. Brandt’s reaction suggested he may not have expected to achieve the impossible himself, but the fact he did delighted him. While he’s ranked as the 39th best golfer in the world at the moment, Brandt could well improve on that ranking if clay pigeons become part of the sport! While a clay pigeon is roughly the same size as a golf hole, the fact it’s moving rapidly through the air makes it much more difficult to hit. Brandt tweeted about the video, which you can watch below. “Shooting skeet was getting too easy with a gun,” he tweeted. “So I stepped it up a notch…”. If you’re heading out clay pigeon shooting, whether it’s with a shotgun or a golf club, why not use our EZ double throw clay launcher, which is the only hand thrower to throw two clays on top of each other, simulating a quail covey flush.

4 to look out for: Commonwealth Games shooting events on the horizon

With the Commonwealth games about to kick off in Glasgow, the Shooting world is all guns blazing for our British hopefuls. Interest in shooting is at an all-time high following the 2012 Olympics and with BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Amber Hill joining England’s 11-strong clay target shooting team and the renowned McIntosh sister’s in Team Scotland, this year’s games is set to be an exciting competition. Commonwealth Games Shooting Combining the athletes’ supreme concentration, expert skill and steel-like nerves, it has become the sport to watch as the shooters battle it out for gold.  Held at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, there are four disciplines on offer in the shooting category which each possess their own appeal and challenges for the athletes and spectators alike to enjoy. We have listed the four disciplines to watch out for which are as follows:        1. Full Bore The Full Bore event is exclusive competition held only at the Commonwealth Games. For the athletes this is a real test of their patience and skill. The Full Bore discipline requires athletes to fire at targets over a variety of distances, testing their accuracy and focus.        2 & 3 Pistol and Small Bore Pistol and Small Bore Rifle Shooting is an event that will see the athletes firing at stationary targets that are placed across a selection of distances ranging from 10 to 50 metres. Both the Pistol and the Small Bore will require the athletes’ patience, control and concentration in order to ensure that a high scoring hit is accomplished on target.       4. Clay Target A crowd favourite, the Clay Target event will see athletes firing at moving targets released in different directions. A small brightly coloured cloud of dust or powder will appear from the clay to signify a direct hit, also confirming an athlete’s score in each round.   You can expect to see strong competition from Australia, Canada, England, India and New Zealand who have all been steady medal winners across the four disciplines. 2014 could be the year for emerging nations in any of the four disciplines with Scotland, Singapore, Wales, Cyprus and Pakistan all vying to be in amongst the medal winners in Glasgow. If you are looking for equipment to do your own shooting then look no further than Fur Feather and Fin where you can find Fairweather Leather Gloves as well as MacWet Gloves which are both high-tech gloves offering the maximum grip and protection. And for targets, we have plenty of choice, with the awesome powder pigeon clays, nifty ez double throw and clever resetting spinning target, all of which are available from Fur Feather and Fin.