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Sporting Shooter - - CONTENTS - FROM JACK PYKE www.jack­pyke.co.uk FROM BROWN­ING www.brown­ing.eu

GILET, SHIRT, TIE & SOCKS

Make get­ting dressed for your shoot day a walk in the park (rather than a fum­ble in the dark) with this bun­dle of es­sen­tials from Jack Pyke. Made from Easy­care ma­te­rial in a clas­si­cally styled check print, the Coun­try­man shirt makes the per­fect smart base on which to build your out­fit. It fea­tures a but­ton-down col­lar and breast pocket and comes in three lovely ru­ral colour com­bi­na­tions.

Gilets pro­vide a smart, warm­ing so­lu­tion when tem­per­a­tures drop; this one is made from 300g ther­mal fleece, is avail­able in four coun­try colours, and is trimmed in snazzy nubuck with two zipped pock­ets and a dou­ble-puller zip.

It never does to look shabby on shoot days, and an ap­pro­pri­ately printed tie like this one, with its merry red car­tridges, is an easy way to en­sure a debonair ar­rival. With a def­i­nite air of the ‘ru­ral dandy’ about it, this small but stylish ac­ces­sory makes a big dif­fer­ence to your over­all ap­pear­ance.

Last but not least, clad your feet in a pair of the Har­lequin socks (made from an acrylic/wool blend). Avail­able in a range of colours, you can match them to the gilet for co­or­di­nated cool­ness, while the clas­sic check styling with match­ing garters main­tains the time-hon­oured dress code ex­pected of dis­cern­ing shoot­ing folk.

FEATHERLIGHT DY­NAMIC JACKET & TROUSERS

If you like a light­weight out­fit for walked-up days or the warmer weather, then the new Featherlight Dy­namic jacket and trousers from Brown­ing are sure to be a hit. The colour is de­scribed as green, but in truth it is some­where be­tween pale olive and brown and is a de­cent match for au­tumn hues.

The jacket is smart enough to wear as an every­day coat – it doesn’t look out of place at the rugby or in the pub – the brand­ing is sub­tle and the de­sign tech­ni­cal and gen­er­ally out­doorsy.

There is re­in­forc­ing on the knees of the trousers and the el­bows of the jacket and the suit fea­tures the well-es­tab­lished Pre-Vent mem­brane that helps to de­liver on the prom­ise of water­proof­ing, wind­proof­ing and breatha­bil­ity. The lat­ter is just as im­por­tant as the water­proof­ing be­cause oth­er­wise in an ac­tive shoot­ing sit­u­a­tion you end up just as wet from per­spi­ra­tion.

The ma­te­rial is quiet and, as is the trend these days, zip­pers are wa­ter­proof in de­sign. The main pock­ets on both the jacket and the trousers are a gen­er­ous size, too.

The col­lar of the jacket turns up to a nice height and the high back to the trousers keep the lower back and kid­neys in­su­lated.

The out­fit is easy to move in with good ar­tic­u­la­tion in the trousers – par­tic­u­larly use­ful for rough shoot­ing or pick­ing up.

A well thought-out all-round suit that will serve for stalk­ing, rough shoot­ing or gen­eral out­door use.

250 ELEY ZENITH CAR­TRIDGES

Zenith Cop­per Game Shot is the ul­ti­mate car­tridge that Eley Hawk pro­duces. With the best com­po­nents and su­pe­rior pat­tern­ing, this will de­liver the high point to any­one’s shoot­ing day.

Zenith has cop­per-plated shot to de­liver out­stand­ing per­for­mance. Cop­per is elec­tro­plated to the lead to re­duce pel­let de­for­ma­tion as the shot goes down the bar­rel and through the choke of the gun. This en­sures it main­tains a su­pe­rior pat­tern dur­ing flight, with more shot on tar­get. Cop­per-plated shot in­creases the im­pact power of the shot on the quarry.

These loads are built for the dis­cern­ing game shooter in 12-bore, 70mm case length and in true English shot sizes of 4, 5 and 6 in 30, 32 and 36g fi­bre wad.

SLIM­LINE ELEC­TRONIC EAR DE­FEND­ERS

These black slim­line elec­tronic ear de­fend­ers are per­fect for all types of shoot­ing. They am­plify low-pitch sounds to al­low you to hear con­ver­sa­tion and other sounds, such as birds and beat­ers, but ac­ti­vate to block out any sounds over 85dB.

They fea­ture a padded head­band and cups which can be ad­justed for op­ti­mal comfort and fit; can be folded for trans­port and stor­age; and re­quire 4 AAA bat­ter­ies which are in­cluded.

They cut off im­me­di­ately over 82dB, of­fer­ing you the pro­tec­tion you need, while the in­de­pen­dent elec­tronic cir­cuits of­fer stereo sound and ad­justable vol­ume.

SHOT­GUN SLIP

The Sport­ing Gun Slip from Jack Pyke is made from 600D Cor­dura, with shoul­der strap, car­ry­ing han­dles and a zipped side pocket, mak­ing it a ro­bust and at­trac­tive op­tion for all man­ner of shoot days. At 54" long, it is suit­able for most shot­guns and the green/olive colour com­bi­na­tion is a clas­sic.

MEN­DOTA SKID PLATE AND DOG LEAD

If your shoot­ing ex­cur­sions this sea­son in­volve a hard-hunt­ing dog, you can relax know­ing he or she is pro­tected from in­jury wear­ing a Men­dota Skid Plate. The skid plate pro­tects your dog’s chest, stom­ach and side ar­eas that are hard­est hit when in the field. This com­mer­cial-grade chest pro­tec­tor will help pre­vent in­juries to your dog and costly vet­eri­nar­ian bills. De­signed with the dog in mind, the Skid Plate of­fers high vis­i­bil­ity and to­tal mo­bil­ity with an open back to avoid over­heat­ing.

Two lay­ers of wa­ter re­sis­tant 1000 de­nier Cor­dura ny­lon of­fer ex­treme dura­bil­ity and pro­tec­tion from the worst abra­sions, cuts and punc­tures the field has to of­fer, while the ad­justable strap sys­tem made of rugged ny­lon web­bing with quick-re­lease buckles, slide ad­justers and steel cen­tre ring en­sures the skid plate stays put. And when hunt­ing time is over, pop your dog on the Men­dota slip lead – Men­dota’s flag­ship prod­uct used for many years by train­ers and han­dlers and now adapted for ex­er­cise, train­ing and field use.

FOLD­ING KNIFE

Ev­ery coun­try­man should have a good knife, and with this high-qual­ity, in­cred­i­bly sharp fold­ing knife in your pocket you’ll be pre­pared for whatever the sea­son’s shoot days throw at you, whether that’s cut­ting lengths of baler twine for shot birds, an emer­gency beat­ing stick or a piece of cheese from your lunch­box!

The three-inch stain­less steel blade is ra­zor sharp, while the wooden han­dle is sleek and at­trac­tive. The knife has an in-han­dle lock and comes with a built-in belt clip, so you can keep it handy!

GUN CLEAN­ING KIT

Whatever type of shoot­ing you’re do­ing this sea­son, you’ll be sure of clean bar­rels at the end of the day with this ver­sa­tile Multi Gun Clean­ing Kit. The wooden box con­tains all you need to clean guns rang­ing from 10-bore to .17 cal­i­bre.

This high-qual­ity kit con­sists of all the brushes, mops and patches you’ll need to clean many of the most com­monly found cal­i­bres/bores: with brushes/mops for 10-, 12-, 20- and 28-bore and .410; cal­i­bre brushes for 45/40/357, 38, 9mm and 17/30/270/280; and two clean­ing patch tips. The box also con­tains alu­minium ri­fle/pis­tol and shot­gun rods.

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