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A selection of Christmas gift ideas that are perfect for game shooters...
Men’s shirt - The Oxford Shirt Company
A man can’t have too many shirts, and if there is one wardrobe staple that never goes out of fashion, it is a quality check. This soft number is made of classic cotton weave in a classic fit, and is ideal for any occasion, be it shoot day, work day or pub day! The Oxford Shirt Co has plenty to choose from – but this one is our favourite!
Rutland tweeds - Alan Paine
It wouldn’t be a Sporting Shooter gift guide without a beautiful set of tweeds! Both waistcoat and breeks are crafted from durable wool blend tweed making them water-repellent, durable and classically stylish. The waistcoat features side vents for ease of movement, large cartridge pockets and moleskin shoulder patches, while the breeks have a button-secured back pocket and Velcro-adjustable hem. Simple and timeless! Available in sizes 30-44 (breeks) and S-5XL (waistcoat) in dark moss or lichen.
RRP: Waistcoat, £154.95; Breeks, £114.95
Zenith copper game shot - Eley Hawk
Good cartridges will always be a welcome gift for the keen game shot, and Eley Zenith are some of the best out there! The copper-plated shot reduces pellet deformation to maintain a superior pattern during flight, resulting in wonderfully clean kills. Features a 70mm case length and comes in true English shot sizes of 4, 5 and 6, in 30, 32 and 36g fibre wad loads. There is also a Zenith 20-bore load available.
RRP: £11.25 per 25
Field Sport Wellingtons - Fur Feather and Fin
You can’t beat a good welly out in the field – guaranteed to keep your feet dry, the modern versions are also warm and comfy. These reside at the more affordable end of the premium market, and are handmade from natural rubber. A 4mm high-density neoprene lining provides warmth and comfort, while removable EVA insoles with memory foam inserts provide shock absorbtion. The XSTrek high-performance outsoles provide strong grip, abrasion resistance and durability. These are hard-wearing wellies made to work hard in field and forest. Available in sizes 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Kimberley gloves - Holik
Smart and beautifully hand-crafted in the Czech Republic, Holik gloves offer a combination of traditional glove-making craftmanship and the most recent technologies, using quality, functional high-tech materials to create superior gloves. The Kimberley model has a perforated lambskin leather back, a lambskin leather palm, is breathable and offers great flexibility. Perfect for shooting!
SRP: From £71.50
Christmas cards - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
What better way to send best wishes to your shooting friends, family and colleagues than with these gorgeous festive cards from the GWCT? With a large range of shooting and countryside themed designs to choose from, there is something for everyone – plus, in the true spirit of Christmas, when you buy anything from the GWCT you will be helping to support their brilliant and vital scientific research. All cards are in packs of 10 with the greeting ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year’.
RRP: From £2
695 Field - Beretta
Crafted from a premium Grade 3 walnut and featuring highly detailed, deep relief scroll engraving finished by hand, the 695 Field is an elegant and timeless game gun that places luxury just within the reaches of affordability. Available in 12-bore with 30” or 32” barrels, with a 20-bore version arriving soon, you can expect the usual impeccable quality from this trusted brand.
Gamekeeper jacket - ShooterKing
Highly functional and designed specifically with game shooting in mind, this jacket has been constructed from 100% Cordura Nylon and has a Shootexx membrane, making it seriously tough, waterproof and windproof. It features two front cargo pockets with extra capacity for cartridges, two zipped side pockets, an inner zipped pocket, and a zipped pocket beneath the baffle. An adjustable waist and cuffs help with fit and keeping out drafts, and the peaked hood is detachable and adjustable too. Simple and functional!
Pro GTX gaiters - Härkila
Comfortable and quality gaiters make life much happier for beaters and pickers-up. These tough gaiters are made from durable heavy canvas treated with DWR to repel excess water and dirt, and feature a draw-cord top for perfect fit, elasticated ankles for ease of movement, a very strong Velcro front fastener, an adjustable rubber strap at the bottom and a shoelace hook centre-front to keep them in place. Available in one size in willow green.
Leather cartridge pouch - Jack Pyke
A nice leather cartridge pouch makes a classy gift for the game shooting enthusiast. This one is very smart in a deep mahogany colour, but won’t leave your wallet feeling too bruised. Featuring a double pouch, it holds 50 cartridges and attaches to your belt via a loop.
William II waistcoat - Seeland
It can get chilly out on those winter shoots, and a fleece gilet provides a welcome extra layer without creating so much bulk that you can’t mount your gun! This one is extremely warm and comfortable, both as an outer layer and as a cosy mid layer when the temperature drops, and has a really luxurious feel to it, making it a great gift for game shooters. The diamond quilted shoulder pads provide reinforcement and an authentic country look and feel and an adjustable draw-cord hem for the perfect fit. Available in moose brown, pine green and navy blue in sizes S-5XL.
Light adjusting shooting glasses - Komodopro
What do you buy the man who has everything? Komodopro can provide the answer with their new generation shooting glasses. The unique sensor at the front detects light levels and the lenses compensate automatically, allowing you to shoot directly into the sun and adjusting quickly to light conditions as you turn back to the shadier areas. Bulletproof and suitable for prescription wearers, they are quite remarkable and a must-have for all shooting.
RRP: From £185
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