New British Game Shooting Book from Shooting Coach John King

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John King the world–renowned shooting coach has just published his latest book titled “Game Shooting from Scratch”.

This book is a first in many ways; the first book on Game Shooting to be published in Britain for over 20 years, a first in that it presents the various types of modern game bird shooting currently taking place in Britain and finally describing a typical formal ‘driven’ game shooting day in comprehensive but simple detail.

The theme throughout the chapters mirrors the programme followed by the many hundreds of pupils introduced and coached by John King in preparation for their game shooting.

Each chapter takes the pupil through a series of typical game shooting lessons with great emphasis on safety and correct etiquette in the shooting field. The techniques explained in the lessons are supported with great clarity by professionally produced diagrams.

The lessons chapters will be of equal worth to beginners and experienced shots alike. The experienced shots will particularly appreciate the tips about how to cope with challenges of driven Pheasant and Partridge shooting including mastering the ‘high birds’.

Other chapters cover topics ranging from a typical formal driven day as a participating gun, shooting safety and the final chapter treats the reader to a variety of mouth watering, game bird recipes provided by John’s local game cooking expert.

The author John King said: “When writing the book, as with my other shooting titles, I’ve ensured jargon and common terminology are introduced and explained in a friendly relaxed style – in the same manner I would when coaching face-to-face.

“British Game Shooting is such an exciting sport and I feel privileged to have coached so many involved. From those tens of thousands of lessons, I have learnt so much, which has in turn enabled me to write this book. I hope it will be a valid addition to all the libraries of field sports followers.”

The book is available for purchase at Recommended retail price £34.99

About the author:

John’s first Clay Pigeon shooting book published 1991 became a classic and sold consistently in the UK and USA until he published his “ Clay Shooting For Beginners And Enthusiasts ”book and launched his “ Clay Shooting From Scratch” DVD 2009: Both now No. 1 sellers and being sold in 12 countries.

2008 RBS Six Nations to be Tightest in Years

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With the six nation 2008 about to lick off I started thinking about the surprise success of the English national rugby union team reaching last years world cup finals in France last year, and wondered what are chances of winning actually are.

Many are tipping the first game to actually decide this year’s tournament with Wales visiting Twickenham tomorrow. The fact remains though that this years is the most open Six Nations for years. No more can the once English juggernaut or the in-transition French claim to be overwhelming favourites with the recent emergence of both Wales and Ireland.

To show how tight the tournament is Coral is offering best prices on France and England at 7-4 France and 9-4 England. France have won the past two titles but both have been on points difference from Ireland, who are priced at 11-2

Either way the tournament is always great to watch, especially for someone like myself who doesn’t follow rugby week in week out.

There is a couple online rugby games on the official six nations site that are also well worth a visit to kill the time between matches.

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