William Powell Sporting

Additional Services

Our moto is ‘Exceeding Expectations’ and that is exactly what we aim to do for all our clients. From the moment you arrive we want you to have the best sporting experience possible and we do all we can to achieve this.



Gun Hire

Gun Hire

We can offer a selection of 12 and 20 bore shotguns that can hired out for shoot days by prior arrangement. Upon request if you can advise height and whether right or left handed it will assist us in selecting the most ideal shotgun available. The charge per gun £100 + vat which can be paid on the day or invoiced after the event.

Gun Hire

Gun Servicing

Getting your Gun serviced is vital to assuring its reliability throughout the season. We recommend that you have your gun serviced at least every 3 years, but sooner if you have experienced a vast amount of wet days during the season.

We offer a 3-4 week turnaround on most guns.

The quality of our workmanship, knowledge and experience is incomparable.

Gun Hire

Gun Storage

We offer a fully insured safe gun storage facilities at our Banbury showroom able to accommodate long term storage or a short term whilst you’re moving house or having your certificate renewed.

Gun storage on short term is £30 + vat per month per gun or we can offer a long term service for only £200 + vat per gun for a year. You are able to take the gun in and out as many times as you need.

For more information call our Gunroom on 01295 701701


William powell Blue Lightning

Making sure you have the right cartridges for the shoot you’re visiting will undoubtedly make the day more enjoyable. There is nothing worse than feeling under powered when arriving to a high bird shoot. Our Sporting Agents have vast experience and can suitably advise you on the best shot and weight of cartridge to use on any shoot day.

Order your cartridges with us in advance and we will ensure they are ready for you when you arrive at the shoot.

Struggling with your choice of cartridges on the day? We always have an extra supply of 12 & 20 bore cartridges to hand should you run out or want to try something different.

Find out more about Cartridge Choice

William Powell has its own branded range of cartridges that cater for all:

Model Weight Shot Size Price per 25 Price per 250 Price per 500 Price per 1000
Red Grouse 29 Gram 6.5 Shot £9.10 £83.99 £160.99 £307.98
Red Game 30 Gram 5 Shot £9.64 £88.97 £170.52 £326.23
Red Game 30 Gram 6 Shot £9.64 £88.97 £170.52 £326.23
Blue Lightning 31 Gram 5.5 Shot £9.75 £90.00 £172.50 £330.00
Blue Lightning 33 Gram 4.5 Shot £10.42 £96.19 £184.37 £352.70


We are very lucky to be able to offer two of the very best instructors for in field tuition, Simon Ward and Tom Payne.

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Shooting Instructor

One of the country’s best Game shots, Simon offers bespoke in the field coaching for individuals or whole teams. Please contact us for more details

Will Robinson

Will Robinson

Shooting Instructor & Sporting Agent

Will leads on the management of the some of the UK’s best grouse moors. This management work gives him an fantastic working knowledge of each of our managed Estates and allows him to adjust each day to the teams requirements.

Will has been instructing in the field for the last 10 years. In 2017 he completed an APSI Advanced Shotgun Coaching Course and became an Associate member. These additional skills give him the ability to enhance his clients days in the field, offering advice on shooting technique and safety.

Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson

Shooting Instructor & Gunroom Manager

In October 2016 Ross took over the day to day running of the William Powell Gunroom. Offering sales and an in-depth knowledge of bespoke or off the shelf guns, repairs, servicing and storage along with expert advice on cartridges choice.

Having run his own shoot for the past six years, Ross has a real passion for providing teams with a great days sport and fun in a relaxing family atmosphere. He regularly hosts days on Grouse, Partridge and Pheasant.

Recently Ross has completed the Advanced APSI Instructors and Safety Course along with previously attaining Lantra Level 2 Assisting Shooting and loading Course and the BASC Safe shot qualification.

Peg Assistance & Loaders

Peg Assistance & Loaders

Making the day run easier

Our on the peg assistance (loaders) are primarily there to offer a “helping hand” service, carrying your gun(s) and cartridges, marking your shot birds and offering general advice to help improve your shooting. All of our loaders have been on the Lantra approved loaders course and have years of experience and knowledge.

Non-Shooting Guests

Not only do we cater for our shooting guest we can also provide endless entertainment for our non-shooting guests. We can arrange bespoke packages to keep you busy whilst your better half is enjoying yet another days shooting.

Whether you want a day at the spa or days shopping we can arrange bespoke packages to suit your needs.

Sightseeing Trips
Spa Days
Clothes Shopping


“Jonathan’s photography is the best there is, his ‘shots’ capture the moment, his work in the shooting field is just fantastic.”

George Digweed MBE. 26 times world clay shooting champion.

Jonathan McGee

Our expertise in country sports photography, inspired by our passion for rural pursuits, has established our reputation as a leader in the field. Shooting Photography was founded by Jonathan. M. McGee in 2010. Based in Leeds, we create exceptional photographic and film footage of field sports activities across the world.

Call + (0) 780 575547 for more information.


Driven Grouse Shooting at Snilesworth

I just wanted to let you both know what an amazing day we had on the moor loved every minute of it even in the rain! I’ve constantly heard the expression that power boat racing is like standing in the shower throwing £50 notes around but I really think my first day on the grouse was not much different!

Really appreciate the assistance and support you both gave me, the loader provided (Nigel) was really helpful very calm and experienced liked him a lot.

You are running a great shoot, perfectly organised, could not have been better, Bob is a great character I really enjoyed sitting next to him over dinner really stimulating conversation all the guns were very enjoyable to be with.

If you have any other days at Snilesworth coming up please let me know as I am keen to get some more practice in and subject to my diary would be available!

Nick Warfield

5 / 5 stars