Cartridge choice is one of the most frequently discussed topics in shooting. There are no hard and fast rules, but the following are our suggestions based on 40 years’ experience of letting Game shooting throughout the UK.
Before going any further, our first point to stress is that all cartridges used for game shooting must have a Fibre wad. This is for environmental/wildlife/farm stock reasons. We recognise that plastic wads can be more efficient than fibre, but they are unsightly left scattered across the countryside and more importantly can be the cause of injuries to livestock who will ingest them. Only Fibre wads should be shot at game in the UK and all shoots now insist on this.