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Eley Hawk’s guide to cartridge selection

Knowing which cartridge is ‘The Perfect Choice’ for you, depends on a number of factors   If you are new to shooting and are overwhelmed by selecting a cartridge for the type of sport you will be doing, you’ll be pleased to know you are far from alone. There are so many variables to con...

How to store shotgun cartridges correctly

For safety and performance reasons, you should store cartridges in the proper way.   Whatever cartridges you use for clay or game shooting, they should be stored correctly and effectively prior to use to ensure that they work optimally in the field and safely. Kept in damp conditions an...

Care of guns and cartridges

Useful tips and advice to ensure safe shooting.   Care of guns in the field When out shooting, always be alert for obstructions in the barrels. Mud, snow, broken twigs etc. can easily lodge in the barrels, particularly when moving through thick cover or shooting in adverse weather co...

Proof and CIP

Explaining the numbers and certifications on your cartridge boxes.   Every Eley Hawk shotgun cartridge carton has the gauge, chamber length, shot load and the proof level of guns from which the cartridges in that carton may be used safely printed on it. This information includ...

Shotgun cartridge safety and protection

The dos and don’ts of shotgun cartridge ammunition.   Shotgun cartridges should only be used in suitable, properly functioning firearms. ALWAYS examine the cartridge carton, where you should find an important notice identifying the appropriate gun, chamber length, the service pressure o...

Code of Good Shooting Practice

Endorsed by the governing bodies of our sports, we should all abide by the Code of Good Shooting Practice Game shooting is widely recognised as a major factor in conservation, and it is crucial that this image should not be tarnished by poor practice.  The Code of Good Shooting Pra...