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The Adventurer

The Adventurer is our platform to vent, review, educate and inform. We have an opinion and love nothing more than to share it, we'll also invite some friends and colleagues to contribute from time to time. Our blog is named 'The Adventurer' is subjective and we'll cover a wide range of topics that any keen sportsman and all-round good chap will find interesting and informative. From explaining the idiosyncrasies and terminology used in the trade, reviewing some of the guns, rods and reels we either refurbish, repair or manufacture to comical stories from the trade, field and riverbank. We hope you enjoy the content, feel free to leave comments.

 
CIP Shotgun proof pressures by gauge

CIP Shotgun proof pressures by gauge

We get asked a lot about the difference between standard and high performance steel, the short answer is its a Polar Bear of difference. Yes I know that sounds silly, but read on and it will make sens...
 
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Lead free, non-toxic small gauge cartridges anyone?

Lead free, non-toxic small gauge cartridges anyone?

Until now we've focused on 12 gauge for testing Hortonium . That makes sense given that it is the gauge most people own and shoot, however what about the smaller gauges? No credible lead free alterna...
 
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The future of lead free ammunition, do we have the solution?

The future of lead free ammunition, do we have the solution?

Many people who shoot and those involved in the shooting industry massively underplay the affect the lead ban will have on our much loved sport. Think about it from end to end, the list below is not e...
 
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Hortonium lead shot alternative drop test

Hortonium lead shot alternative drop test

There are many uses for a Brumagem screwdriver, doing a drop test on the new non toxic shot we've invented is one of them. In this test, we see Bismuth pitted against lead and our own Hortonium (all s...
 
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Lead shot ban, pah! Old news

Lead shot ban, pah! Old news

Horton & Sons have been testing and investigating many different ways to solve the lead shot alternative conundrum enforced upon us. One such method involved molecularly changing the elements that...
 
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Gold, Goats and Guns

Gold, Goats and Guns

It's official, the world has gone mad! Regardless of whether you are a so called conspiracy theorist or truly believe what the mainstream media serves up to you. There is no denying, the world we live...
 
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The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 4, Swiss Roll

The Adventures of Giles Tommly-Horton, Volume 4, Swiss Roll

The Adventures of Giles Tommly-HortonVolume FourSwiss RollNo.1 Berkeley Square, London, W1, England, January 15, 2023This last month was a jolly strange affair. I got wind of a thoroughly ...
 
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Adventurer series - Jack Mytton

Adventurer series - Jack Mytton

The archetypal wicked squire turns up in many a racy yarn by writers such as Catherine Cookson. The heyday of these hard-riding, hard-drinking hunting characters was the 18th and 19th centuries and th...
 
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