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This is one of the biggest exhibitions on the UK shooting calendar and is going from strength to strength as the show enters its third year. The number of big name brands continues to grow, alongside some great demonstrations and taster sessions for 2018. If you’ve got some spare time this weekend and are looking to get some great one-off deals or improve your shooting knowledge, the Northern Shooting Show is simply unmissable.
The Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate plays host once again; this incredible venue offers room for over 250 exhibitors as well as huge space for pop up shooting ranges both indoor and outdoor. You’re going to have access to parking free of charge onsite too, so you won’t have to worry about having to travel on foot. What’s more, bad weather is very unlikely, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy the range of outdoor events in dry and mild conditions.
The show features aspects from all corners of the shooting world - everything from shotguns and optics to Airsoft and gundogs - so if you’re a newbie looking to find your niche, or an experienced shooter trying to find new skills, there’s definitely something for you. The 2018 edition is bursting with big names; BASC, Browning and Swarovski Optik to name a few. That means not only will you be able to get your hands on top of the range products for exclusive prices, but you’ll come away with tips and advice from some of the best experts in the game.
For those competitive clay shooters attending the show, you can enter the Northern 50 Bird Sporting Championship. This will take place on the outdoor clay line, where shooters can enter multiple times across the weekend to stand a chance of winning. There are event categories for junior, male and female participants - with some huge prizes up for grabs. The top prize overall for the weekend is a Browning 525 Sporter worth over £1,000.
Also, for newcomers who are looking to see if airguns are the thing for them, you can gain very special access to the ‘try before you buy’ airgun range, where top manufacturers will give you the chance to try out some of the best air rifles on the market, in a really relaxed, expertly supervised arena.
These thrilling activities are sided by hundreds of stalls and counters, showcasing antique firearms, game hunting souvenirs, optical sights and so much more, so that you can fulfil all of your browsing desires.
The Northern Shooting Show is an immense weekend for just about anyone, you’ll be able to learn a thing or two at any age or ability. Exhibitions like don’t come around very often at all, and it’s rare you’ll get to visit such an all-inclusive shooting venue in the entire country, so you’d be really crazy to miss out! Visit the NSS website for all of the details.