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Leah Southall


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Five minutes with Eley Hawk Sponsored Shooter, Leah Southall.



ABT, UT and OT.


How long have you used Eley cartridges?

4 years


Favourite load(s) and why:

VIP Trap and DTL Gold. They are both very smooth cartridges with minimum recoil, yet they produce fantastic kills. 


What do you love most about Eley cartridges:

The smoothness of the cartridges and the fact that there is no muzzle flip for that all important second barrel.


Gun(s) Used:

Beretta DT11 black


Greatest shooting achievement: 

Making the England DTL team at 14 years old, and making the GB UT Junior team aged 17 after only shooting UT for a few months.


Competitions won in the last five years:

English Open DTL third overall, 1st in ladies, 1st in juniors.
English Open Single Barrel 1st in ladies, 1st in juniors, 1st in A Class.
English Open UT 1st in ladies.
OT British Shooting Shotgun Series 1st in junior ladies.
English and British Open Double Rise 1st in ladies.
Plus many more.


Favourite ground/shoot:

Park Farm Shooting Ground


Most valuable tip/advice:

Everyone will have bad days, but it’s how you deal with the bad days that enables you to become a better shooter. 

Get the right coach for you. Don’t go for the one which everyone goes to or you think is the “best.” The one who is the “best” may not help you reach your full potential, so look around and go with the one who has your best intentions at heart.

Get a gun that fits you. It doesn’t need to be expensive, but don’t go for an overly cheap one if you are looking to take shooting seriously.

Get a cartridge you can trust and that you know is consistent and reliable.


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