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Five Minutes with Eley Hawk Sponsored Shooter, Sam Usher.



I mostly shoot English Sporting, Sportrap and Fitasc throughout the clay season, I then turn my attention to pigeon and pheasant shooting in the off-season.


How long have you used Eley cartridges?

I moved over to using Eley cartridges for my clay shooting in late 2022.


Favourite load(s) and why:

I use Eley Superb plastic 7s for my clay shooting. I find the breaks they give me at all ranges are second to none, as well as being one of the smoothest cartridges on the market. I haven’t found another cartridge which can give me both the breaks I want while being so smooth on the shoulder.

I also use the Pigeon Select for all my pigeon shooting and move to the Zenith ECO wad for any High Pheasant days I’m lucky enough to go on. 


What do you love most about Eley cartridges?:

The consistency throughout the range, both on the clay and game side of things. I feel they have a cartridge which fits every discipline and quarry out there.


Gun(s) used:

Krieghoff K80 Parcours

Fixed choke 3/4 & full


Greatest shooting achievement:

2022 British Open Sporting Champion 


Best results in the last five years:

2022 British Open Sporting Champion

2021 British Open Sporting Runner up

2022 Clay shooting Classic 1st AAA

2021 Westfield Gold Cup Champion

2020/21 South West Sportrap Champion

Multiple County Titles


Favourite ground/shoot:

My favourite shooting Ground is Ian Coley Sporting, the new facilities they have built at the ground are incredible. The staff are also very helpful and the atmosphere is great on a sunny summer's day. 


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