I was fortunate enough to be born into a hunting, shooting, fishing family and at the age of three using a Geco 9mm garden gun I shot my first Teal. That little gun is still in my cabinet and my son, now aged three, is currently breaking clays with it.

My involvement in the shooting field has covered just about all aspects of the sport over the years. As a teenager I trapped and helped out at Thimbleby Clay Ground, trained in gamekeeping at Northumberland, shot in numerous FITASC competitions throughout Europe, ran the family game syndicate and of course deer stalking and management. I was also the third generation to head the Hartlepool Wildfowlers and of course deer stalking and management.

My father was an avid deer stalker, I often accompanied him from a very young age. Shooting my first Roe when I was aged 11 got me hooked on stalking. At fifteen I had NSCC then my DMQ 1 & 2 when they were first launched.

Deer stalking and Management is my passion and I am proud to now be a professional stalker on numerous parcels of land throughout the country and have involvement with a sporting estate in France.

I use various equipment depending on what type of shooting I am doing. My kit list is below and in addition to this I also bought the Ruger American, Leupold VX-3i scope, Breda Grizzly and I have a Merkel Speedster (Black & Orange) on order. If I trust and believe in a product then I will buy it!

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Chris Abbott
Age: 40
Hometown: Castle Eden

Q&A

How long have you been shooting?
37 Years

Where do you shoot / hunt?
Predominantly the North East of England
Do you Shoot Professionally?
Yes
Favourite Five
Colour: Green
Film: Easy Rider (1969)
Food: Anything Seafood
Place: Anywhere as long as its shooting related
Song: Anything by AC/DC

Chris's Kit

Ruger American Predator .308  / Leupold VX-6 HD Rifle Scope  /  B&T Suppressor / Lapua Mega .308

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Chris uses this set up for his  stalking and Deer management duties, the reliability of the Ruger Predator, clarity of the Leupold VX-6 HD scope and accuracy of the Lapua Mega 150g soft nose ammunition make for a unrivaled hunting combination.  

More of Chris's Kit

Recently Chris's rifle of choice on a driven boar hunt in france

A fantastic rugged and reliable all rounder hunting rifle

The high quality Italian made semi-auto shotgun perfect for wild fowling

An essential hunting accessory spot and recover game in the field

The VX-6 HD is taking optical performance to a whole new level.

The riflescope that will have you hunting earlier and staying out later.

A simple and affordable digital rangefinder delivering accurate line of sight measurements

Holik's high quality gloves are made by craftsmen in the Czech Republic for hunters.

Bino's that deliver the brightness, edge-to-edge sharpness, and contrast.

Sellier & Bellot .223 REM soft point ammunition, which is Chris's g to ammo for foxing.

PRW steel rings use a proven cross-slot design, and offer a more permanent mounting solution.

A versatile and easy to use gun rest and carrying system for demanding conditions.