Shotguns

Summer stunners

Summer stunners

With summer here at last, Jasper Fellows breaks down some of the best all-season clay-shooting gear

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Sporting Gun
Sim essentials

Sim essentials

If you haven’t tried a simulated game day, here’s what to expect from one of the fastest growing areas of our sport. Rebecca Green has the details

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Rebecca Green
Safety first

Safety first

In the first of a series of articles, Mark Heath dives into the safety-critical subjects of gun etiquette and muzzle awareness

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Sporting Gun
Benelli semi-automatic

Benelli semi-automatic

Rob Speed, a dyed-in-the-wool over-and-under man, takes a look at a lightweight semi-auto and loves it!

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Rob Speed
And so it ends

And so it ends

Phil Moorsom recounts the highlights of the 2023/24 shooting season as the guns go quiet for the summer

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Sporting Gun
Unintended  consequences

Unintended consequences

What happens after a bullet leaves a gun? Can you always be sure? Mark Ripley explores the need for certainty whenever you go out with rifle in hand.

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Mark Ripley
New perspective

New perspective

Rob Speed tries a Caesar Guerini shotgun for the first time in several years and is astonished at the precision engineering, thoughtful design and sheer quality

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Rob Speed
Hidden gem

Hidden gem

Digory Hadoke delves into the history of Winchester’s Hammond Bros, as he uncovers the story behind a meticulously preserved 19th century shotgun

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Diggory Hadoke
Haptic VR

Haptic VR

Paul Austin gets to grips with another virtual stock and is surprised at how useful this lightweight accessory actually is.

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Paul Austin
Clay-shooting machine

Clay-shooting machine

From precision engineering to flawless performance, there’s nothing about the Beretta DT11 Sporting that Rob Speed can find to dislike.

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Sporting Gun
Tough times

Tough times

The Rough Rovers face adversity and test their resolve on an unforgettable expedition against the harsh conditions of the Welsh moorland.

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Sporting Gun
Frustrating flight

Frustrating flight

Armed with 40 years’ experience of the land, Geoff Garrod devises a plan to intercept pigeons on their flight lines – but the birds have other ideas

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Sporting Gun
Zoli Kronos M-Sport

Zoli Kronos M-Sport

Jonny Carter reveals the delights of a no-nonsense performer that prioritises technical excellence over ornamental beauty

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Sporting Gun
MegaVR Duck Hunter

MegaVR Duck Hunter

Paul Austin’s VR odyssey continues with a new stock that transforms Clay Hunt VR, the all-conquering shotgun app on Quest 2/3, into a fully fledged shooting simulator

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Paul Austin
Sim essentials

Sim essentials

If you haven’t tried a simulated game day, here’s what to expect from one of the fastest growing areas of our sport. Rebecca Green has the details.

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Rebecca Green
Use your Head

Use your Head

Tom Sykes looks at a few of the head torches on the market, and tells us what he likes to use and why

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Tom Sykes
Soft and Safe

Soft and Safe

Richard Atkins examines an alternative to lead shot for lightweight game guns, in the form of the Gamebore 28g No. 5 shot fibre-wad game cartridge

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Sporting Gun
Lead’s last hurrah?

Lead’s last hurrah?

Richard Atkins evaluates the latest (and last?) high-performance game cartridge loaded with lead shot

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Sporting Gun