Our expert reviewers have put these shotguns through their paces. If you're looking for a shotgun for clayshooting, then browse through the 10 models listed here to see which would fit the bill

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Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1

1. Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1

No review of shotguns for shooting clays would be complete without a mention of the Beretta Silver Pigeon.  Some interesting comments here also on changing the load to smooth out the recoil on driven clays, when simulating high birds … full review of the Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 here.

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Browning B725 Sporter

2. Browning B725 Black Edition 

A clay gun with a contemporary look and feel … but there’s also a lot more to it than that… If you’re a dyed in the wool Browning user, you may be a little surprised at this newcomer, but there’s plenty to welcome here … read the full review of the Browning B725 Black Edition here.

 

Beretta 692 shotgun

Beretta 692 Sporter

3.  Beretta 692 Sporter 

This gun ticks all the boxes for the serious clay shooter. It’s a clay gun built for business and definitely raises the bar … read the full review of the Beretta 692 Sporter here.

Beretta 682

Beretta 682

4. Beretta 682 

As our reviewer says: “Aces like George Digweed and Barry Simpson have used 682s for many of their major victories, not to mention countless highly successful trap and skeet exponents”. Read the full review of the Beretta 682 shotgun here.

Lanber Sporter shotgun

Lanber Sporter

5. Lanber Sporter

A gun designed primarily for clay shooting. A good choice for new shooters or someone in need of an all-round second gun. You can read the full review of the Lanber Sporter shotgun here.

Bettinsoli Crypto

Bettinsoli Crypto

6. Bettinsoli Crypto

Our reviewer Jason Harris writes that this shotgun has “a little something for everyone”. This is a gun that’s as happy out in the field as shooting clays. Catch up on the full review of the Bettinsoli Crypto shotgun.

Perazzi MX8

Perazzi MX8

7. Perazzi MX8 

Looking for a proven competition clay gun that’s won almost everything on offer? Your search is over with the Perazzi MX8 says our reviewer.

Miroku MK70

Miroku MK70

8. Miroku MK70 shotgun  

A sporter is suitable for all clay disciplines except trap. It is also light enough to double as a field shooting gun. Full review of the Miroku MK70 shotgun here.

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

9. Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

An almost total lack of recoil surprises our inspector, who described this shotgun as ideal for use on clays. You can read the reviewer’s full comments on the Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux here.

 

Krieghoff K20

Krieghoff K20

10. Krieghoff K20

A shotgun for the dedicated competition shooter. If you are serious about your clay shooting and want a gun that has the ability and pedigree to compete at the highest level, then you should investigate the Kriefhoff shotgun range writes our reviewer.