16 bore

An AYA and a Rizzini 16 bore – both of these stunning guns are indicators of a surge in popularity for the sweet 16

A 16-bore shotgun offers the sportsman a lighter gun which still has a very good killing power and range. Even for those guns who shoot the highest and most extreme birds, the 16-bore should be considered a genuine alternative.

Rizzini RB EM 16-bore

Rizzini RB EM 16-bore

Rizzini is a gunmaker steadily making inroads into the British guntrade. It has some very attractive models at good value-for-money prices. This is my favourite in the range: the Rizzini RB EM 16-bore . The RB EM is a round bodied box lock gun with a bold scroll engraving pattern that reminds me of the traditional Holland Royal pattern.…

Beretta 687 EELLClassic

Top 10 guns for game

Beretta 687 EELL Classic £6,850 A modern icon, the EELL from Beretta is amongst the most sought after guns by sportsmen and women up and down the country, and with even a cursory glance it is easy to see why. With a design lineage stretching back to 1979, Beretta’s 680 line of guns have long…

16 bore

The rise and rise of the 16 bore

A recent advertisement by ASI – the importer of AYA guns from Spain and, more recently, Rizzinis from Italy – bravely announced that “16 bore is the new black!”. This seemed a bit cryptic on first reading but on further investigation disclosed that there was a bit of a fashion reference going on. Black, it would seem, is the…

12 bore shotguns

12 bore vs 16 bore – the great debate

12 Bore By Ben Samuelson Is there a smugger calibre than the 16 bore? Twenty is fine if you’re not strong enough to carry a real gun; 28 is acceptable if you wish to invite universal derision every time you miss a bird and .410 is delightfully mad – but 16 bore is just…

Rizzini Artemis 16 bore

Rizzini Artemis 16 bore

As many experienced shots will know, quite a number of manufacturers engrave the name Rizzini on the actions of their guns thanks to the fairly astonishing abilities of a modern Italian gunmaking dynasty. There is E. Rizzini, once best known for making entry-level guns but now a part of Fausti, a high-end manufacturer.…

Blaser F16

Blaser F16

When Blaser launched the Blaser F16 at the Stonely Shooting Show back in February we can all honestly say the after burners were fully on, I could feel my eyebrows smoldering with one of the most dramatic gun launches I have seen in the gun trade. The question is: “Does the…

Drilling 16B/ 8mm

Drilling 16B/8MM

This Classic Gun is a drilling, manufactured circa 1920. It is a combination gun I know well because I once owned it, having bought it from local farmer friend at the end of the 1970s for £40. When I had it on my firearms certificate, there was a condition added that “only…

Gun reviews: William Powell Monarch 16-bore shotgun

Gun reviews: William Powell Monarch 16-bore shotgun: With its traditional looks and smooth handling, Lewis Potter discovers a gun that confounds those critics who dismiss all 16-bores out of hand.

Gun reviews: William & Son 16-bore shotgun

Gun reviews: William & Son 16-bore shotgun: This assisted-opening side-by-side is an elegant example of the best of British gunmaking. Unsurprisingly, it is not cheap.

Arietta Crown 16-bore shotgun review

Gun reviews: Arietta Crown 16-bore shotgun: The Arietta Crown is a lovely little 16-bore from the renowned Spanish gunmaker.

William & Son 16-bore shotgun review

William & Son 16-bore shotgun: The result of hours of work from some of the world’s most talented gunmakers, this 16-bore gun from William & Son is a perfect shooting partner.

16-bore shotguns under £10,000

Among the most underrated of guns, the 16-bore is considered to be the gun of choice for true sporting connoisseurs.

16-bore cartridge review

The 16-bore shotgun has always been a popular choice among shooting men on the continent.