Zoli Ambassador EL Z Sporter Shotgun

 

Sporters are known for all-round use, suitable for shooting clays as well as game. They are generally steady to handle, a little heavier and recoil less.

Webley & Scott

Webley & Scott 1012 Sporter

Having sold a lot of Webley & Scott 900 series shotguns over the last few years, I hold them in high regard. So high, in fact, that I bought a 920 game gun for my good lady. When Stuart Grant, Highland Outdoors Southern Sales Manager, popped in on his monthly visit and told me that there were new…

Miroku Universal MK60 engraving

Three secondhand Sporters

Miroku MK60 Universal Grade 5 In the 1980s a type of gun for the Sporting disciplines was just evolving. All too many Continental manufacturers were trying to palm us off with slightly modified trap guns, while their game guns were too light and often too tightly choked, and skeet guns were too open-choked and not nearly steady…

Medalist Sporter

Three value-for-money second-hand Sporters

Medalist Sporter More than 30 years ago, the UK Browning importers could offer an impressive range of guns – everything from £1,000-plus competition and game guns to exotic and expensive hand-built examples of John Moses Browning’s immortal B25. But one thing they didn’t have was a “starter” gun retailing under…

Zoli Game Standard 20 bore

Zoli Game Standard 20-Bore

Zoli is a make of shotgun that crops up from time to time, but is not as well known in the UK as perhaps it ought to be. Having said that, it has sold reasonably well but now, with the might of the importer Edgar Brothers behind it, I predict…

Browning Cynergy shotgun

Browning Cynergy shotgun review

Browning Cynergy shotgun: The Browning Cynergy shotgun incorporates all that's best in modern shotgun design - at an affordable price.

Beretta 690 Field III

Three second-hand over-and-under Sporters

This selection of second-hand over-and-under Sporters can be found on the second-hard market from £600. Bettinsoli X-Trail Sporter Target Price £600 One of the questions we are frequently asked on the forum section of ShootingUK is whether it is best for a newcomer with a limited budget to buy a second-hand…

Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sport 20 bore

Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sport 20 bore

Even those with only a passing interest in the world of shooting are likely to have heard of the Silver Pigeon. Indeed, my first proper shooting lesson after a childhood spent learning at my father’s elbow with my grandfather’s side-by-side was taken with Beretta’s most famous product – as I am…

Miroku MK38 shotgun trigger

Miroku MK38

Anyone looking to buy an affordable Sporter with a proven track record would be silly to ignore Miroku’s MK38

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun : The quality of even so-called ‘cheap’ guns has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years.

Bettinsoli Diamond Line

Bettinsoli Diamond Line shotgun

The Italians realised that if they were to remain competitive they needed to redesign their offering and invest in some up to date machine tooling. The decision has paid off. Today’s ‘entry-level’ Bettinsoli Diamond Line shows how far matters have improved. Excellent turn-around In fact the turn-around is quite amazing…

CZ 455 rifle

CZ 455

CZ 455 .17 HMR review: Bruce Potts tests a great-value rimfire rifle that offers switch-barrel convenience and accuracy, too.

Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade 1 Sporter

Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade 1 Sporter

If there is a problem with this gun, it’s that you get too much gun for the money. So not a problem at all really. This Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade 1 over-and-under shotgun represents amazing value – which is a result of the euro increasing the price of Italian guns…

Yildiz O/U Sporter

Yildiz O/U Sporter

Yildiz is one of the best-known Turkish gunmakers in the UK. Its guns have been imported and distributed by Entwistle Guns in Preston, Lancashire for a number of years. Initially, the company’s guns have been game or field guns, with many models being built on a lightweight alloy action. This has been welcomed, particularly when it comes…

Webley & Scott 912 Extreme Sporter

Webley & Scott 912 Extreme Sporter

Webley & Scott has brought an addition to its range in the form of a slightly more specialised Sporter. Mechanically, the Webley & Scott 912 Extreme Sporter is the same as the other models and follows the basic principles of hammers that hinge on the trigger-plate, with coil mainsprings powering them forwards. The…

Yildiz shotgun

Yildiz Sporter

“Beware the man with one gun” is an old but valid saying. It refers to the shooter who uses one gun for every type of shooting. Now, it is not unusual for enthusiasts to have a dedicated shotgun for each discipline. Yet there is still a lot to be said…

Browning B725 Black Edition

Browning B725 Black Edition

Browning’s B725 has been with us for about three years now. Gradually, the range is expanding as we’ve seen various versions of the Hunter or game version and also a 20-bore. An addition to the Sporting range is the Black Edition. It is effectively the same as the standard Sporter,…

Browning B725 Sporter

Browning B725 Sporter

The Browning B725 Sporter is a wholly new gun and carries a modern look, but it isn’t a radical departure from what we are used to

Lanber Sporter shotgun review

For a new shooter starting in the sport or someone in need of an all round second gun, the Lanber offers solid value for money

Browning Grand Prix Sporter

Second-hand Browning Grand Prix Sporter

A second-hand Browning Grand Prix Sporter is basically a B525. It's an ideal Sporter and not too heavy for the occasional day’s field shooting