Matthew Clark

Editor Sporting Gun

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark is the Editor of Sporting Gun

Breda Zenith L

The new Breda Zenith L is set up to be a game gun. As such, it has a solid sighting rib that tapers from 11mm to 7mm, as well as…

best ear defenders for shooting

Shooters of a certain age often have hearing issues because wearing ear defenders for shooting wasn’t much of a thing back in the day. We’ve all been out in the…

Gun recoil

Gun recoil is responsible for putting many people off shooting. Which is a great pity as it can be comfortably managed and avoided if the shooter and gun fit together…

Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus

I’ll be honest with you, the first thing I noticed about the Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus was the price. At £2,195 it is not cheap for a semi-auto. Regular readers…

Simulated game day

I wanted to know whether a simulated game day can ever be as good as a full-on game shoot, or is it just a glorified form of clayshooting? So I…

Weihrauch HW35E air rifle

The Weihrauch HW35E  air rifle, at 69, is a senior citizen. It has stood the test of time and won the hearts of many an airgunner. There have been a…

Benelli M2 semi-auto

If you had to sum up the Benelli M2 semi-auto in one word it would be, ‘practical’. It has been designed like every semi-auto should be, where function dictates design.…

Spring-powered airgun or a PCP?

We’ve looked around for some cheap PCP air rifles that still do the job, for budgets of up to £500 and under £1000. Once you’ve bought the airgun you’ll be…

AYA Legend De Luxe

Every now and then a new gun comes on the market that sends ripples of excitement through the shooting community. Spanish gun maker AYA is part of shooting folklore and…

Browning 525 Shadow

A game gun that stands out from the crowd but doesn't cost a fortune