Matthew Clark

Editor Sporting Gun

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark is the Editor of Sporting Gun

Baikal guns

I’m proud to say that my first gun was a Baikal. People may smirk but it carries a weight of nostalgia. Although strictly speaking my Baikal single-barrel 12-bore was not my…

woman learning to shoot

Unfortunately many people are put off shooting early in their career due to having a bad experience with gun recoil. That is a shame, because gun recoil is definitely manageable…

improve airgun accuracy

Have you got an old airgun lying around in your gun cupboard? Now’s the time to take it out and dust it off – maybe for a spot of garden…

Adjustable gunstocks

Adjustable gunstocks – definitely not worth it Robin Scott says: Most guns with adjustable stocks can only be altered for length, drop and cast. These are important, but they are…

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…

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…