Mike George

high pheasant shooting

When it comes to shooting high pheasants the most important thing is having experience. Lead is important. However maintaining a good line is crucial as the birds can slide a…

Secondhand Browning B725

When Browning introduced the B725 shotgun a little over two years ago, the reaction among a number of shooters was to ask why they bothered? This was not so much a criticism as an acknowledgment…

Browning Citori

Secondhand Browning Citori: If you were trying to think of a name for a new gun you hoped would conquer world markets, what would you call it? Browning had that…

Browning Maxus stock

Beretta ES100 Forty years ago, a semi-auto was a cheap gun, selling for a few hundred pounds. Then, as the guns became more mechanically complex, prices crept up until a…

Gamba Daytona shotgun

This gun is a multichoke, but fixed-choke and trap versions are also available and Gambas can be customised with extra features to order. On the American market there is a…

Despite being envisioned and designed by Winchester engineers in America, I’d say that the Winchester 101 shotgun owes much of its appearance and and influences to Browning. Beretta inspired design…

Baikal over under shotgun

The reason, like the guns themselves, is simple. Baikal shotguns were – and still are – cheap and reliable. In the UK they have brought thousands of people with very…

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

A pinless lockplate is one which has no visible screw heads, Mike explains

Mike explains how we test cartridges and why we stopped explaining the hardness of a shot as a percentage