8 of the best game guns
Fancy a new gun to take into the field? Here are the ones we have in our sights.
We’ve picked out eight of the best game guns around.
Tips for buying a shotgun for gameshooting
First, you will want something durable that handles well and you feel comfortable shooting with.
Second, it is a good idea to have something lightweight if you are going to be doing a lot of walked-up shooting. It’s less of an issue if you intend to be stood on a peg more often.
1. ATA SP Silver Line Game £1174.99
Building upon the existing SP range, the new Silver Line is initially available as a 12-bore with 28in or 30in chrome-lined barrels. It features an all-new screwless sideplate, oil-finished pistol gripped stock and an ornamental scroll design that extends across the action to the underside. Sportsman Gun Centre.
Kofs Sceptre £499.99
With an oil-finished Turkish walnut stock and scroll-engraved action, the Sceptre shotgun belies its price tag. This gun is not just a pretty face. It has a variety of chambers (12-bore, 20-bore, 28-bore and .410), five interchangeable chokes, ejectors, a single selective trigger and chrome-lined monobloc barrels. Sportsman Gun Centre.
Browning B525 Game 1 £1,600
Both the 20-bore and 12-bore (pictured) Game 1 variants are lightweight versions of the B525, retaining all the features that make it so popular. This includes grade 2.5 wood with oiled finish, a pistol grip combined with a tulip fore-end, four Invector chokes and a fine 6mm ventilated rib. Available with 28in or 30in barrels. Browning EU
The latest addition to the AYA family is a high performance over-and-under made from No.1 grade oil finished walnut. Available in 12 and 20-bore, with forged steel monobloc and chrome-lined 28in barrels, it has a straight hand or semi-pistol grip stock and full pistol grip, a double locking system, forged steel receiver and non-selective single trigger, with a manual safety. The serial number is inlaid in gold. Read our latest review here. ASI
Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 (2019) Field £1,815
This is an update of the popular Silver Pigeon I and new this year. It features more defined scroll engraving, created using the latest laser techniques, and the field model incorporates Beretta’s Steelium HP Optima choke and barrel profile, facilitating the use of steel shells. The gun will be fleur-de-lis stamped. GMK
Webley & Scott 900X £699.99
The 900X is the result of Webley & Scott’s efforts to create a coin-finished silver action shotgun based upon its 900K gun. This steel shot-proof over-and-under boxlock steel action shotgun has a hand-oiled walnut stock and is available in 12 and 20-bore with a 3in chamber and 28in and 30in barrels. Highland Outdoors
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Lightweight and easy to handle, this over-and-under shotgun weighs in at about 3kg (6.6lb). It is available with fixed chokes in 26in and 28in barrel lengths. It comes equipped with a single selective trigger, a semi-pistol grip and a tulip-shaped fore-end. Miroku
Rizzini Round Body Regal De Luxe £5,775
Over-and-under shotgun based on the Rizzini Round Body EM. It features a solid rib, grade 3 walnut with semi-pistol grip stock. Includes five flush-fit long multichokes, a single selective trigger and acanthus leaf engraving with a long trigger-guard and hand-engraved steel pistol grip cap. ASI