Gun: Two Miroku 28-bores, both with 30in barrels, one choked improved cylinder, and one three-quarter

Cartridge: Lyalvale Express 28g No. 5s with a plastic wad

Says: “If the birds are decoying well, I use the lightly choked gun; if they’re skirting around the pattern, I use three-quarters. I can’t find a 28-bore fibre wad cartridge that comes close to matching the performance of the Express.”