For those who want to take something a little different into the field, however, there are myriad choices available for a reasonable sum.
Fausti Windsor 20-bore shotgun review: An affordable Fausti? This could be the first of many from the renowned Italian makers.
Krieghoff Hubertus rifle review: Faultless accuracy and striking looks put the Hubertus in a class of its own.
Rizzini RB EL 20-Bore shotgun: The round-bar action has improved the look of this shotgun significantly.
William Powell Linhope shotgun review: Beautifully crafted with the high-bird specialist in mind, the new Linhope represents quality in an age of change.
Fabarm Elos shotgun review: Italian gunmaker, Fabarm, has packed a host of really useful features into its affordable new Sporter.
This Perazzi HPX shotgun with 34" barrels is specifically designed for shooting high birds.
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Quick-change barrels make the Blaser R8 Black Edition an incredibly adaptable rifle.
Fausti Style shotgun review: This Fausti shotgun shoots as well as one costing 20 times as much.
Benelli Raffaello Crio shotgun review: Twenty-eight bores are flooding gun dealers’ racks, but the high-tech, fast-handling Raffaello has an edge on the rest.
High pheasants are considered by many to be the pinnacle of our sport, and are definitely a challenging quarry. Choosing the right shotgun and the right cartridges is therefore essential…
Gun reviews: Grulla 215 shotgun: This Spanish gun, a true sidelock, offers more individuality and better value than some of the opposition.
Benelli Crio semi-auto shotgun: Benellis latest small-bore semi is bags of fun to shoot with.
Remington Fieldmaster BDL .22LR rifle: This unusual pump-action rimfire rifle is quintessentially American, with a design that dates back to 1954.
Semi-auto shotguns under £1500: Rarely seen on a driven day, semi-automatic shotguns feature some of the most advanced technology in firearms.
Zoli Columbus 12-bore shotgun review: Technical soundness, conservative styling and civilised handling will give the Columbus over-under 12-bore a wide appeal.
Gun reviews: Darne Damon Petrick shotgun: This is an impressive French gun made in the time-honoured way – with an intriguing bolt mechanism.
The Savage 11 BTH rifle is a refined but inexpensive piece of vermin control equipment.
Gun reviews: Shooting in foreign climes can be a hugely exciting experience if you’re using the right gun. Our buying guide ensures your next trip will be a fruitful one.…