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Savage .22/.410 combination

Combination guns are not that common in the UK, probably because of the type of shooting we do, our terrain and our licensing laws. They are common in Germany and Austria, however, sometimes with…

£653.00

Our rating:  64%

NCG Stalker

When is a Parker Hale Lightweight not a Parker Hale Lightweight? When it’s a Norman Clark Gunsmiths Stalker rifle. When Parker Hale ceased trading in 2000, Norman Clark Gunsmiths in Rugby bought the remaining stock, and…

£675.00

If you are using a .22LR rifle, sound reduction is only required for subsonic ammunition. It is quite straightforward to moderate as it does not have the crack of supersonic…

Bettinsoli Diamond Line

The Italians realised that if they were to remain competitive they needed to redesign their offering and invest in some up to date machine tooling. The decision has paid off.…

£857.00

Our rating:  83%

Jackal Hi Power .22 air rifle

The Jackal air rifle was a pivotal design that led to the rise and acceptance of synthetic stock use in Britain today. Sussex Armoury, the Hailsham-based maker of the Jackal range, was not shy…

£150.00
BSA-SKB

The idea of a famous sporting arms maker subcontracting production to an overseas manufacturer is not new. In this instance, the phrase “made in Japan to BSA specification” has a ring to it that…

£400.00
Snowie 12-bore

The growth of interest over the past few years in hammerguns has undoubtedly saved shotguns that would otherwise have been left to rust away or be scrapped off. While older shooters seeking a bit of…

£350.00
Relum tornado

Remarks such as “Oh, I had one of those and mine’s still shooting,” are the sort that get made about the Relum Tornado air rifle. It was never going to…

£30.00

Gun reviews: Anschutz 1517 .17 HMR rifle: Bruce Potts acclaims the accuracy of this rifle and gives its thumbhole the thumbs up.

£875.00

Our rating:  91%

Ruger 10/22 stainless synthetic carbine

The Ruger 10/22 rimfire semi-automatic rifle, produced more than 50 years ago in 1964, has to be the most widely made and distributed .22 rimfire rifle in existence. It led to a whole genre…

£425.00

Our rating:  78%

ATA Venza O/U

ATA was founded about 60 years ago and has flourished into a thriving gunmaking business. Its guns are made in Turkey and a range of O/U guns are already available here in the UK. The…

£649.00

Our rating:  90%

Lincoln Premier Gold .410

What makes a particular model of shotgun, or range of guns, popular? You could argue that it is fashion, but that is ephemeral and rarely results in long-term interest. Perhaps we could assume it is…

£850.00

Our rating:  86%

CZ 455 rifle

CZ 455 .17 HMR review: Bruce Potts tests a great-value rimfire rifle that offers switch-barrel convenience and accuracy, too.

Huglu 201HRZ hammergun

I make no secret of the fact that I have always had a fondness for hammerguns. Fifty years ago or more, they were the cheap, old-fashioned alternative and an economic buy for us young…

£755.00

Our rating:  88%

Beretta semi-auto

Beretta semi-autos hold their secondhand value well and have been leading contenders in the field for almost half a century now.

£300.00
Sako Finnfire 2 in .17 HMR

The Finnfire 2, as the name suggests, is a reincarnation of the famed Sako Finnfire rimfire from the 1990s. The Sako Quad, with its removable barrel system, replaced it, but many people felt there…

£880.00

Our rating:  87%

Described to me as a “hedgerow gun”, the question posed was, did I wish to test it? The somewhat informal description conjured up a number of thoughts, but for those readers of a more…

£649.00

Our rating:  83%

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…

Turkish shotguns: ATA Lightweight Field O/U

We appear to be going through a kind of renaissance in the British shooting trade, with a variety of new guns emerging on to the market – many of these coming from Turkey. Turkish ATA Arms…

£835.00

Our rating:  88%