28-bore AYA No.2

28-bore AYA No.2

I write this edging into the first week after the end of the season with reports from around the country that the final week proved as busy as the rest of the season with plenty of sport on offer. I was thinking that with the season over this was going…

Man taking aim with a 28-bore shotgun

Looking at a 28-bore shotgun and cartridges

A good shot and friend of mine has been invited to shoot stupidly high birds on a commercial pheasant shoot where the headkeeper is a little sniffy about any cartridge that doesn’t carry at least 1.1/4oz (36gms) of big lead pellets in a plastic wad. Even my mate’s other friends…

Beretta A400 28-bore semi-auto

Second-hand small-bore shotguns – what to buy?

A second-hand 28-bore or a .410? With more than £1,000 to spend on a small-bore shotgun, either a 28-bore or a .410, our reader has plenty of scope. In fact, he could buy a new gun if he so wished, particularly if he looked at the Turkish market. If he…

Easter holiday activities for Young Shots

What’s the best first gun for a youngster? A .410 or a 28-bore?

Which is the best first gun? My son, who is 12, is keen 
to start shooting and I am considering buying a light side-by-side .410. However, one 
of my shooting friends thinks a 28-bore might be more suitable. Which of the two is the best first gun? Many experienced shooters…

Rizzini Round Body Classic 28-bore

With its Italian “guild action”, light yet smooth handling and honey-coloured stock, the Rizzini Round Body Classic is a joy, says Lewis Potter

Benelli Raffaello Crio 28

Twenty-eight bores are flooding gundealers' racks, but the high-tech, fast-handling Raffaello has an edge on the rest, says Lewis Potter

The 28-bore’s rise in popularity

The 28-bore’s rise in popularity

Close to extinction 30 years ago, why has the 28-bore seen such a dramatic rise in popularity? It’s the gun of choice for the roughshooter, says Robin Marshall-Ball