Browning 525 Shadow

Browning 525 Shadow

A game gun that stands out from the crowd but doesn't cost a fortune

Perazzi MX16

Perazzi MX16

The Perazzi MX16 – the Ferrari of shotguns? Often called the Ferrari of shotguns, Perazzis have a reputation for fast handling. They are regularly seen in the hands of masters like George Digweed and Ed Ling as they see off the competition. Unlike the Perazzi MX2000 S the MX16 is…

Chapuis C40 12 bore

Chapuis C40 12 bore reviewed by Shooting Gazette

Prior to picking up the Chapuis C40 for this month’s review the only other French shotgun I had shot before was a Darne made in the same region of France as the Chapuis but with a unique sliding breech action. So on opening the travel case I was quite relieved…

FAUSTI CLASS SL

Fausti Class SL – tested in the field by Sporting Gun magazine

You know when a pair of shoes fits because it feels comfortable. It’s the same with shotguns. When I shouldered the Fausti Class SL my eye was in exactly the right place to look down the barrels, the trigger blade came easily to my finger and the gun fitted to…

Browning Crown

Browning Crown

Launched at the British Shooting Show in 2018, the Browning Crown (or Royal as the prototype was called) uses the renowned 525 action and is designed specifically as a game gun. It replaces the Grade 6, which was decorated with gold inlaid game birds on the action, which some thought…

Fausti Class RD

Fausti Class RD

The Editor of Sporting Gun puts this Italian game gun through its paces and discovers that Fausti's Class RD is a fast-handling gun whose performance more than matches its looks

Miroku MK 60 12-bore

Miroku MK60 12-bore

I am reviewing the Miroku MK60 High Pheasant, which is intended to be sold in pairs. The brand has been popular on the competition circuit for a long time and has chalked up many major titles in the hands of shooters like Mickey Rouse, Carl Bloxham and Kevin Mayor. If…

Franchi Elegante Field

Franchi Elegante Field shotgun

There is a point at which you break away from a budget gun as you seek better quality, though what causes you to make that decision can be difficult to quantify. If you have reached that point, the Elegante 
Field, at £1,095, is a step up in 
quality at a…

Fabarm Axis S&H

Fabarm Axis S&H reviewed by Shooting Times

The closer you get to the pinnacle of any sport, the more critical the choice of equipment becomes. It would seem unlikely, then, that compromises made to produce 
a gun that could cover two different disciplines would be any good at all; that what works for one will inhibit the…

sporting gun

What’s the difference between a game and sporting gun?

The main difference between a game gun and a sporting gun is the weight. Game guns are lighter Sporters are set up for clay shooting, and they often have multi-chokes and a more visible rib on the barrels. Game guns are lighter and have smaller ribs for less weight and…

A-Z guide to shooting terms

What’s my best gun for shooting clays and game?

Q: Having just taken up the pastime of clayshooting 
(the skeet discipline), and having more than a passing interest 
in gameshooting, I find I am bamboozled by the choice of shotguns that are available. 
I would prefer to buy a 12-bore side-by-side rather than an 
over-and-under shotgun, but 
are side-by-sides…

Fausti Class RDX

Fausti Class RDX

Having been asked to test this new gun, I was a little surprised to open the case and find a 20-bore and not a 12-bore as expected. However, it was a delight to handle — 
a fine example of what the Italian gun makers do so well; a slim, elegant…

Fausti Italyco

Fausti Italyco tested by Sporting Gun

When I received the email from Tony Laughton from Stag Country Sports, importers of Fausti guns here in 
the UK, I was quite excited because 
I hadn’t seen much of Fausti for a while. I know it had been doing quite a bit of collaborative work because it teamed up…

man with gun in gunslip

Popular shotguns for the pheasant season

What you need to consider when picking out a game gun Weight Gauge Style Action Budget Patrick Galbraith, Editor of the Shooting Times, comments when discussing shotguns for pheasant shooting: “I would say that there has been a move towards affordable guns, with pairs of Mirokus becoming a frequent sight…

Sauer Apollon laser engraving

Sauer Apollon reviewed by Sporting Gun

It’s time to break out some game guns to show you all in anticipation for the forthcoming game season. This month I’ve been lucky enough to be given the new Sauer Apollon to take a look at. As with most companies, you need to release something new every year for…