Beretta A400 Upland 12-bore

Beretta A400 Upland 12-bore

It seems to be the season 
to review semi-automatics, 
with the latest offering — 
a new A400 Upland 12-bore 
— coming from Beretta. This one is a little sexed up compared with our last two camouflaged offerings, with a wooden stock and nickel-plated action, complete with some pheasant and partridge…

Breda 3.5in Super Magnum

Breda 3.5SM Kyrptek Mandrake

This month’s gun on test is a 12-bore with a pretty impressive name: Breda 3.5in Super Magnum in Kryptek Mandrake camouflage. Researching the camouflage pattern revealed it’s designed for hunting in dark timber or Georgia pines and excels in dark forest surroundings or the jungle. I’m not sure the average…

Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter 20-bore

Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter 20-bore

“Can you test the new Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter,” came the request and, of course, 
my response was “no problem”. Having looked on semi-autos with a little disdain, I had so much fun shooting the last one on test I ended up buying one. I’ve used it in the pigeon…

Browning Gold Hunter

Browning Gold Hunter

The Gold model was introduced to the Browning catalogue in 1995 and was 
offered in a variety of configurations for the clay target and field markets. The target models tended to come in a 2¾in chambering, while the field versions were 3in or 3½in. The clay shot had a wide…

Yildiz Wildfowler

Yildiz Wildfowler

Yildiz has been producing shotguns for 40 years and manufactures some 45,000 annually in a variety of models. It takes pride in its customer care and after-sales service, and also offers custom-made guns and special finishes. Although Yildiz produces a wide range of side-by-side game guns under the model name…

Remington V3

Remington V3

While I was at the British Shooting Show in February, I took the opportunity to get around and see what was coming out. I was taken with the Remington V3 and asked if I could take a good look at it. I’ve been a Remington fan since buying my first…

Bettinsoli X-Trail Camo Max 5

Bettinsoli X-Trail Camo Max-5

There was a time when 
I would have shunned 
a camouflage-painted gun. It would have been dismissed as a home-bodged effort 
by some diehard wildfowler on 
a worthless firearm. That view would probably have come from my mentor in the gun trade who was a former employee of a well-known…

Yildiz Wildfowler Extreme

Yildiz Wildfowler Extreme reviewed by Sporting Gun

I have to say I’ve been looking forward to reviewing the Yildiz Wildfower Extreme for quite a while. I first met Mike Mogilnicki and the Entwistle gun team at the British Shooting Show in 2015, where they were promoting the side-by-side Wildfowler from Yildiz. I was impressed by the build…

Winchester SXP

Winchester SXP reviewed by Sporting Gun

Fowling gun I have been sent a Winchester SXP to look at. Not a new gun to the market by 
any news, but definitely one worth revisiting. I was sent the SXP marshlands camo pattern with a 28in barrel. Winchester need no introduction, the company makes a great range of…

Armsan A620 Combo

Armsan A620 Combo

Having recently opened a junior section at our local wildfowling club, I was duly asked by several of our members to suggest a potential option for their respective youngsters. The choice was an easy one for me because I had seen a suitable candidate a few months earlier and have…

Cogswell & Harrison Windsor game gun

Cogswell & Harrison Windsor game gun

Cogswell & Harrison (C&H) is a company with a wealth of history. It can be traced back to 1770 and is the oldest gunmaking firm to have evolved out of London. I use the word “evolved” because C&H has gone through many changes in its long history. More so since the mid-20th century and is now owned…