Many shooters of more senior years may have fond memories of the .410 shotgun. I well recall buying my first proper shotgun, an El Faisan Spanish .410 folding double-barrel model, bought from a farmhand on a farm I used to…
Last month we considered what the smaller gauge guns have to offer the clay shooter, and what areas need particular attention to ensure the experience with using a gun smaller than a 12-gauge is both satisfying and successful. We touched…
Fiocchi FBLU and FBLACK: two new top competition loads from a world-renowned manufacturer
With high-rib Sporters all the rage, we smash some targets with the latest offering from Fabarm
Q I went rifle shooting with a friend recently. His rifle, in 30-06 calibre, had a device called a ‘muzzle brake’ fitted to the threaded muzzle. He said this significantly reduced recoil, he thought by almost 50 per cent, and made his rifle (which was quite light) much more comfortable to shoot, like shooting a much smaller calibre. I have seen adverts for muzzle brakes for shotguns and wondered if they would make a similar difference, like making a 12-gauge feel like a 20. Is that possible?
Cartridge expert Richard Atkins tests the Quattro Diamond and Trap Gold Series: two more exceptionally consistent competition-grade loads from NSI
Sometimes the empty case is still in the breech and has not been ejected but occasionally the new round is jammed against the fired case, which can be a struggle to remove. I do keep my gun clean; any idea why it now jams?
Beretta A400 XCEL goes Sporting – Richard Atkins gets first look at the new Beretta Sporting semi-auto and finds it ‘Blinking good’
Richard Atkins put Gamebore’s Kent Velocity 7.5 loads to the test and found a high performing economy load
Q I enjoy reading the cartridge test reports in Clay Shooting and I have bought some of the ammunition mentioned in the past; there is just one point that I’d like cleared up please. On the box of one type…