Richard Atkins

Showing some fibre

Hull Cartridge Company has introduced a fibre wad version of its popular Sporting 100 competition cartridges. Richard Atkins takes them to the proof house

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Posted in Features, Reviews, Technical

Semi-automatics for the people

Richard Atkins considers the strengths and weaknesses of the various forms of self-loading shotguns

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Posted in Features, Modern Greats, Technical

Cartridge Test: SAGA the Spanish treasure!

Spanish Treasure? Richard Atkins is on the road to El Dorado as he evaluates a pair of keenly priced clay cartridges from Spanish maker SAGA

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The essential guide to boxlocks, sidelocks and sideplates

What’s in the box? Richard Atkins asks: Do you know your boxlock from your sidelock or sideplate?

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Posted in Advice and tips, Ask the Experts, Coaching

The Ultimate Guide to Chokes

Choke it up to experience: Richard Atkins gets to grips with the unsung hero of modern shotgun design, the humble, though now ubiquitous choke

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Testing the limits with Eley Hawk cartridges!

Richard Atkins puts some new Eley Hawk cartridges on the pattern plate at extended range to see if clays really can be broken beyond 60 yards…

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Interview: Kath Bright

Elle of a gun! Since winning a Perazzi High Tech Elle, Kath Bright has had great success. Richard Atkins and Kath discuss the Perazzi specially made for women

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A blast of magic

Magic Bore was developed to remove heavy fouling now found in bigger barrel diameters, so Richard Atkins was keen to discover how it worked Gunmakers have been the most inventive of people, developing new products in an effort to give

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A prize of arms – the Zoli Z-Sport High Rib

With a Zoli Z-Sport HR being presented to the High Gun at the Clay Shooting Classic Sporting on 15-18 June, Richard Atkins looks at what is on offer from this great Italian gunmaker

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1st Prize – Eley Hawk 1st Select reviewed by Richard Atkins

Eley Firsts are such a big name in the budget cartridge market – can they ever be topped? Richard Atkins finds out, putting the 1st Select through its paces

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