Whether you’ve got a big budget or a small budget, the experts at Ian Coley’s gunshop have got you in mind as they offer their pick of what’s on the market for clayshooting at prices from £500 to £45,000.
KOFS SCEPTRE JUNIOR 20G
Superb value for money and extremely reliable, the Kofs Junior 20-gauge is an entry-level gun for the Junior shooter.
It has an alloy action and a single selective trigger with automatic ejectors. Featuring 28″ barrels and a 13″ stock, the Kofs is well made for the sub-£500 price.
RRP from £499.99
ATA SP ELEGANT GOLD
A beautiful looking gun for the money, with high-contrast scroll engraving, gold inlaid game bird accents and grade 2.5 Turkish walnut on the stock and fore-end.
The handling and control comfortably exceed what might be expected of a new gun at this competitive price point.
RRP from £999.99
BERETTA SILVER PIGEON 20G (IAN COLEY SPEC.)
We’ve taken this popular 20-gauge and adjusted it to make it a good general fit for Juniors, Ladies and those of a slighter build.
A shorter, toeless stock and a Kick-Eez pad offer a comfortable gun mount and reduced recoil.
The gun feels well balanced and smooth to shoot. Any configuration of a Silver Pigeon will offer a great balance between price, quality and value.
RRP from £1,750
BROWNING B525 SL
With a laminate stock and adjustable comb, the B525 SL has a quality feel. Like it or hate it, the stock is well executed and practical given the British weather – and its weight makes the gun smooth to shoot.
The SL is fitted with an Inflex recoil pad, and the minimal decoration on the action suits the gun’s contemporary look. A good value gun if you’re not afraid of something new.
BROWNING ULTRA XS PRO
An all-round competition gun based on the reliable 525 action, with an internal weighting system and adjustable comb and trigger. The gun’s balance and fit can be easily refined to suit the shooter’s needs.
It’s smooth to shoot and sports Inflex recoil pads. The action has restrained decoration, complemented by an oil-finished walnut stock and a Trap-style fore-end.
RRP from £3,645
Another impressive all-rounder, based on the 690 boxlock action but featuring grade 3 oiled woodwork and hand-finished engraving. The 695 has Steelium barrels with a tapered sporting rib for better target pick-up.
The gun is smooth to shoot and trigger pulls are crisp and responsive. It comes with an upgraded ABS case and spare chokes. This is an affordable, premium-quality competition gun that is a pleasure to shoot, with Beretta’s usual high standard of craftsmanship.
RRP from £4,415
PERAZZI HIGH TECH
A favoured Sporting competition gun, and for good reason. Compared to the MX8, the heavier action on the High Tech is well concentrated between the hands, resulting in a gun that is fast handling yet steady to shoot, with minimal recoil.
A reverse tapered rib affords an improved field of view and rapid target acquisition. If you are thinking of ordering a new High Tech, take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Perazzi factory to choose your woodwork and have your gun fitted and made to measure – it is an experience not to be missed!
RRP from £9,880
BERETTA DT11 TSK
The ability to adjust every aspect of the stock on this gun makes it the perfect solution for all shooters – male and female alike. The balance is perfect, resulting in the smoothest of handling.
The light and reactive trigger is adjustable too. There is absolutely zero recoil or muzzle flip. The glove grip ensures the trigger finger reliably falls into the right position.
The visuals may not be to everyone’s taste, but aesthetics won’t aid performance, whereas gun fit definitely will.
RRP from £10,775
KRIEGHOFF ‘GOLD RIBBON’ CUSTOM K80 PARCOURS
The absolutely stunning K80 Parcours with custom gold ribbon engraving and C1 grade woodwork is a perfect all-round competition or game gun that comes complete with both 12 and 20 gauge sets of 32″ barrels on the famous K80 action.
The receiver is CNC machined from high quality forged steel before being hand finished. A new stock shape, forearm and barrel configuration provide some weight reduction, and of course the gun has the superb handling and distinctively crisp trigger pulls that you would expect from a Krieghoff. It comes with a 10-year warranty.
RRP from £44,995
KRIEGHOFF K80 SUPER SPORT
This is a top of the line competition gun, with an adjustable comb and tapered 32″ barrels for better target acquisition and improved weight distribution.
Each Super Sport is hand-balanced at point of manufacture to account for variances in wood weight – as standard this leaves the weight slightly forward, but it can be adjusted to suit.
Optional titanium chokes take some of the weight out of the end of the gun and offer an improved pattern. Another selling point of the gun its impressively low recoil, which supports fast recovery between shots and precise handling. The Super Sport is backed up by a 10-year warranty.
RRP from £13,900 depending on engraving and wood selected
For the best field sports news, reviews, industry and feature content, don’t forget to visit our sister publications Sporting Rifle, Bow International, Airgun Shooter and Gun Trade News. And our YouTube shows The Shooting Show and The Airgun Shooter. For subscriptions, please visit https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/