Muzzle

Testing two new 28g target loads

Richard Atkins tests two new 28 gram target loads, one fibre wad and the other plastic wad, from two of Italy’s leading brands First up, let’s look at the Fiocchi F3 fibre wad. Like the Lite Speed we reviewed here

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Jocker Bio Sport Competition review with Richard Atkins

Could this new fibre cup wad cartridge offer the clay busting performance you’re looking for, asks Richard Atkins  The cartridge world is taking the move to becoming ‘eco-friendly’ very seriously, and new and smaller brands are getting very much involved. Last

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A brief guide to chokes with Becky McKenzie

Top lady shooter Becky McKenzie provides a five-minute overview of what chokes are for, and which ones you should use. In simple terms, choke is a constriction near the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel, which affects how the shot spreads

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Mid-range cartridges for club or competition

If you don’t want to use budget loads and can’t justify premium competition loads, there is plenty to choose from out there These days, most of us mere mortals struggle to justify the expense of premium competition cartridges, but many

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Richard Atkins on the Browning B525 SL

Richard Atkins puts Browning’s distinctive new laminated stock B525 SL through its paces Browning have been busy introducing more new models to their already extensive over-and-under clay gun line-up. The gun featured here is a recent addition to the B525 model

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Muzzle brake on a shotgun?

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?

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