Richard Atkins

Shotgun buying advice from Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins offers a few purchasing pointers for novices that even experienced shooters would do well to remind themselves of. Purchasing a shotgun often creates a dilemma: should you buy a budget-priced new gun or an older gun from an

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Bioammo MM Rex review

Richard Atkins tests the Bioammo MM Rex cartridges which, for a premium, offer biodegradable wads and cases too. Most shooters are all too well aware that shotgun shooting is under growing pressure to improve its eco-friendly credentials. Moves against plastics in

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Clever Grand Italia cartridge review

Richard Atkins puts Clever’s premium Grand Italia clay cartridges through their paces For years Clever cartridges have largely been associated with the top end of clay shooting. Founded by the Chiampan brothers back in 1952, the company was focused on

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Rio Target Load cartridge reviews

These two 21 gram clay cartridges from Rio offer tremendous performance and value for money, says Richard Atkins. The cartridges put through their paces this month are the lighter shot load versions of the Rio 28 gram Target Load cartridges we

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Fiocchi LiteSpeed cartridge review with Richard Atkins

Hang on to your hat – Richard Atkins has got his hands on the super-fast Fiocchi LiteSpeed clay cartridges. You can tell that clay shooting is a vibrant sport by the huge number of products that are available, whether that’s

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Will my gun shoot steel? Clay Shooting Q&A

Let us know if you have any questions, such as will my gun shoot steel – we have the experts to answer them Your clay shooting experts Will my gun shoot steel? Q: I own a Sporting O/U which I

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Fausti XF4 review

Becky McKenzie reviews not one but two Fausti XF4s – and she’s impressed! I felt honoured to have been selected to test a Fausti XF4, which was loaned to me by Tony Laughton of Fausti UK, based at Stag Country

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Gun cleaning and maintenance – fix up your woodwork

This is the ideal time to renovate the battle-worn stock and fore-end on your clay gun. Richard Atkins explains how to do it in our bit of latest gun cleaning and maintenance advice. I’m sure many readers’ guns have never been

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Clay shotgun chokes – everything you need to know

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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How to clean your gun at home

With shooting on hold, Richard Atkins is back with more tips on how clean and maintain your gun while at home. This time, Richard Atkins is looking at Extractors/ejectors and woodwork. Browning and Miroku guns, like the one shown here,

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