Hunting shotguns: New products, tests, experience reports
flli-poliFratelli Poli: the Belladonna semi-auto shotgun
Terzilio Belladonna was a gunsmith from Perugia, Italy, to whom we can trace back a side-by-side shotgun with a strong personality and the long recoil semi-auto shotgun that we are dealing with in these lines. We found one in the Fratelli Poli's shop windows, in Gardone Val Trompia.
caesar-gueriniCaesar Guerini Magnus Light over-under for walked-up hunting
In the next season we will test the over-under shotgun designed for walked-up hunts by Caesar Guerini. In the meantime, let's take a detailed look at it. An elegant and refined gun, the Magnus Light is available in 12, 20 and 28 gauge, as well as in .410 bore. It also features the Maxisbore technology that together with the new “DueCon” forcing cone makes it possible to increase pellet velocity, …
fairF.A.I.R. SLX 692 Gold over-under shotgun, the field test
Let’s talk about the F.A.I.R. SLX 692 Gold over-under, an aesthetically pleasing and reliable shotgun suited to different types of environment and wild game. It’s available in in 12, 20, 28 gauge and 410 bore, with three scaled actions in 12, 20 and 28 gauge. It's a reliable, rugged and aesthetically satisfying gun. We tested the 20 gauge version in the field.
benelliBenelli Beccaccia Supreme in 20 ga: for the "contemplative" hunter
The Beccaccia Supreme in 20 magnum gauge is the latest semi-automatic shotgun dedicated by Benelli to those who love hunting with pointing dogs. This light and well-balanced shotgun - based on Benelli's inertia-driven geometric locking system, fast in cycling and practical in maintenance - can also be used for hunting other game animals.
piottiPiotti Droplock Model Fabio: a high-class double barreled gun
Or more simply, Piotti Fabio: from the name of the man who conceived it and worked on it for a long time – trying and trying again, according to the motto of the Italian “Accademia del Cimento” – overcoming many problems and rejecting many solutions to refine the idea and transforming it in an exciting shotgun.
The Remington 783 is an "entry level" hunting bolt-action rifle that offers the right performance and quality at an affordable price. Complete with a factory pre-zeroed variable optic, it is the ideal entry model for those who want to try their hand in hunting with a rifle.
The deer is a noble animal, just as hunting is a noble activity. So what gun could we use for this big cervid if not a Fausti Express rifle? Watch our emotional video - produced by all4hunters.com in the Italian alps. And be aware: a perfect hunting experience needs perfect equipment. That's why we mounted a Swarovski Z8i riflescope and used ammunition from the German manufacturer RWS. Have a look …
The far north of Benin bordering on Burkina Faso is still an authentic wilderness that deserves to be protected and simply has to be seen. It is astonishing how much big game still marks its territory there, and that apart from other people stalking animals, the hunting grounds are devoid of people. The video accompanies Sebastian Steinbrink and his hunting buddy Henrik Lott as they set off in …
Steyr’s Carbon series is equipped with a carbon fiber stock and is chambered in a variety of popular hunting calibers. The Steyr FlexSight system features a special thread that allows to change from open sights to silencer or muzzle brake without the need of any tools.
HIT Show, the most important Italian hunting, shooting and personal defense trade show for the public, will take place in the pavilions of the Vicenza Fair from 9 to 11 February 2019. As always, conferences, technical stages, canine contests and plenty of passion will make this event unmissable.
For over 130 years, Krieghoff in Ulm/Germany has made hunting and sporting guns that blend technical perfection with outstanding craftsmanship. At Krieghoff, it’s experienced gunsmiths – not toolmakers – that manufacture “your special gun”. A good feeling!
Audrey Watson got into deer stalking while working as an ecologist for the National Forest. In 2004, she met her husband through a deer management group, and part of their honeymoon included a stalking trip to New Zealand. Now a Deer Officer for BASC, she inspires others to try deer stalking.
F.lli Piotti, manufacturers of elegant guns for 50 years, enchant us with their unique, personalized and perfect shotguns and rifles. Here are some of their new models for 2018 that were also presented at IWA in Nuremberg last march.
The UK is popular destination for hunters and shooters from around the world. There is a wide selection of quarry species including game birds and five types of deer. Each species has an open and closed season and being prepared and equipped to hunt over a diverse and challenging of habitat is essential.
Two models are available, one with a standard-size receiver scaled for .308 Win and similar cartridges and another with a shorter receiver optimized for .223 Rem and similar cartridges. The new bolt-action rifle features a three-lug bolt.
The Scout Rifle series adds a new powerful chambering. The .450 Bushmaster version features a stainless steel finish, a lightweight synthetic stock and a conspicuous muzzle brake to reduce recoil and blast.
Cara Richardson was 18 and living on a Scottish Island when she started shooting and hunting. She quickly progressed from small game to much bigger and has hunted in the UK, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Cara is a busy international Sporting Agent and enjoys bringing clients to Scotland to hunt.
It is not always necessary to add features and details to propose something interesting. The Spanish company Bergara knows this well and this year it introduced an essential but interesting hunting rifle, the B-14 Ridge.
IWA 2018 / New from Falco Arms, Alpine 1 Kipplauf Stutzen rifle. In Marcheno (Italy) there is a company that is known for 40 years for its skill in the production of small-caliber rifles and Kipplaufs for hunting ungulates.
IWA 2018 / New from Voere: S16 & K15A rifles. The Austrian manufacturer of precision and hunting rifles showcases the new S16 bolt-action rifle and its “small brother”, the K15A match-grade rimfire model. A unique version with integrated suppressor was presented as well.
The Titanium series by the Polish manufacturer Delta Optical now includes 13 models. Among them, the new Titanium 4-24x50 HD with 4A-S reticle for hunting and 4A-SB reticle for long-range shooters, a real all-rounder suited to almost every hunting application. We’ve taken a look at this riflescope, which is available from 990 euro. In addition to interesting information, here on all4hunters.com we …
The long-established ammunition brand Norma from the far north started the year 2019 with an extensive update of its advertising presence featuring a new logo design. To this end, the Swedes presented a further development of their product catalog. The most exciting product among them is probably the new Bondstrike Extreme bullet, which offers world-class outstanding performance values, especially …
The latest addition to the Z8i riflescope family is designed to ensure excellent performance over long distances and versatility. Weighing just 23.5 oz / 665 g, it's also suited for mountain hunting and enables maximum detail recognition at all levels of magnification.
From 26-28 July, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire (UK), will host Europe’s largest countryside festival: hunting, fishing, shooting, falconry, gamekeeping, horses, dogs, gardens and much more, with events and exhibitions covering all three days.
No frills, accurate finishes only where they are really needed, no elegant but expensive solutions that can be replaced with others without reducing effectiveness. This Mauser M18 has everything you really need for hunting.
Jason Rodd flew from London into Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to hunt plains game. Within hours of arriving at the Kudu Ridge Lodge, he was presented with opportunities to hunt waterbuck, Eastern Cape kudu, and eland. Africa’s variety and scenery make it a top destination for hunters.
One of the most interesting Browning's new products for 2019 is undoubtedly the latest Reflex version of the semi-automatic rifle perfectly suited to driven hunts thanks to its particular, already assembled red dot sight.
Renato Brodar's interest in firearms lead him into hunting: shooting is a hobby and hunting in Slovenia is a lifestyle choice. Renato’s passion is to hunt chamois on the mountains tops, he’s a confident distance shooter and embraces the challenge of the harsh conditions and the opportunity to earn his quarry.