How to buy a gun for shooting pheasants


Gunsmith and gunshop owner Dennis Stepney explains how to choose the right gun to go pheasant and partridge shooting. He shows how to select stock length, which barrel lengths are popular and why, and whether it is necessary to go for a single trigger and an ejector. He explains the pricing of good secondhand guns and what he would buy for a variety of budgets.

Plus, we asked our viewers which make of guns they own. We got 928 responses in 12 hours. Here are the combined and updated results of our survey:

Beretta 42%
Browning + Miroku 27%
Other make 28%
(Guerini, because Dennis Stepney rates it, 3%)

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▶ This item appears on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 519





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