Blowing up barrels – Fieldtester, episode 8 In this episode of Fieldtester we push shotguns barrels to the limit. Using real ‘in the field’ scenarios, we stuff the barrels with soil, sand, cartridge wads, ice, water and one of the most commonly discussed issues, a 20-bore shell accidentally inserted in front of a 12-bore shell. We also get a little carried […]

Why do shotgun barrels wear out?

It’s a surprisingly common problem for shotgun shooters. They look down the barrels and see wear and pitting, and assume they have worn the barrels out with the number of shots they’ve fired. Maybe they even blame steel shot for causing the wear. But they’re wrong. Matt Simpson, of Simpson Brothers Gun Shop near Peterborough, […]

Webley & Scott 912 sideplate shotgun – review

  You don’t need to spend a fortune these days on a gun that will look the part and do a great job on clays, rough or game shooting. There are some excellent guns available for under £1,000 – and this stunning over-and-under Webley & Scott 912 is a great example. Fieldsports Channel’s viewer research […]


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