Michael Yardley

Michael Yardley
Merkel 60e 20-bore

Michael Yardley is impressed by the Merkel 60e 20-bore. It is well made and well priced and, despite some eccentric styling, comfortable to shoot. For more gun reviews, read Michael…

Blaser F16 Game Heritage

Having shot a number of F16s, Michael Yardley is impressed to report that the Blaser F16 Game Heritage is the best yet. It’s no lightweight, but it moves wells, is…

AYA Premium 20-bore

Michael Yardley is impressed by the AyA Premium 20-bore. It’s pointable, not too light, aesthetically pleasing – and good value for money. For more on 20-bores, read Michael Yardley’s review…

Guerini Invictus High Pheasant

Michael Yardley is impressed by the Guerini Invictus High Pheasant. With relatively light barrels, excellent handling dynamics and good pointing qualities, it could be one of the best high-bird guns…

Browning B15 20-bore D grade

New to the famous gunmaker’s stable and hotly anticipated, Michael Yardley is impressed by the Browning B15 20-bore D grade. Visually attractive and finished to a high standard, it would…

William Powell Phoenix

16-bores have been enjoying something of a comeback, with a growing following of sportsmen. Michael Yardley is impressed by the new William Powell Phoenix. For more on 16-bores, read Michael…

Luciano Bosis hammer gun

Michael Yardley finds himself impressed with the Luciano Bosis hammer gun. There is a simplicity and elegance to shooting with a hammer gun, and this is quality at a very…

Cogswell & Harrison 20-bore

London’s oldest name now has an Irish owner and is made in Italy, but the Cogswell & Harrison 20-bore is a pleasant gun to shoot. And it’s an inexpensive way…

Rizzini "Exmoor RB"

Unashamedly large and intended for high-bird work, Michael Yardley believes that the Rizzini Exmoor RB has serious potential. For another outstanding Rizzini gun at a reasonable price, read Michael Yardley’s…

EJ Churchill 32in Crown Continental

The EJ Churchill 32in Crown Continental is an interesting gun, made in Spain to imaginative British specification, but Michael Yardley comes close to awarding it dix points. For another gun…