Michael Yardley

Michael Yardley
Browning 525 SL

Now with a new, blue, laminate stock, the new Browning 525 SL feels very different to other 525s. With very low recoil, good balance and the ability to shot hard,…

Indoor shooting practice

Indoor shooting practice is invaluable to refining your rifle and shotgun technique before facing big game. Michael Yardley tries a few impressive facilities, with cinema-quality backdrops and instant feedback on…

Beretta 691 32in

The new Beretta 691 32in uses many components from the well-proven 68 series guns. Michael Yardley is impressed, finding it a pleasant and pointable gun to use. For more from…

Rigby Rising Bite shotgun

The new Rigby Rising Bite shotgun is the first made with the ‘rising bite’ sidelock action for more than 100 years. Michael Yardley discovers why this intriguing system is being…

Zoli Ambassador EL

Michael Yardley is impressed by the Zoli Ambassador EL. The deluxe Italian Sporter is well-proportioned and finished at first glance, and surprises with its shooting qualities. For more gun reviews,…

Browning 525 Crown 12-bore

Useful modifications and rich decoration mark evolution in the Browning 525 Crown 12-bore, says Michael Yardley, the latest model of the company’s popular shotgun. For more on Browning, read Michael…

Holland & Holland Royal sidelocks

There’s good reason why Holland & Holland guns are the most copied of all side-by-side sidelocks, says Michael Yardley. He is impressed by this pair of 1906 Holland & Holland…

Browning 725 Grade V

Micheal Yardley is pleased to test another Browning 725, an old friend featured several times in The Field. This time it is the ‘bells and whistles’ version, the Browning 725…

The most expensive gun in the world Purdey side by side. The Purdey side-by-side. The most iconic shotgun of all?

Buying one of the most expensive guns in the world won’t, sadly, make you a better shot. But it will certainly make a day in the field far more exciting.…