Michael Yardley

Modern airguns.

The modern airgun is a sophisticated tool and the weapon of choice for professional vermin control. Perfect for shooting magpies and rabbits around the garden

If your shotgun is lighter is it easier to shoot or should game shots follow clay shooters by choosing a heavier gun whether it's a 12-bore or 20-bore?

This side-by-side droplock shotgun by Westley Richards is a lightweight 16-bore and sweet to shoot

Mike Yardley immediately feels comfortable with the Beretta Jubilee 12-bore. He considers the Beretta Jubilee 12-bore the best of the 600 series.

THE FIELD tests Percy Stanbury's own 12-bore Webley & Scott shotgun, silver ovals recording Stanbury's many championship wins crowd the gun's stock

Improved trigger pulls and a clever choke system makes this Browning 725 over-and-under shotgun a hit for Mike Yardley

An exceptionally attractive pair of side-by-side 20-bore shotguns, finished in England for AyA

This new pair of best London guns, the first to bear the Ray Ward name, are beautiful. Everything about the shotguns is in proportion and good taste

For a shade under £3,000 you can have a new sidelock ejector, a not unattractive gun that shoots as well as some of its higher-priced rivals