In this issue, Shotguns Editor Nick Sisley profiles the best of the best in scatter-guns. There's no shortage of fine new models to consider. The problem for many might be that with so many choices, how does a sporting enthusiast choose the best clays buster from the plethora of offerings?
Sisley has unearthed many models that offer the shooter unmatched options to personally fit the gun to themselves. Shims that go between the buttstock and receiver can let the shooter achieve their proper cast and comb height dimensions. Ditto for spacers that can be added or removed from between the stock and butt pad to fine tune the preferred length of pull. Triggers that can be adjusted back and forth also help you achieve a perfect grip-to-trigger length.
You'll also want to consider inner bore diameters, enlarged, back-bored tubes lessening felt recoil while also typically throwing more even patterns, as can models that come from the factory with elongated forcing cones. The same applies to choosing a model that comes equipped with a good assortment of high-performance screw-in choke tubes. The key to consider here is that the more fine tuned and adjustable the model is right out of the box, the less you'll have to spend on making it a better shooter for you.
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