Engineering: 8/10 Rizzinis have no real issues; like any gun if you look after them, they will last the course. Trigger pulls were very good and the ejectors did their job. Looks and finishing: 8/10
If this is where you place significant importance in making your purchase decision this maybe the gun for you, in particular the round action separates it from the mainstream offerings. The gun is well finished, darker wood than that on the test gun would be more to my taste, but the wood was well figured.
Handling: 7½/10 On average speed and height birds the gun is more than capable, however, with some attention to the barrel weight, I believe that the handling would significantly improve. This would be more pertinent if the gun were to be used on high birds or equally fast grouse.
Value: 8/10 It’s a lot of gun for the money, competing in a tough marketplace. Customer service and reliability: 9/10 The backup comes from ASI so there should be no problem in this department. The guns from this manufacturer are generally as reliable as any from the mainstream. Overall: 40½/50