IM­PRES­SIONS

Sporting Shooter - - GUN TEST -

I shot the 1020 at my usual test venue, be­gin­ning on a Skeet range. It was a solid per­former. It did not re­coil ex­ces­sively, ev­ery­thing func­tioned as it should. The 6mm vented rib, which has a brass bead at the muz­zles, pre­sented a good pic­ture to the eye and was well laid with the usual non-re­flec­tive, cross­hatch-ma­chined top sur­face. Over­all gun weight, some­thing un­der 7lbs, seemed well suited to a mod­ern 20-bore (my 32" 20-bore game guns hit the scales at about 7lbs 3oz and I of­ten stuff an ounce of shot through them in the field). The test gun’s weight is about the same as a tra­di­tional bench-made 12-bore side-by-side game gun. The 1020 pro­duced good kills on the clays with Half and Three-quar­ter chokes fit­ted (my pref­er­ence in a 20 is for a bit of choke). My only sig­nif­i­cant crit­i­cism was that the trig­ger pulls were a bit heavy, and this can af­fect one’s tim­ing. I found my­self us­ing the first joint of the trig­ger fin­ger rather than the pad to com­pen­sate for this. Over­all, though, I would rate the 1020 highly at its price point. It is a solid, well-pre­sented gun at a fair price. It would be just the ticket for walk­ing-up some grouse, which is what I am off to do now!

WE LIKE

The price The qual­ity of fin­ish The well-proven de­sign and good spec­i­fi­ca­tion

WE DIS­LIKE

The trig­ger pulls

TECH SPECS

Make: We­b­ley & Scott Model: 1020 Bore: 20 Ac­tion type: trig­ger plate with stud pin hing­ing and full-width sin­gle bolt Bar­rels: 27½" (70cm) Rib: 6mm Chokes: multi – five sup­plied Weight: about 6¾lbs War­ranty: three years RRP: £999 inc. VAT

pro­por­tioned. The top lever is of mid length and ef­fi­cient in op­er­a­tion. The trig­ger is re­coil op­er­ated, and the trig­ger blade it­self is gold plated.

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