SHOOT­ING IM­PRES­SIONS

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I shot the Bo­sis at my usual test ground, a com­bined skeet, trap and sport­ing lay­out. The bar­rels were a lit­tle shorter than my pref­er­ence but the birds broke well, the sec­ond bar­rel cre­at­ing balls of smoke thanks to its tight con­stric­tion. Re­coil was no­tice­able as one might ex­pect in a sub-7lb gun but trig­ger pulls were crisp. I felt I might have had more con­trol with slightly longer bar­rels and a dif­fer­ent sight­ing rib, a semi-pis­tol or Prince of Wales grip might have suited, too. Over­all, I was im­pressed with the at­ten­tion to de­tail. The metal work and fin­ish are ex­em­plary. It is be­ing of­fered fairly at £12,500 (Paul Roberts also has new .410 and 20-bore Bo­sis ham­mer guns at £20,000 and £16,000 re­spec­tively). For it’s qual­ity, the gun is not ex­pen­sive. If I were to buy it, I might be tempted to or­der longer bar­rels or keep it for walk­ing-up and par­tridge. Qual­ity like this does not usu­ally come at such an at­tain­able price.

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