Shooting Gazette - - The review -

En­gi­neer­ing: 10/10 The en­gi­neer­ing on the ac­tion looks in­cred­i­ble. The gun feels in­cred­i­bly solid and is made to the high­est stan­dards of the English gun­mak­ers. Looks and fin­ish­ing: 9/10 This was a pro­to­type that has had a hard life, with Purdey try­ing very hard to test it to de­struc­tion – and fail­ing. As soon as I had fin­ished the test, it was go­ing back across the pond to the US to be tested by more po­ten­tial cus­tomers. I have not, there­fore, yet had the op­por­tu­nity to see a new gun on de­liv­ery. I know how Purdeys look on de­liv­ery so had I got my hands on a new gun, I am sure this mark would have been a 10.

Han­dling: 10/10 Even though the pro­to­type is a lit­tle on the heavy side, its han­dling was in­cred­i­ble – a de­light to use. The pro­duc­tion model will be very in­ter­est­ing to see and han­dle.

Value: 9/10 Dif­fi­cult to judge this one – it is a bit like com­par­ing a masspro­duced sales rep-type car with a high-end Range Rover: they both get you from A to B, but which one would you rather drive? The price is around £55,000 but it has taken many hours to pro­duce and it shoots in­cred­i­bly well. Reli­a­bil­ity & cus­tomer ser­vice: 9/10 Cus­tomer ser­vice is some­thing that Purdey prides it­self on and it goes to great lengths to look af­ter its clients and their guns. There is only one of these guns – the one we were test­ing – so reli­a­bil­ity is slightly un­tried but it does feel in­cred­i­bly well en­gi­neered. To­tal: 47/50

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