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We list 4 of the best semi-automatic shotguns reviewed by our skilled gun testers in 2022; find options for clay shooting, pigeon shooting and wildfowling!
Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting (gas operated) Good for: Clay shooting and field use if required Main features: new competition shell carrier makes loading easy and quick; cycled every shell faultlessly from 21g up to 28g; 3 year warranty; different thickness recoil pads can be inserted (separate purchase) to change the length of the stock; 3" chambers Price: £1,900 Read the full review
Franchi Affinity Elite 3.5 (inertia operated) Good for: Wildfowling Main features: 3 ½” chambered and stell proofed; synthetic stock and corrosion-resistant Cerakoted barrel and receiver; shim kit which allows for changes to drop and cast; light at 7lb Price: £1,000 Read the full review
credit: Mike Yardley
Mossberg 590 Mariner (pump-action) Good for: Wildfowling and pigeon shooting Main features: Well balanced with the short barrel; top-mounted sliding safety; weight-saving forged aluminium receiver housing; weatherproofed model with anodised alloy action, synthetic stock, and Cerakote barrel finish Price: £840 Read the full review
Breda 930i Sporting (inertia operated) Good for: Clay shooting (proofed for steel, so could double as wildfowling gun) Main features: Smart, modern styling; adjustable wooden stock; extended bolt handle; pointable and low felt recoil; proofed for high performance steel Price: £1,760 Read the full review
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