Sporting clays doesn’t have to be a rich man’s sport. These three shotguns that will get you into the game without breaking the bank.
Mossberg’s 930 All-Purpose (top) is driven by a gas system that combines gentle recoil with flawless cycling. The ported barrel further reduces recoil and prevents barrel rise for a more accurate second shot. The 28-inch vent-rib barrel comes with Accu-Set chokes for dealing with targets at any range. The stock is adjustable for drop and cast with the supplied shim kit. ($652; mossberg.com)
Tristar’s Viper G2** (middle) is another excellent choice for the sporting course. Made in Turkey, the G2 features a 30-inch ported barrel with a ventilated target rib and extended screw-in chokes. The comb of the select walnut stock is adjustable for drop and cast. The barrel and chamber are chrome-lined for smoothness, easy cleaning, and corrosion-free durability. ($759; tristararms.com)
CZ-usa’s Standard-Grade Sporter (bottom) ****is a lot of gun for the money. Two barrels allow different chokes, letting you match patterns to the mix of targets encountered on the sporting course. Fit the gun to the shooter with the adjustable comb on this Turkish-made gun. The 30- or 32-inch barrels come complete with six stainless-steel Tom Mack-Series extended Kicks choke tubes. ($1,899; cz-usa.com)