Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:17 pm
I can't recall much on here about Webleys. There must be some who use them? At the clay club I go to, no one has one as far as I know. When the "new" Webley range first came out, there were some quality problems, but I believe there has been a shake up or manufacturer change, so are improved now. I think they are still made in Turkey though. This is only what I have read in magazines. There was a lifetime warranty with them,may still be? Don't rush into buying any shotgun anyway. You should try as many as you can, to see what you are most comfy with. Although most are built to suit "Mr Average", they do vary in the way they feel in your hands and how they swing. Muzzle heavy or not etc. Most of the big clay grounds will have a selection, mostly over/under and semi auto. Lanber is a good starter or budget gun, they are well made and look good. The selector/safety catch gives trouble occasionally. If I were to be looking to spend 700 quid, I would probably go for a 2nd hand Beretta 686, bomb proof and plenty about. Also good, are Browning and Miroku. Find a clay ground near you, go and have a lesson or two, try all the guns you can.
Tip--- When you buy your gun cabinet, get one to fit at least 4 guns. Whatever you buy initially, you will decide you want another, maybe a side by side for a change on game days. Then something else will take your fancy!!
Welcome to the world of shotguns, have fun.