To answer Wymberley.
I came back to shooting a year ago after 30 years away and bought a 30" barrel Multichoke O/U as I was supposed to, I mainly shoot English Sporting Clays, however I just didn't like it so I bought an AyA no3 which I love.
I enjoy close fast moving clays preferably random trajectories, I dislike long distance loopers and crossers and score accordingly.
The logical gun for me seems to be a "25" of some description but thats where I run out of experience, I've never shot one.
I have just bought a rough basic Churchill 28" from Holts, had the rib relaid, made a new toplever spring, sorted out a firing pin etc. I've extended the stock to 15" which feels right
My Ideas at the moment, which I would appreciate your views on are: (no pound sign on my computor)
An AyA No2, 26" barrels normal rib- cost about 800, probably have to extend the stock, disc set strikers, parts easily available, lots to choose from
Saresquetta etc 25" -I see some cheap spanish some not so cheap and can't work out what should cost what.
AyA XXV boxlock lots of rough ones with badly extended stocks for 500, I'm not keen on the engraving, usually plain wood.
AyA XXV sidelock 1500 pounds pretty gun, engraving a bit flashy.
Quality Birmingham boxlock 25" idealy scroll back Boxlock, idealy case hardened, 2000 pounds.
Churchill XXV- I really can't justify the cost, young family etc.
Have I missed anything fast and light?