The Perfect Shotgun for the Finest European Tower Shoot in the New World

The Preserve

Mar 16, 2022

The Perfect Shotgun for the Finest European Tower Shoot in the New World

Read a sportsman’s review of the perfect shotgun for a tower shoot at The Preserve Sporting Club. I’m indebted to the staff at The Preserve Sporting Club and Residences in Richmond, Rhode Island for sharing their comprehensive knowledge of the challenges inherent in a European tower shoot, and for their willingness to suggest how best to meet them. There is an oddly personal connection between hunter and shotgun, and it is based on comfort. The shotgun must mount quickly, swing smoothly, stand up to rugged use, and maintain accuracy. You might be surprised to learn that there is little correlation between these characteristics and the expense of the shotgun you purchase.

The perfect shotgun a Preserve tower shoot.

Let’s cut to the chase: I’ve found that a 20 gauge is the most comfortable, easy to manipulate shotgun for me. Barrel length, action, choke, and ammunition choices will emerge after a great deal of experimentation. To be honest, my jury on these options remains out. I state for the record that the most exciting European tower shoots in the New World happens at The Preserve Sporting Club. Its tower is the tallest in the Northeast at 210’ above its lowest station, ensuring that birds fly high and fast. With 12 stations, 24 shooters, and enough guides and dogs to support all of the fun, The Preserve hosts the finest tower shoots extant. And its onsite Sporting Shoppe superstore can meet your needs with an unmatched array of shotguns and shells. So enjoy your hunt for the perfect-for-you shotgun and everything that goes with it – including the European tower shoots at The Preserve Sporting Club. To learn more, including dates of upcoming Continental Hunts and arrange a tour, call 401-539-4653.

About The Preserve

The Preserve Sporting Club and Residences offers stays in luxury suites, stand-alone cabins, and townhouses. For an even more memorable stay, consider a cozy cabin in the woods or an A-frame retreat that puts your right in the heart of the thousands of acres of lush forest.

No matter where you stay, you may catch a glimpse of deer roaming the rolling fields in the resort oasis. These upscale accommodations are the perfect place to relax after a day exploring New England while still enjoying the region’s scenic natural beauty.

What makes the Preserve Sporting Club a special retreat is the personalized service, the amenities and many activities guests can enjoy year round including fishing, clay shooting, indoor target practice, equestrian activities hiking, golf, luxury spa services and so much more.