The German gunmaker Krieghoff has had the shooting world drooling for years over its K-80 over/under. Now, a new model – the Parcours sporting clays gun – is making waves as well. The Parcours is based on the K-80 action, but it has different wood and barrels.
It has a larger non-automatic sliding safety, located on the top tang just behind the opening lever. It has a button that must be depressed before the safety can be moved, which is good news for shooters who are concerned about the risk of having their gun accidentally locked in the ‘on’ position during competition.
Krieghoff has also taken the opportunity to change the rib design on the Parcours, which allows the shooter to hold their head in a more erect position in the stock, allowing faster target acquisition and less neck fatigue. This also helps to reduce perceived recoil and improve shooter accuracy.
There are several choices of barrel lengths, rib configuration, and wood furniture on the Parcours, making it suitable for trap, skeet, or sporting clays. The guns are driven by coiled main and sear springs, and the essential interior parts are machined from high quality tool steel to withstand the stresses and strains of repeated use.
The gun we tested had 32-inch sporting, ported, choke tubed, tapered flat sporting barrels with a selection of five Krieghoff titanium choke tubes in a Negrini case. It is fitted with a Category 2 grade right-hand sporter stock, Vintage Scroll nickel engraving, and factory adjustable comb, with a choice of left-handed sporters available at extra cost.