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H&N Sport Acquires British Pellet Brand Prometheus

English pellet manufacturer Pax Guns has built up a huge reputation and amassed many awards for its long line of high-tech airgun pellets, which include both non-lead and lead designs. No surprise, then, that an ammo maker of equally renowned status should want to acquire it…

Plans to 'shoo before  you shoot' have now been dropped by Natural England

‘Shoo’ Before You Shoot Policy Too Wide of the Mark

The main aim of Natural England was to have an amendment to the UK’s General Licence so that pest controllers had to ‘frighten off’ quarry before undertaking any shooting – but it was so wide of the mark, they’ve now lowered their sights…

Despite overwhelming opposition, the Scottish parliament still presses on with plans to licence airguns north of the border

Scotland’s Airgun Licensing Proposals are “Flawed” say Police!

The Scottish parliament has tabled the Air Weapon and Licensing Bill – even though the country’s gun crime figures are at a 33-year low, and airgun crime statistics have fallen by over 70 per cent in the last few years. BASC is keen for any new legislation to be supportive of shooters, however…

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Right on Q!

Though many firearms passed through his hands, James Bond 007 is best known for his use of two Walther pistols – the PPK and P99. Under cover of daylight, Nathan Kingsley is dropped deep inside his garden and licensed to put their 4.5mm airgun ‘blowback’ versions into active service…

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Compact Pitch Black

The launch of this Pitch Black compact night vision unit “is imminent”, we’re told. Building on the success of its inaugural Hunter model, the Field Master is 40 per cent smaller and weighs just 800g. Encased in an anodised aluminium

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Perfect pistol scope

Range-Right has relaunched its popular PAO 2×20 long eye-relief scope in response to growing demand for quality pistol scopes. Constructed from a single tube of aircraft-grade aluminium, the new scope is shock-, water- and fogproof, comes with a Duplex-type reticle,

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Sound Advice

Sounds – and often the lack of them – are a countryside language’ that reveal much to the hunter who is able to decode them. Ian Barnett
translates it all into human-speak…

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Right on Q!

Though many firearms passed through his hands, James Bond 007 is best known for his use of two Walther pistols – the PPK and P99. Under cover of daylight, Nathan Kingsley is dropped deep inside his garden and licensed to put their 4.5mm airgun ‘blowback’ versions into active service…

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Daylight ratting

Cracking down on rats doesn’t always mean after-dark forays on the farm – as Mat Manning discovered after cottoning on to an unseasonal infestation in a newly gained permission…

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