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Mat Manning hunts over both pasture and woodland using stalking and ambush tactics as he goes in pursuit of some rabbits and woodpigeons to make a tasty mixed bag for the pot. Roost shooting can be a very effective way

BASC Membership hits 155,000

Membership of the UK’s largest shooting organisation has reached a record level of 155,000 people. BASC chairman Peter Glenser thanked those who continue to remain members of BASC and welcomed the newest members of the association. He said reaching the

Club of the Month: Okehampton Smallbore Club

Okehampton Smallbore Club is more than 100 years old, and as club secretary Di Johnson explains, it’s still as busy as ever. Started by the Territorial Force (the forerunner of the Territorial Army) during the First World War, Okehampton Smallbore

Tests

Pellet test with Mike Morton

Mike Morton takes part in a slugfest with the heavyweight Weihrauch Magnum – a quality hunting pellet that thinks it’s a sledgehammer. Should you be looking to deliver a super smackdown on your next hunting trip, look no further than

Pellet test: pretty poly

Predator Polymag Shorts are billed as premium hunting pellets, so Mike Morton sets out to see if these projectiles deliver on that promise. The US firm Predator International commissions some of its pellets from Czech manufacturer JSB, but Polymags are

Gun Test: No-Bull Bullpup

Nobody could have predicted the storm generated by BSA’s first-ever bullpup. Mat Manning puts the Defiant through its paces to see if it lives up to the hype Key Specs: Maker: BSA Guns, Birmingham Supplied By: BSA Guns (www.bsaguns.co.uk) Price: £1,049 (Black Soft Touch, Walnut), £1,099 (Black Pepper laminate) Model: Defiant Type: Multi-shot bullpup

Features

Going Prone with Mike Morton

Mike Morton offers some down to earth advice about shooting from the most stable platform of all: the prone position. Unless we’re in the field and the quarry presents itself a certain way, or we’re in a competition and the

Smooth Operator with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan recalls his youth when all he craved was power. He’s a little older and wiser now, and his springer shooting is all the better for it. Hopefully, most readers will have access to or own a decent quality

To protect and serve, with Mike Morton

Wooden stocks need protecting if they’re to carry on serving. Mike Morton shows you how to look after yours the easy way. Rifles with wooden stocks can look absolutely stunning. While there’s no doubt that synthetic stocks are more durable

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