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The Airgun Show – hunting rabbits in the wind, PLUS the Daystate Wolverine 303 on test

Warm summer evenings are a prime time for rabbit shooting, but it’s not always easy when the wind is blowing. Mat Manning heads out stalking with bunnies in his sights, and explains how using a bipod and getting down low

The Sportsman Gun Centre, Waldon Hill, Nr. Dorchester. Set your sat-nav to DT2 9PW and join in the fun at their open day on 12 September

Open Day at Dorset’s Sportsman Gun Centre

The Dorset branch of the Sportsman Gun Centre (SGC) is holding an open day on Saturday 12th September – and a warm invitation is extended to all airgunners! Situated on the ‘Premier Plus’ shooting ground of Southern Counties, located on

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Airgun Theft from Leicestershire Gun Club

Leicester & District SR & PC was burgled on Thursday, 6th August. The thieves overcame a strengthened outside wall to then break into the club’s strongroom, where the then set about stealing a total of 31 club guns – 18 rimfire

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Ammo in Action: Webley VMX

Simon Everett puts popular airgun pellets to the test. This month: Webley VMX .177

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Scope Review: MTC 1-4×24 Mamba CQB

Thom Jarrino discovers MTC Optics’ diminutive 1-4×24 Mamba ‘CQB’ – and thinks it’s a rather big find for airgunners…

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Head-to-head: Cometa 220 v Weihrauch HW99S

Mark Camoccio goes head-to-head with a pair of lightweight springers from Germany and Spain – each of which is clearly capable of punching well above its weight!

Features

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Hammer Time: Slingshot Valve

The inefficiency of a standard knock-open valve results in some PCP guns having a power curve over the duration of their air charge. However, Phil Bulmer looks at how one engineer solved it for British PCP gunmaker, Daystate

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Airgun Survey – Win A BSA Lightning XL SE Combo

The BASC is giving airgunners the chance to win a BSA Lightning XL SE worth £250 plus a BSA Optics scope of their choice by way of a random draw, entry of which is automatic when you take part in their specially-commissioned Airgun Survey

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Farm Forays: Farmyard Hunting

No matter what the time of year, a working farm will always be a hub for vermin activity – as Ian Barnett explains…

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