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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

Back to school

Andy McGarty hits the classroom with Jeanette Leivers, who co-founded the Target Shooting School. Target Shooting School was launched in September 2016 by active shooters Jeanette Leivers and David Sprigg, co-founder of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Their intention was, and still

Masterclass on the Masters

Visitors to the Northern Shooting Show will be able to get a free HFT masterclass from the experts. The team behind the HFT Masters have joined forces with Daystate and Brocock to let visitors find out for themselves what this

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

Gas Gun Goodness

Jonathan Young gasses on about the history of CO2 guns and offers a closer look at some of his personal favourites. While most airgun shooters know they can drop a 12g bulb into their pistol and get shooting, few realise

Hide and seek for crafty crows!

Wily corvids are seldom easy to outwit, but their scavenging nature can be their downfall, as Mat Manning demonstrates as he sets up with hide and decoy tactics. The countryman: Mat Manning Mat relishes the challenge of crow-shooting. These birds

Rock around the clock

Richard Saunders burns the candle at both ends as he heads out hunting before sunrise – and keeps on shooting into the night! Everyone loves the sales, don’t they? Don’t get me wrong – I hate shopping unless it’s for air

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