Behind the Scenes

A visit to Leigh 54-yard indoor range

Andy McLachlan discovers new skills and hand-crafted guns as he visits a popular range in the north of England

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Behind the scenes: Handcrafted gunmakers

Andy McLachlan visits a Walsall workshop maintaining the traditions of crafting guns by hand – and starts planning how soon he can buy his own

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Interview: Scottish HFT shooter James Hesson

King of the North! Andy McLachlan asks Scottish shooter James Hesson about his choice of equipment and approach to hitting the target

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Beer and Bullets?! Discover Bell Target Shooting!

One of the world’s oldest target disciplines involves shooting at an extremely short range – but at an extremely small bullseye. Simon Everett offers an insight into this traditional sport which has enjoyed a revival of late…

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Bootcamp! Daystate training

With the modern-day airgun becoming ever more complex, many airgun makers now provide dealers with a crash course on servicing and repairing their wares. We enrolled our own techie, Lyn Lewington on one such training session run by Daystate… While most guns featured

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Bottle testing – Hydrotech

The regulations surrounding the use of high-pressure vessels make testing for safety mandatory at periods determined by the use the pressure cylinder is put to. However, there’s enough ambiguity in the rules to confuse end users, charging stations and even

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Young Apprentice: A farewell

Trainee gamekeeper, Charlie Crane, says goodbye to his sturdy air rifle of over a decade…

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The Tawnado

Renowned retailer and shooter Michael Tawn is a household name on the UK airgun scene – and Simon Everett spent a day with him to learn more about his airgunning roots…

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Airgun Business: Smooth Shooting

The Westy tray is a popular innovation with PCP shooters. Simon Everett meets the man who invented it, and goes behind the scenes to see some more bespoke work carried out at the new airgun engineering venture that is Smooth Shooting…

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Family Fortunes

It’s one of the shooting industry’s biggest success stories in recent years, turning its initial concept of a shooting seat into a huge retail outlet. So Simon Everett sets his sat-nav to Rotherham… and goes behind the scenes at IdleBack

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