Behind the Scenes

Bootcamp! Daystate training

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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

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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

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

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The Tawnado

Mike Tawn, with his fine Lincoln air rifle… and the state-of-the-art RAW TM1000

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

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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

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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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Rising giant

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From LGV to XTC, Armex is a distributor with a lot of airguns on its hands – Colin Fallon goes behind the scenes for a closer look at the inner workings of this UK distribution giant…

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Stock in trade

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Simon Everett gets an audience with Don Robinson, stockmaker – a self-taught craftsman from Halifax who’s been making or embellishing airgun stocks for around half a century….

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Young apprentice: Busy period

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Airgun Shooter is following young Charlie Crane as he and his airgun are mentored in the art of gamekeeping. This month, we follow the young student at the time of year his mentor thinks is the busiest for those in the profession…

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In the workshop

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In this month’s issue, Lyn Lewington shows you how to strip the popular HW99S lightweight break-barrel from Weihrauch

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