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Teenage Gun Test: Umarex NXG APX

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  Tempting teenagers to leave their hi-tech gaming world is no easy task – but this new junior’s multi-pump pneumatic from Umarex should do the trick nicely. Joe Guest looks at the BB and pellet-firing NXG APX… If modern styling is

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Pellet Test – BSA Interceptor .22

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Simon Everett puts popular airgun pellets to the test. This month: BSA Interceptor .22 BSA’s Interceptor is a long-skirted hollowpoint with a difference – its conical head has a hollow resembling a volcano’s crater! The lead alloy used is just

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Kral Puncher Review

The Kral Arms Puncher is certainly a formidable adversary against other PCPs in the same price range

Turkish gunmaker, Kral Arms has entered the PCP market with the Puncher – a multi-shot sidelever that’s both feature-laden and affordable. The editor invites you to take a ringside seat at his unboxing of it… Kral is a fast-growing Turkish

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SMK PR900W review

The cheap PR900W marks SMK's entry into the world of PCPs

Until now, budget gun specialists SMK have never had a PCP in their line-up – but here’s a sneak peek at the first of their inaugural offerings: the Chinese-made PR900W Sportsmarketing built their reputation on importing cheap air rifles from

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Twin Test: Walther Century GT and Crosman Phantom MkII

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Synthetically stocked break-barrel rifle/scope combos are very much in vogue, so Nigel Allen takes two of the newest arrivals into the fields – Walther’s Century GT and Crosman’s Phantom MkII… At £265, the new Walther Century GT/6×42 scope combo is an

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Shining Example – Scorpion RS Platinum

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Field-ready outfits and limited editions are very much in vogue – so why not blend the two concepts into one package? Nigel Allen gets his hands on gun number 001 of just 150 Scorpion RS Platinums – a low-run combo

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Hidden Gem – Brocock Contour S6 Elite

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After going back to the drawing board, Brocock has re-released the Contour S6 Elite with a number of improvements. The editor looks at why this compact multi-shot PCP carbine could be one of the best little big guns out there…

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A new frontier – the Frontier 30

The Frontier 30 is the flagship of a line of new scopes from Hawke, and Thom Jarrino has been trialling the 2.5-15×50 model. It costs a pretty penny, though – so is it worth it? Here’s his verdict… Hawke’s 2015

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Side Course: Air Arms HFT500

The foreshock sports a flat underside with a slight belly swell in front of the open trigger guard

  It’s been designed and even named after the precision sport of Hunter Field Target. The editor delivers his verdict on Air Arms’ new HFT500 PCP model… Although Air Arms’ range spans the entire gamut of airgun shooting sports, the

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Test: BSA R10 Super Carbine

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BSA’s latest variant of their best-selling R10 Mk2 PCP – the Super Carbine – may have been cut down in size, but does it leave you short-changed? Not according to Nigel Allen, who’s put a fair few tins of ammo

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