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Gun Test: Hatsan Nova Compact Tactical QE

The strong and silent type? Mat Manning puts the whisper-quiet Hatsan Nova Compact Tactical QE to the test, on the range and in the field

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Gun Test: Diana Model 56

Beauty is a beast: Diana Model 56 is a sidelever-operated spring-powered rifle that minimises felt recoil due to an integrated sled system. Mike Morton discovers whether this Diana really is a goddess

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Gun Test: Daystate Renegade

The Daystate Renegade breaks with convention and features an electronic trigger married to a mechanical action. It’s certainly a rebel, but does it have a cause? Mike Morton finds out

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Gun Test: Daystate Saxon

Daystate’s medieval-themed rifle offers style, features and performance, but as Mike Morton finds out, you’ll have to pay a king’s ransom if you want one

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How to choose a gun for a junior

It’s important to introduce youngsters to shooting, but many airguns are too heavy to handle. Stick to some basic rules, however, and you can find the right model… 1. Age & Safety Let’s start with safety. It is perfectly legal to

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How to make a spring compressor

Nick Stanning is a fan of spring-powered rifles, give them a go by following his helpful step-by-step guide to creating a spring compressor. 1. Safety first An air rifle mainspring is quite powerful, and may be under tension even when

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Twin Test: Walther Century GT and Crosman Phantom MkII

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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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!

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Head-to-head: Gamo Junior Hunter v Norica Thor GRS

Young airgunners are the lifeblood of tomorrow’s shooting sports. Mark Camoccio assesses two Spanish break-barrels that are designed to entice juniors into the fold

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Test: Walther LGU

Hot on the heels of its highly advanced LGV break-barrel, Walther has added another impressive springer to its stable. This one also bears a famous name from the past – and the editor is the first to take the new LGU underlever for a test drive…

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